San Diego, CA (November 3, 2015) – San Diego based Reflexion Health, a digital medicine company using Microsoft Kinect motion-tracking technology to re-imagine rehabilitation medicine; today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its motion-tracking based physical therapy tool, Vera™.
Vera is an easily operated, digital medicine software system using the Microsoft Kinect technology to aid patients with musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Vera projects an avatar onto a screen, coaches and motivates patients to perform exercises at home, all the while tracking and reporting back data to the physical therapist who monitors progress and optimizes therapy in real time. Vera provides next generation therapy for patients in an engaging, affordable and convenient platform.
“We are thrilled to be one of a growing number of digital medicine companies to receive FDA clearance to use innovative tools and methods, such as Vera, to deliver care in a more engaging and efficient way,” said Spencer Hutchins, CEO and co-founder of Reflexion Health. “We look forward to continuing to demonstrate Vera’s positive impact on patients, doctors, and therapists.”
Reflexion is currently partnering with the Brooks Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville, Florida, along with a major academic medical center, to deliver Vera to patients recovering from joint replacement surgery. Reflexion has also received a $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control to use Vera in fall prevention for seniors. As part of this grant the technology is currently employed in two senior populations in San Diego, California and Fearrington, North Carolina.