The Innovation Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and VR Electronics Ltd (VRE) – maker of the TESLASUIT and other advanced human-to-digital interface technologies – announce a partnership to create movement wear and full-body-suit-based technology to improve human motion assessments for diagnostics, performance training, and next generation rehabilitation. 

HSS is an academic medical center specializing in orthopedics, rheumatology, and related disciplines. VRE is the developer of TESLASUIT, a smart full-body suit designed to improve the user’s motor skills through electro-stimulation in XR (VR/AR) training, utilizing rich real-time data. 

The collaboration aims to assess and improve human movement and physical rehabilitation using full-body sensors, covering 95% of the muscle mass of the human body.  It combines HSS’s knowledge of musculoskeletal health with TESLASUIT smart technology, which integrates biometry, motion capture and haptic feedback. Through the HSS Innovation Institute, the partnership aims to advance personalized, real-time diagnostics, training and physical rehabilitation, a media release from Hospital for Special Surgery explains. 

“This partnership with TESLASUIT is another example of how we are fulfilling our Purpose, to help people get back to what they need and love to do better than any other place in the world.”

— Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO of HSS

Wearable Technology

The TESLASUIT smart bodysuit is designed to offer integrated technologies and is a wearable technology that combines haptic feedback biometry with an advanced motion capture system, which, alongside EMS and TENS, can deliver a wide range of sensations and collect rich data from the body for real-time tracking that can enable detailed analytics, HSS adds in the release.

“Partnering with HSS makes perfect sense to utilize TESLASUIT’s technologies in innovative medicine, combining our advanced systems’ technologies and joint expertise. Together we can significantly improve the quality of patient care.” 

— Sergei Nossoff, CEO of VR Electronics Ltd

In Medicine and Rehabilitation, the TESLASUIT combined technologies allow physicians to process and analyze biometry and movement data for diagnostics and monitoring purposes, allowing instant haptic feedback, to extend each session using advanced EMS & TENS to enhance user performance and experience throughout the rehabilitation lifecycle.

“Integrating HSS knowledge and expertise within TESLASUIT technology will continue to propel HSS ahead in Next Generation Care.” 

— Jordan Harmon, HSS Vice President of Care Delivery Innovation

Improve Motion Analytics

This collaboration will further support HSS’s plans to expand its footprint in Performance and Prevention, using data science as a backbone to improve motion analytics for musculoskeletal care, and leverage wearable technology for a connected healthcare experience, the release continues.

“This partnership will bring together the best minds across musculoskeletal health and wearable technology market-leaders to help empower patients and consumers to move better, train better, rehab better, and live better.” 

— Leonard Achan, President of the HSS Innovation Institute

[Source(s): Hospital for Special Surgery, PR Newswire]

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