Reflexion Health Inc has partnered with Yale New Haven Hospital’s (YNHH) Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC) to offer its FDA-cleared Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA) to joint replacement patients.
The goal of this partnership is to help patients undergoing post-acute care after joint replacement accelerate recovery, reduce costs, and increase convenience by offering an option for patients to undergo rehabilitation at home.
The digital therapy platform VERA, a complement to traditional physical therapy, is designed to integrate a menu of prescription rehabilitation exercises, an animated avatar coach, a 3D imaging system for measuring movement and form, functional assessments, an intuitive dashboard for remote clinical review, automatic report generation, and telemedicine capability.
To use VERA, patients stand in front of the specially equipped 3D camera and “she” demonstrates, detects, measures, and analyzes individually prescribed movements and provides feedback, explains a media release from Reflexion Health Inc.
Patients are introduced to VERA presurgery and use the solution in their rooms in the CMC unit postsurgery. The solution is also installed in the patients’ homes, so that YNHH therapists can remotely monitor the patients’ in-home progress and discuss results by phone or directly through VERA’s telehealth capability.
“By partnering with one of the most respected and technically advanced healthcare systems in New England, we are excited to help a growing population of patients who are planning for and recovering from joint replacement surgery,” says Joseph (Joe) Smith, MD, PhD, president and CEO of Reflexion Health, in the release.
“VERA’s ability to transform and personalize rehabilitation while increasing patient engagement and satisfaction is a great complement to traditional physical therapy,” he adds.
[Source(s): Reflexion Health Inc, Business Wire]