The Veterans Affairs Department plans to contract app developer JumpStart to build a platform that uses artificial intelligence and the user’s own body to improve the physical therapy process.

The app, called the AI Based Physical Therapy App, or AIPTA, will be designed to predict and mitigate repetitive stress-related injuries, according to a request for information posted to The app will use an adaptive user interface to receive input from wearable devices that monitor various health diagnostics.

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