The merge of Cincinnati Children’s research-based technology and IncludeHealth’s human performance platform will result in a next-generation, musculoskeletal training, and treatment tool.
FREMONT, CA: IncludeHealth has agreed to work together with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to commercialize a new technology that enables the athletes to correct their movements.
IncludeHealth, a digital health and performance technology company and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati Children’s), a top-ranked pediatric medical center and research institution, has entered into a licensing agreement to bring Augmented Neuromuscular Training (aNMT) technology to market. It employs camera-based real-time movement analysis along with corrective feedback to optimize the physical movement of athletes and other at-risk groups for injury prevention and performance enhancement.
IncludeHealth, through this partnership, allows aNMT technology to integrate with its cloud platform, thereby making it more accessible. The technology captures a patient’s movement in real-time on camera and then provides feedback if the movement was performed correctly. The real-time feedback provided allows the patients to adjust movements immediately. It greatly helps children and adults recovering from musculoskeletal diseases, disorders or injuries; seniors with mobility issues or other musculoskeletal pain; and athletes of all ages and physical ability.
Greg Myer, Ph.D., Director of The Human Performance Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s and the Director of Sport Performance Optimized by Research & Technology (SPORT) Center said that they have been struggling for years to improve outcomes and care for musculoskeletal injury by spending a lot than for any other condition or chronic disease. Current and conventional treatment assesses individual biomechanics made manually by a skilled physician, therapist, or coach that can result in high variability in outcomes. If the person fails to improve their biomechanics and retain their correction, musculoskeletal injuries do not heal, and pain may remain persistent.
To overcome this, Dr. Myer and his team in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Cincinnati, developed the digital solution “aNMT” that addresses the problem of inconsistent results from musculoskeletal care. An integration with IncludeHealth’s cloud platform and equipment enables physical therapists to quantitatively assess, standardize, and treat movement problems in real-time.
“IncludeHealth was built on the foundation of lowering barriers and improving access to health, wellness, and performance,” said Ryan Eder, Founder and CEO of IncludeHealth. “Integrating evidence-based aNMT technology into our platform further supports this mission and enables an unparalleled suite of products for driving next-generation musculoskeletal care and training. Collaborating with Dr. Myer and Cincinnati Children’s is an honor and a major milestone for IncludeHealth.”