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Washington, D.C. February 27, 2015 Modus Health, llc, a digital health company focused on actionable physical activity data, today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved the use of its StepWatch™ activity tracking device, along with the complimentary Europa™ by Orthocare Innovations, as the only outcomes and utilization devices approved for VA reimbursement by its National Orthotic and Prosthetic Program. Dr. Joseph Miller, Ph.D, MS, CP, Veteran Health Administration’s National Director, Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinical Services, Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Service, announced this decision publicly on February 19 at the 2015 Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium in New Orleans.

The VHA Amputee System of Care’s Clinical Care Committee was tasked with conducting an exhaustive search of mobile and digital health products to identify which devices meet required VA outcomes metrics. The Committee found the StepWatch™ and Europa™ to be unique in the ability to provide utilization and outcomes insight into the function of veterans who rely on lower limb prosthetics.

The Modus StepWatch™ device has been utilized and validated extensively in patients who utilize assistive technology, including among lower limb prosthetic device users.  StepWatch™ has been found to be over 99% accurate in lower limb prosthesis users in academic studies.

Doug McCormack, CEO of Modus Health commented “we applaud VHA’s efforts to lead the field by being the first to systematically collect functional data to help gain improved insight into the performance of Veterans who utilize lower limb prosthetics. With StepWatch identified as the only activity tracker among a very crowded field that meets its requirements, Modus Health is committed to supporting veterans in the use of our technology to help improve the quality of its clinical care.

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About modus health

modus health’s mission is to provide accurate and actionable physical activity data and analytics to inform clinical decision making, improve efficiency for payors, and optimize outcomes for patients.   We focus on patient segments with slow or irregular gait, in which our StepWatchtechnology is uniquely accurate in measuring physical activity. For more information visit modushealth.com

Washington, D.C. February 27, 2015 – Modus Health, llc, a digital health company focused on actionable physical activity data, today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved the use of its StepWatch™ activity tracking device, along with the complimentary Europa™ by Orthocare Innovations, as the only outcomes and utilization devices approved for…

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Washington, D.C. February 13, 2015 – Modus Health, a digital health company focused on providing accurate and actionable physical activity data and analytics to inform clinical decision making, improve efficiency for payors, and optimize outcomes for patients, announced today promising initial study findings which could have a profound effect on the delivery of prosthetic devices…

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Innovative Mobile Health Program to Extend Proven Therapy Solution to Rehabilitation Providers Nationally Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C. October 15, 2014 – The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), America’s best hospital for physical medicine and rehabilitation, and modus health, llc (modus), a digital health company, today announce a collaboration aimed at deploying advanced digital technology…

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Washington, D.C. August 12, 2014 – a digital health company focused on providing accurate and actionable physical activity data and analytics to inform clinical decision making, improve efficiency for payors, and optimize outcomes for patients, announced today the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) with four key appointments: Thomas George Hornby, PhD, PT, Andrew…

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There is plenty of competition in the wearable health-monitoring device business, including Under Armour, which is exploring a next-generation product with Samsung. But competition from a Goliath like Under Armour is not deterring Georgetown startup Modus Health. The company, spun off from prosthetic device maker Orthocare last month, is seeking up to $3 million in a round…

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In February of this year, the FDA cleared two wristworn activity trackers from British company Camntech: non-smartphone-connected, but highly accurate devices intended for use in clinical trials. In July, Australian company dorsaVi followed suit, obtaining clearance for its ViMove sensor system for detailed activity tracking. Meanwhile, Orthocare Innovations, a company that has long held FDA…

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Washington, DC-based modus health, a spin-off of a prosthesis company called Orthocare Innovations, has launched with the goal of creating a wearable activity tracker for clinical use. The technology is building on a research device called StepWatch that Orthocare has been using for some time…. Read more at mobihealthnews.com…

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Improves Clinical Outcomes in Persons with Slow and Irregular Gait, Builds on Clinically Validated Physical Activity Sensor StepWatch™ Washington, D.C. June 26, 2014 — A new healthcare technology company, mōdus health, has been launched to provide accurate, actionable physical activity data and analytics that will improve care efficiency and enhance clinical outcomes in patients with slow and…

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