July 29, 2014 Why physical therapists like activity tracking
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 clearance for its StepWatch device, created a spin-off company called modus health to market their device, hitherto used mainly for research purposes, to clinicians. Even MC10′s recent partnership with biopharma company UCB held up movement tracking in patients with neurological disorders as a possible focus of the collaboration.