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Digital Health Company Launches to Provide Accurate, Actionable Health Data

July 11, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- A new healthcare technology company, modus 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 irregular gait. modus measures what matters using its unique, clinically validated wearable StepWatch™ Activity Sensor coupled with proprietary best-in-class software and analytics (see also modus health).

modus offers care providers, patients, and payors a complete activity monitoring and assessment solution across multiple high-risk patient groups. These patient segments include those with neurological conditions such as post-stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy, as well as those with chronic diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). modus also provides best-in-class eldercare solutions through its unique ability to accurately measure function in users with slow and/or irregular gait.

The rise of wearable sensors and the "quantified self" movement have resulted in heightened interest in activity trackers and similar devices. While gait and activity are key clinical indicators in multiple therapeutic fields, deficiencies in the accuracy of the data from these consumer products significantly limit their utility in actual clinical applications. The challenges of device inaccuracy are especially acute in persons who walk with slow or irregular gait.

modus is uniquely positioned to serve caregivers for these large and challenging patient populations, basing its outcomes platform and analytics on data captured from its StepWatch™ activity monitor. StepWatch™ was created as a research instrument to measure real-world function in the challenging environment of persons using assistive technology to ambulate. Over time, this research expanded to chronic diseases, as well as to large scale pharmaceutical and device trials.

Keywords for this news article include: Technology, modus health.

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Source: Health & Medicine Week

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