Sensoria and Orthotics Holdings, Inc. have announced a partnership to create the Smart Moore Balance Brace, an orthosis designed to prevent falls.
The Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Smart Moore Balance Brace is an update of the Moore Balance Brace (MBB), launched in 2010. The MBB was created to improve the balance and stability of its users. Features of the new brace allow clinicians to monitor gait parameters, adherence and activity levels of their patients.
“One of our main goals at [Orthotic Holdings, Inc.] is to innovate and bring new solutions to our health care partners so they can achieve optimal patient outcomes,” Jason Krauss, president and COO of Orthotic Holdings, Inc., said in a press release. “We are so excited to bring an IoT enabled orthotic to the market and we hope this will be the first of many successful product developments with Sensoria.”
Sensoria, along with its new sensor technology, has also provided a Bluetooth enabled anklet that attaches to the MBB and sends collected data to a mobile app and web dashboard for clinicians and users to track results. The Smart MBB is still undergoing market studies, but should become available in 2016.