Reflexion Health

By Jonah Comstock October 26, 2017
Microsoft is discontinuing the Kinect, its pioneering 3D motion-sensing camera. FastCo broke the news that the company will no longer manufacture the device, though it will support existing devices for the time being. Though Kinect was a pioneer in the 3D motion-tracking space, other companies have stepped up in the meantime, and the technology has also been incorporated into platforms like...
By Jonah Comstock December 19, 2016
New York City-based digital health company Progyny, which offers a number of fertility services including concierge services for in-vitro fertilization, egg freezing, adoption and fertility benefits, has hired David Schlanger, former head of WebMD, as its new CEO. Schlanger left WebMD by mutual agreement in September. “I’m thrilled to be joining the Progyny team and look forward to leading the...
By Heather Mack November 29, 2016
A new study by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute is evaluating the use of a virtual physical therapy program for people recovering from total knee replacement surgery. The study, entitled Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation In-Home Therapy: A Research Study (VERITAS), is using an in-home, on demand virtual rehabilitative therapy program called Vera from San Diego-based digital...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2016
San Diego-based Reflexion Health, which offers physical therapy programs that leverage Microsoft Kinect for Windows, has raised $18 million in its series B round of funding from undisclosed investors. To date the company has been exclusively funded by the West Health Investment Fund, which injected $7.5 million into the company in 2014 and $4.25 million in 2012 The company says it plans to use...
By Brian Dolan March 22, 2016
Alivecor has hired two more Googlers following the appointment of its new CEO, who is also a Google alum. Frank Petterson and Simon Prakash join the company as VP of products & design and VP of engineering, respectively. Petterson led Google's engineering team for YouTube Live and Gaming. He also led engineering for Hangouts and the Google+ iOS app. Prakash was the Senior Director of Product...
By Aditi Pai November 3, 2015
San Diego, California-based Reflexion Health has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its digital physical therapy tool, called Vera, which uses Microsoft Kinect motion-tracking to help patients with musculoskeletal rehabilitation. “We are thrilled to be one of a growing number of digital medicine companies to receive FDA clearance to use innovative tools and methods, such as Vera, to deliver care...
By Jonah Comstock July 14, 2014
The new Kinect, the second generation of Microsoft's motion capture camera technology, has been making healthcare headlines for nearly a year now as a few select companies were able to tinker with prototypes. The version of the device that was connected to the Xbox One gaming console was made available back in November. But starting tomorrow, Kinect for Windows version 2 will be available...
By Brian Dolan March 27, 2014
San Diego-based Reflexion Health, which offers physical therapy programs that leverage Microsoft Kinect for Windows, has raised $7.5 million from the West Health Investment Fund. The Fund was also the sole investor in Reflexion's $4.25 million seed round in 2012. The Reflexion system is currently undergoing pilot studies at Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health in Boston and San Diego...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2013
We never really know where the next game-changing innovation will come from. The smartphone started out as just that -- a smarter phone. But when Apple opened up its API to developers, that open source project started to unlock the true potential of a handheld, connected touchscreen computer. Nowadays, the ability to make a phone call might just be the least important thing your smartphone does...
By Jonah Comstock May 15, 2013
Physical therapy is approaching a crisis, according to Dr. Kourosh Parsapour, founder and CEO of 5plus, a startup working on building digital health physical therapy tools. The specialty is experiencing provider shortages at the same time as the need for physical therapy and rehabilitation services increases -- as the baby boomer generation ages. "By 2030, the number of states with substandard...