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By Aditi Pai
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#4 Some physical therapy apps

 

PT Pal

 

"Mobile apps that use video and video games to motivate patients to do their physical therapy exercises at home;"

Last year, this type of app was  identified as a new trend for consumer apps, along with seasonal allergy management apps and doctor's office apps. At the time, MobiHealthNews counted almost three dozen PT app launches in the span of a year. This year, Microsoft Kinect has made news for its close ties to mobile physical therapy programs and in August a new accelerator, Health Wildcatters in Dallas, introduced its first class, which included PT Pal, a physical therapy app.