July 21, 2020
New research demonstrated that patients using a digital treatment for nonspecific low back pain report significantly stronger pain reduction compared to their peers receiving the standard of care.
The cluster-randomized study, published in the Journal of Pain Research, compared patients using traditional treatment methods to those using a digital program called Rise-uP, which combined electronic...
July 14, 2020
The Investigating the Effectiveness of Virtual Physiotherapy report by independent provider of physiotherapy, Ascenti, has captured data on patients’ openness to virtual treatment, pain improvements on a 10-point Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and satisfaction with outcomes.
Results showed that it is just as effective as and, in some cases more effective than, in-person treatment.
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June 18, 2020
Digital therapeutics company for chronic conditions, Kaia Health, today announced that it closed a $26 million Series B funding round, bringing its total funds raised to date to $50 million.
The round was led by Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300 with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital and Heartcore Capital, as well as Symphony Ventures, an investment partnership with...
September 17, 2019
This morning digital physical therapy company Kaia Health announced an $8 million funding round led by United Health’s venture arm Optum Ventures. This comes seven months after the company announced that it scored $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital.
WHAT THEY DO
Kaia Health got its start with a digital physical therapy platform for back pain, which guides users...
May 8, 2019
A randomized controlled trial recently published in npj Digital Medicine found Kaia Health’s app-based exercise therapy for lower back pain (LBP) to be an effective treatment for multidisciplinary patients, and could be more effective than a standard strategy of individual physiotherapy sessions paired with online education.
In the investigation — which was sponsored by Kaia Health...
March 25, 2019
Phone-based workouts. Workout app maker Kaia Health has expanded its service from squat support to full-body fitness with the launch of a new version of its app.
Like its predecessor the Kaia Perfect Squat Challenge, the Kaia Personal Trainer app uses smartphone camera motion tracking to monitor and log the user’s reps, while helping users develop personalized fitness plans. Of note, the company...
February 7, 2019
Digital therapeutics company Kaia Health has unveiled a feasibility study to examine the impact of its digital therapeutic treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on Japan’s ageing population. This follows a German pilot study which successfully decreased symptoms.
COPD is an umbrella term to describe chronic lung diseases that cause limitations in lung airflow. According to the...
January 21, 2019
Digital physical therapy company Kaia Health, which has offices in Munich and London, has landed $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital.
What they do
Kaia employs AI and machine learning to create home-based, clinically-validated exercise plans for users. While the Kaia has developed products to address everything from exercise and wellness to treating COPD symptoms,...
June 26, 2018
This morning Munich, Germany-based Kaia Health announced that it has launched an AI-powered motion tracking technology called the Perfect Squat Challenge app. The idea is that the app will work as a personal trainer and give users real-time feedback on the form of their squats.
"Breakthroughs in AI-powered motion tracking and correction technology means that everyone now has access to a virtual...