StepWatch

By Jonah Comstock August 28, 2014
The modus health StepWatch is the kind of device the VA will reimburse for. At the beginning of this month, MobiHealthNews noted in an In-Depth report that a new class of wireless, wearable activity tracker is increasingly finding its way into the clinical space, especially to help people with movement disorders or lower body injuries. That trend just got a big boost from the US Department of...
By Jonah Comstock August 1, 2014
Camntech's MotionWatch In February of this year, the FDA cleared two wristworn activity trackers from British company Camntech: non-smartphone-connected, but highly accurate devices intended for use in clinical trials.  In July, Australian company dorsaVi followed suit, obtaining clearance for its ViMove sensor system for detailed activity tracking. Meanwhile, Orthocare Innovations, a company...
By Jonah Comstock July 9, 2014
Washington, DC-based modus health, a spin-off of a prosthesis company called Orthocare Innovations, has launched with the goal of creating a wearable activity tracker for clinical use. The technology is building on a research device called StepWatch that Orthocare has been using for some time. "It’s sort of a wearable [that was created] before wearables were cool and it is a validated wearable...