LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FocusMotion, a motion recognition algorithm company dedicated to improving health through movement and gesture quantification via wearables, took part in this week’s Los Angeles Dodgers Accelerator Demo Day as one of only 10 companies selected for inclusion in the program, which is in partnership with R/GA.
The Los Angeles-based startup’s proprietary motion-tracking technology has already been vetted and leveraged by partner brands, including Samsung, Microsoft, Pebble and Fitocracy. This month it launched a pilot program with the LA Dodgers to examine the ways in which motion tracking positively impacts athlete training and recovery.
“The implications of wearable technology for fitness are exciting, but they only scratch the surface of what’s possible,” said Cavan Canavan, co-founder and CEO of FocusMotion. “We aim to push even further into the frontier and broaden the wearable market. For instance, we are examining how our algorithms can assist in physical therapy, helping patients rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries from home. We're also looking at solutions that monitor a worker who lifts boxes on a factory floor in order to reduce workplace injuries.”
FocusMotion has partnered with Reflexion Health and FORCE Therapeutics to explore motion tracking in physical therapy. Reflexion Health is a digital medicine company transforming rehabilitation medicine by combining patient motion-tracking data with an engaging software platform. Reflexion's FDA cleared patient rehab experience is designed to guide patients through their physical therapy, coaching them on form and tracking adherence in their own home. FocusMotion will work to identify and track lower body movements, in particular, to aid in physical therapy.
FORCE Therapeutics arms musculoskeletal recovery patients with tools, such as video-based instruction, communication, outcomes collection and real-time tracking, to take charge of their own care. The company will leverage FocusMotion technology in a range of motion tracking, utilizing both wearable sensors and mobile phone platforms.
Additionally, FocusMotion has partnered with Kinetic and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), on a funded study that may lead to the development of a wearable system for identifying multiple low back pain risk factors associated with manual lifting tasks performed in the manufacturing sector. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Kinetic is a technology company developing wearable products for the industrial workforce of the future.
This fall, FocusMotion released their software development kit (SDK) to the developer community. For the first time in the wearables industry, the FocusMotion Fitness SDK provides developers using any platform and OS with the ability to automatically track movements, exercises and gestures.
For more information on FocusMotion, please visit: http://www.focusmotion.io/.
Founded in 2013, FocusMotion is a Los Angeles-based company using innovative, proprietary technology to track a broad range of human movement. FocusMotion is building the world’s largest database of motion recognition and is leading the way in wearable technology. Its technology uniquely maps human movement via wearables, moving beyond monitoring to understanding what specific exercises, movements, or gestures a user is doing, how many repetitions are completed, and how well those movements are performed. Its SDK is deployable across devices and operating systems, opening up new opportunities for developers and users.