Sensoria and Genesis Rehab Services have agreed to collaborate on the development of products that will monitor the daily activities of senior citizens, speed up the rehabilitation process, and assist with the prevention of falls.
In the field of smart garment technology, Sensoria is the undisputed leader. A prominent supplier of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, and wellness services, Genesis Rehab Services is a subsidiary of Genesis HealthCare that specializes in these areas of care. The partnership was revealed the day before yesterday during the 11th Annual Fall Health 2.0 Conference that was held in Santa Clara.
Sensoria Health is going to work on developing solutions that will help improve the lives of elderly people. According to Davide Vigano, Co-Founder and CEO of Sensoria, “We all understand the need for smart wearable and tele-health solutions that are aimed at the elderly and consider the healthcare vertical very promising.”
“We are happy to work with Genesis Rehab Services, a leader in this field, to provide the new company advice and clinical validation for our new healthcare-oriented products,” the company stated.
The risk of injury from falls among the elderly rises with each passing year, making falls the major cause of injury among this population. It is estimated that more than 30% of all adults 65 and older in the United States fall each year, resulting in approximately 9,500 deaths.In order to detect and anticipate potential falls, Sensoria plans to use the digitally augmented footwear it develops. On the other hand, Genesis Rehab Services will be responsible for providing clinical validation of the data collected throughout rehabilitation and activity monitoring.
Sarah Thomas, head of global innovation for Genesis Rehab Services, stated that “according to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060,” and that “the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will rise to nearly 24 percent from 15 percent.”
“GRS is pleased to start constructing with Sensoria a new digital innovation engine to fulfill the requirements of this huge and underserved patient community,” Sensoria said in a statement.
Since quite some time ago, Sensoria has been a leader in the field of intelligent clothing designed specifically for runners. Intelligent socks featuring one hundred percent textile pressure sensors have been on the market since the company’s founding in 2015. They sync up with a lightweight anklet that transmits data wirelessly to the companion smartphone app. After that, information such as your cadence and your foot landing method is provided to you in real time.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2017, the Redmond-based business introduced the next edition of its fitness socks. The improved garment, which has been given the moniker “Sock 2.0,” improves on the aforementioned measures and provides information that may be acted upon by Sensoria’s AI coach on how to run further, faster, and healthier.
It is anticipated that Sensoria Health will be fully operational by the beginning of 2018. All of the products that are distributed as a result of this cooperation will carry the co-brand “Sensoria Health powered by Genesis Rehab Services.”