Developing Multi-Sensor Solutions for Health & Wellbeing
Last Month, I traveled to the NIH headquarters in Bethesda, MD for the semi-annual meeting of the External Collaborative Panel (ECP) for the Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (LLPR). For the past 4.5 years, I have had the privilege to be a member of the ECP and to help develop a clinical registry from the ground up.
The ECP includes many Key Opinion Leaders in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Surgery. I am incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made and am excited to see not only all of our work come together, but hospitals and clinics signing up to participate.
As I looked around the room, I saw the luminaries of the field. So, how did I come to be on the ECP?
- At my previous company, M2S, I was involved in the development of a registry platform for clinical societies that now supports over 1,000 hospitals in the US and Canada.
- My current company, Simbex, also has a long history of supporting the orthotic and prosthetic community, first as an innovator developing our own technologically advanced prosthetic products and then by leading a federally-funded commercialization center. That center supported innovators in the rehabilitation and assistive technology space with funding grants, product design and development services and commercialization strategy education and services. Now we continue to support this community through our work with clients OPOS1 (see more below).
Congratulations to the LLPR team for developing a solution that has the potential to revolutionize existing patient care and prevent future cases of limb loss. When accumulated experiences converge to create such an achievement, it is truly remarkable. If you also are developing new technologies to help people become and remain happy and healthy, please let me know. I’d love to discuss ways to achieve success for your products in this space.
Thank you for reading,
Greg Lange, MS
Simbex President & CEO
PS: I’ll be attending DeviceTalks Boston Next week. Will you be there? Please let me know!
Simbex Develops OPOS1, the First Low-Cost, Low-Profile, Wearable System for Orthotic and Prosthetic Patients & Providers:
The OPOS1 wearable sensor integrates seamlessly with a patient’s existing prosthesis or orthosis to create objective usage and activity level insights for the patient and provider.
The Simbex firmware and mechanical team assisted OPOS1 by developing a lightweight, low profile sensor that can be easily mounted directly on an existing orthosis or prosthesis.
Our software team developed a Cloud Database that provides a top-level view of all patients in a practice as well as a patient mobile app for wireless data recording, transmission and visualization.
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How do You Identify the Most Important Features For Your Product?
Many of the products we design are often multi-sensor solutions (e.g. steps, HR, muscle activity, physical activity) that need to be connected with other user personal information ranging from simple data such as age, weight, and height to seemingly unrelated data, such as what type of music you listen to or what type of books you like to read.
In some of the products we work on, the number of variables can easily extend into the hundreds. Understanding the underlying relationships between these various data types is infinitely complex. At Simbex, to help us understand these important relationships, and extract the meaningful and actionable insights the products can provide our to their users, we employ various AI/ML and large scale data reduction algorithms. One such algorithm that we often use to help reduce data complexity and provide deep insights into the inter-relationships of variables in large data sets is Principal Component Analysis.
While the democratization of these analytical techniques has made it easy to access tools that can apply these algorithms, it still requires deep experience and expertise to appropriately utilize and understand the results. For over 20 years, back when it was still called “big data”, Simbex has been utilizing such techniques. Reach out to our team to see how we can help unlock the full potential of your innovation or product.
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