New Product Digitizes Rehab on ANY Equipment
IncludeHealth, a digital health and performance company, has announced the launch of IncludeConnect—a musculoskeletal technology that brings digital capabilities to any equipment used for rehabilitation, performance training, or general health.
IncludeHealth developed IncludeConnect to improve the way providers deliver both care and training. “The platform connects, digitizes, and integrates any piece of strength or cardio equipment into a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant, medical-grade software called the IncludeCloud. This integration combines quantitative and qualitative measurements with feedback to drive better outcomes.”
Excited to discuss the IncludeConnect launch, CEO and Founder of IncludeHealth Ryan Eder told OTW, "IncludeConnect is the culmination of years of collaboration with some of the top minds and organizations in health and performance to truly deliver the most comprehensive digital musculoskeletal platform in the market. Our focus is to leverage your existing equipment and infrastructure and simply breathe digital life into them.”
Eder continued, “Through digitization, we are able to connect, automate, and measure musculoskeletal care and training on a device and location agnostic, HIPAA compliant cloud network. This provides a powerful tool to drive efficiency, efficacy and engagement through a facility or entire health network in ways previously unimaginable. We’re excited to see this technology applied to a multitude of models and drive the next-generation care and training."
According to the company press release: “IncludeConnect consists of small, rechargeable sensors and connected tablets running the IncludeCloud software. These sensors seamlessly pair with battery-powered kiosks that house each tablet and connect a facility's equipment, regardless of manufacturer or model.” Within seconds, “…cloud-based exercise programs are generated and sent to each kiosk. Entire programs are autonomously sent delivering machine setup, exercise instruction, and live guidance. Sensors collect objective, outcome-based data during a workout and passively send it to the IncludeCloud for review.”
“Beyond traditional repetition counting and distance or time tracking, IncludeConnect measures variables including force, power, velocity, and range of motion to both quantify and qualify health and performance. Providers can securely view each client’s profile to review compliance, details of the data, and analyze progress over time. This empowers trainers and providers to expand capacity, objectively validate progress, and deliver a richer client experience with improved outcomes.”
In discussing the current challenges faced by the orthopedic and sports medicine industry, Eder told OTW, "We are at a unique moment in time where increasing orthopedic and sports medicine demand converges with reimbursement reform and the consumerization of healthcare. While there are a lot of technology offerings in the market, most are fragmented, isolated or lack the medical-grade infrastructure—all creating administrative and operational barriers."
In response to these barriers, IncludeHealth piloted IncludeConnect with Bon Secours Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio and HealthPartners Neuroscience Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “After a year of tracking real-time feedback to understand workflows and nuances about how the technology would fit into day-to-day operations, the product is now ready to launch.” IncludeConnect made its debut at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) 2020 Combined Sections Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based IncludeHealth delivers next-generation musculoskeletal care and training. “The proprietary technology at IncludeHealth has been recognized with 28 international innovation and health awards and is utilized in orthopedics, neuroscience, pediatric care, senior care, government, and general wellness facilities.”