New York, NY—March 23, 2017
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the global leader in musculoskeletal health, and Boston Biomotion, a NY-based technology startup developing a robotic performance training and rehabilitation platform, today announced their partnership to advance the field of human performance and injury recovery. As an HSS Innovation Partner, Boston Biomotion gains access to expert insight of leaders from the Global Innovation Institute, Performance Training, Rehabilitation, and Motion Analysis teams, as well as clinicians and researchers.
The relationship, developed as part of the HSS Global Innovation Institute model for working with early stage companies in order to translate HSS knowledge into innovation, includes co-development of the hardware and software platforms, consultation on content and protocols for use with the platform, introduction to other stakeholders, and an onsite pilot to help the company understand commercialization and scaling of the product.
Boston Biomotion is building a smart physical assessment and functional strength-training tool in a single device that produces real time, objective, and automated performance and strength measurements while providing dynamic resistance independent of gravity.
"HSS has a long history of pioneering innovations that impact patient care and experience," said Leonard Achan RN, MA, ANP, Chief Innovation Officer at HSS. "We look forward to working on continued co-development and knowledge transfer with Boston Biomotion’s team that supports the creation of new and viable healthcare solutions."
The novel hardware coupled with software and machine learning provides advanced data analytics including a unique way to quantify strength for complex movements. This approach allows athletes, physical therapy patients, and any active individual to truly personalize training, exercise and rehabilitation.
"We are honored to work closely with this world-class institution and team," said Sam Miller, founder and CEO of Boston Biomotion. "As innovation partners, we look forward to developing valuable solutions that improve human performance, the understanding of physical strength, and the treatment efficiency of rehab, exercise, and sport training for both the individual and care-provider."
About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic of musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.