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 Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.