White Paper

Measuring Movement Differently

FIGUR8 is changing the game when it comes to analyzing and informing injured workers’ recovery from musculoskeletal injuries.

White Paper Summary

Managing what you can measure is just as important for an injured worker recovering from a knee or low back injury as it is for a Risk Manager managing their total cost of risk or a Vice President of Claims managing their combined loss ratio.

And in any context, knowledge is truly power.

In workers’ compensation, one ongoing obstacle to the prompt and efficient recovery of injured workers is a gap in capturing and communicating relevant data about the workers’ condition. Sharing that information with the injured person so they can act on it and become more of a master of their own recovery is inarguably beneficial.

“In the workers’ compensation space, the primary goal is to help an injured worker recover and return to work. However, there is often a lack of objective data to determine whether a patient has truly transitioned from dysfunction to function,” said Rob Pace, a veteran physical therapist and chief operating officer for PRN.

PRN is a large physical therapy provider with 220 locations in 16 states. In California alone, it operates 75 offices.

“In my 25 years of experience as a physical therapist, I firmly believe that the majority of injured workers genuinely want to recover and resume their lives. They need to provide for their families and get back to work,” Pace added.

Workers’ compensation insurers and risk managers thus face one very important question: How can the physical therapy process be improved to remove the uncertainty and empower workers in the management of their recovery?

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FIGUR8, a MIT spin-off company, is the innovation leader in musculoskeletal (MSK) biometrics, redefining the way MSK health is measured to deliver improved clinical and financial outcomes. Our bioMotion Assessment Platform (bMAP) is the first practical solution for measuring MSK function precisely and objectively, at any point of care. This technology enables patients, providers, and payers to have a full picture view regarding joint motion and muscle function during dynamic activities; using movement as a biomarker to improve MSK health. Our powerful, lightweight system combines clinically smart biosensors, intuitive software and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve MSK health — from injury through full recovery.

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