Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems, (CBAS), England, will receive a cash grant from Innovate UK, the government agency that supports innovation. The eight-month grant of £100,000 (approximately $128,326) will allow CBAS, which develops bionics solutions for amputees, to automate remote monitoring of lower-limb disorders or amputations to improve treatment and rehabilitation in patients with prostheses, according to an article in the Cambridge News.
The system is being developed for use with orthoses and prostheses to enable clinicians to access real-time assessment of biomechanics and mobility metrics of their patients. This will inform and improve treatment decisions and help patients have more personalized and tailored care for their needs, Oliver Armitage, CBAS cofounder, said in the article.
Current clinical assessment is restricted to hospital visits and patient self-reporting questionnaires. The project will explore the commercial and technical feasibility of a continuous remote monitoring system, according to the article.
“This is an exciting time for digital health to use technology to help make care more personalized and accurate. By leveraging the power of machine learning and bionics, we can convey relevant health metrics to clinicians and improve patients’ lives by giving them more control,” Armitage said.