Spry debuts movement health self-assessment portal
- Spry’s digital tool which uses artificial intelligence (AI) based technologies, will provide users with a comprehensive assessment of their mobility and flexibility
- More than 2.4 billion people worldwide live with a health condition that benefits from rehabilitation
- There is a severe shortage of providers, with only 2.1 million practitioners available to treat this massive population
Society is often guilty of not giving themselves the attention deserved for their health. Most people often ignore early warning signs and hope they will go away independently.
But what if there was a way for them to track their health online? What if this same technology could help identify potential red flags before they become significant problems?
In a bid to make movement health mainstream and accessible to all, Spry, India’s first movement health startup, has launched a self-assessment portal.
Spry uses AI-based technologies
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technologies, Spry’s digital tool will provide users with a comprehensive assessment of their mobility and flexibility, along with an indicative set of strength and endurance levels, utilizing a scorecard.
The driving technology behind this platform’s capabilities is Computer Vision. A field of AI that enables computers and systems to derive meaningful information from visual inputs, computer vision is used for vital body part detection, segmentation, and object detection. Through a combination of frontend and backend computer vision technologies, users are presented with a comprehensive MSK diagnosis.
A user needs to fill out some basic information about their health, stand in front of the laptop’s camera, and follow the instructions on the screen. The platform generates a scorecard and suggests follow-up action based on these details. The information derived is also customized based on the user’s planned activity. For example, the result matrices for an ardent golfer or tennis player would be different from that of a desk worker.
Users will also receive an interpretation of their results via a comparison with broader population health data. By using the portal, users can derive a clear understanding of the issues they face. This is especially for those experiencing musculoskeletal-related (MSK) pain or discomfort or even seeking to understand better their body’s readiness to engage in physical activity.
Global health stats
According to the World Health Organization, more than 2.4 billion people worldwide live with a health condition that benefits from rehabilitation. These individuals often require the support and assistance of a trained professional to help them achieve their rehabilitation goals.
Despite this demand, there is a severe shortage of providers, with only 2.1 million practitioners available to treat this massive population. This gap is even starker in middle-and-low income groups, with up to 65 percent of individuals ignoring rehab treatments due to time scheduling and insurance coverage issues.
Spry’s blended care model
Spry’s blended care model enables healthcare providers to save significant capital and time by digitizing clinical and administrative functions. At the same time, patients have improved access and insight into the options available to them and the progress of their treatments.
“Movement health is the undiagnosed medical crisis of our time. Despite the vital role it plays in the health and wellbeing of every individual, it is rarely addressed or diagnosed in traditional medical discourse,” said Brijraj Bhuptani, Co-Founder and CEO of Spry.
“Spry was built on the democratisation of movement health. With the launch of this platform, we’ve gotten one step closer to that goal,” he added.
“By providing our users with an accessible and affordable front door for all their MSK issues, we offer an opportunity to upgrade their overall quality of life substantially. If you’re experiencing the slightest physical discomfort and want to understand the next course of action, all you need to do is log in to get a clear answer”, added Bhuptani.
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