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When patients stop exercising: insights from PT Momentum

The key to successful rehabilitation is following physiotherapist’s instructions to the letter. In most cases, when recovering after a trauma or surgery, a therapist will recommend to do the exercises daily, but not all patients do so. Digital healthcare solutions allow us to track their usage by patients and come up with useful insights that can be used to adjust the course of treatment. Interested to find out more? Then keep reading!

 

A few years back, we created a solution called the PT Momentum app for PhysioTools, the the world’s leading exercise provider company. The idea behind the solution is to replace paper handouts to patients with a mobile app encouraging them to exercise more effectively. PT Momentum was unveiled in 2014 and, nowadays, is used worldwide (we’ve talked about it a bit in our company’s story). You can check out the app in AppStore and in Google Play.

 

The way the app works is simple. A therapist compiles an individual exercise program for a patient, and then he or she сan use the app at home when it works best for them. The app does send push notifications regularly to remind the users to log in and exercise. The therapist can then review how the training program goes.

 

Here’re some interesting stats we got from the PT Momentum usage. In March 2018, there was:

  • almost 70,000 user accounts in the app,
  • almost 125,000 developed exercise programs,
  • Almost 9,500 devices that receive notifications.

We looked at the days when the users log in most often throughout the past six months and noticed something interesting. Turns out, there were three times more patients using PT Momentum on the weekdays than on the weekends. Moreover, that six months period included Christmas and New Year holidays — and during that time, the amount of active daily users dropped even more:

 

What does information give us? Therapists can become aware of this trend and adjust the training programmes accordingly. If patients tend to skip exercising a couple of days a week, the expected recovery time is a bit longer. The patients can also be recommended to skip particularly hard exercises on Monday after the weekend break and build up the intensity during the week. These are just some ideas that, we hope, help therapists understand their patients a bit better.

 

If you have any feedback, ideas or questions, let us know. Check out the PT Momentum app here and read more about what Goodlife Technology does here.

 

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Check out Goodlife Technology’s solutions for physiotherapy at Arab Health 2018!

Check out Goodlife Technology’s solutions for physiotherapy at Arab Health 2018!

Goodlife Technology is attending Arab Health 2018! We are game industry veterans who develop user-friendly digital solutions that focus on physical rehabilitation for health and wellbeing sectors. GoodLife Technology provides hospitals and clinics with smart integrated solutions that promote better exercise motivation, quality and outcomes.

What we are bringing to the exhibition is the GoodLife Trainer, a smart self-service system that provides personalized guidance for rehabilitation wherever needed: hospitals, clinics, public areas or home. The user experience is the core: we help therapists spend their time more efficiently and make follow-ups easy during rehabilitation. Our main clients now are the cities of Helsinki and Espoo in Finland, and we are expanding abroad.

We are also happy to showcase, for the first time in public, our new highly portable version of the GoodLife Trainer which is based on the Intel’s Compute Stick.

If you are interested in hearing more about what we do, make sure to visit booth H3.A10 at the Arab Health exhibition!

Read more about what we’re bringing to Arab Health 2018 here: https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/whats-new/news/2018/finland-returns-to-arab-health-dubai-2018-with-their-latest-technology-in-the-healthcare-sector/

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The Glider = The beginning

For you to get a better picture of us, it is time to tell a bit more about the project that leads to the creation of our company, GoodLife Technology. It was called “The Glider”. It was a full richly detailed video game developed from an idea to find out what happens if we bring a game to a hospital world. It was developed together with Carea, Kymenlaakso Social and Health Service, in South-East of Finland. The glider was designed for stroke survivors who needed to activate their core muscles to learn to walk again. The controlling device of the Glider was peoples own bodies where the movements were sensed by the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360. The controlling movements were chosen and designed by Physiotherapists and Neurologists of Carea.

 

The game was a success and is still in use. Both patients and therapists liked Glider: the game could make the user repeat certain movements, for example standing rotation, for over 300 times in a few minutes which made rehabilitation seem less of a burden and more fun. As it was a start of a futuristic way of exercising for the patients, it was a start of a new era for the founders of GoodLife. It was a moment of realization that with our skills, we can do good! So it began: GoodLife Technology

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In the fresh Good News From Finland: Goodlife Technology!

In the fresh Good News From Finland: Goodlife Technology!

Goodlife Technology is in the news! Our CEO Henrik Jurgens had a chat with Good News From Finland and told them about how the company emerged and how we came to developing the rehabilitation solution we have today. He also shared some insights about our business strategy and applying gaming tech to healthcare.

Read the story here: http://www.goodnewsfinland.com/feature/goodlife-technology-rehabilitates-gaming/

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GoodLife Technology chosen as one of 15 companies to be sparred in Kasvu Open 2017

GoodLife Technology chosen as one of 15 companies to be sparred in Kasvu Open 2017

GoodLife Technology has been chosen as one of the 15 companies to participate in the "Future Wellbeing -Campus" expert sparring sessions in Kasvu Open 2017. The sessions with experts from different business sectors will start on the 20th of April. Two of the participants will be chosen to proceed to the Kasvu Open Carnival which will take place in October 2017.

For further reading (in Finnish): Kasvu Open 2017

 

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