Announcing the Availability of the “MOTUS Smart Powered by Sensoria” Boot for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment.
Sensoria and Optima release the gold standard in clinical diabetic footwear, leveraging Microsoft Azure IoT, for remote patient monitoring and decreased costs of diabetic complications
[Universal City, CA, October 16th, 2019] Every 20 seconds a limb is lost to diabetes. IoT and artificial intelligence can help monitor patients remotely and reduce the risk of amputation. The American Diabetes Association estimated the global cost of diabetes was $1.3 trillion in 2015, with a third of the expenditures being related to lower-limb problems.
At DFCon, the premier international, diabetic foot conference, Bert Van Hoof, Partner Group Program Manager of Azure IoT at Microsoft Corp. and Davide Vigano, CEO and Co-Founder of Sensoria Health, Inc. will join Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Piaggesi to talk about the first IoT + Cloud remote patient monitoring solution for diabetic patients suffering from foot ulcers. By building on Microsoft Azure IoT Central, and the Azure API for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), Sensoria has been able to build a full remote patient monitoring solution that is scalable, privacy protected, and easy to integrate with all leading hospital EMR systems that support the newest HL7 interoperability standards.
On the device side, Sensoria Core is a powerful and yet compact collection of IoT sensors that can enable embedded remote patient monitoring scenarios for potentially millions of people impacted by the disease.
According to Bert Van Hoof, “The Sensoria solution is built with Microsoft Azure IoT Central, which provides the IoT application infrastructure that allowed Sensoria to quickly build a globally available, secure, and scalable IoT solution. Furthermore, Azure IoT Central leverages the Azure API for FHIR, enabling Sensoria to ensure healthcare compliance standards are met when managing the health data provided from Optima’s devices.”
Sensoria joined forces with Optima Molliter to develop the Motus Smart powered by Sensoria. It combines the Sensoria Core, a dedicated patient mobile app, and Microsoft Azure cloud technologies, together with the clinically tested Optima Molliter boot. The boot is equipped with different density interchangeable insoles to take pressure off the area of ulceration and to improve blood circulation, which is a critical factor in improving clinical outcomes. The typical progression of a foot amputation always begins with a diabetic foot ulcer. The solution is an IoT + AI system that monitors patient adherence to clinician recommendations on movement to expedite the healing of foot wounds and reduce risk of amputations.
According to the 2019 International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot Guidelines, a removable knee-high or ankle-high offloading device that can be made irremovable as needed, based on patient behavioral IoT data, is the new gold standard of offloading treatment, providing the same amount of efficacy as a total contact cast, at a materially reduced cost and higher level of comfort, behavioral support and usability for the patient.
Changes in the 2019 CMS Physician Fee Schedule reflect new remote patient monitoring CPT codes that illustrate how health professionals can more effectively use technology to connect with their patients at home for care management and coordination.
According to Davide Vigano: “In the United States, the cost to treat diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs) is estimated to be over $17.5B per year. Thanks to the IoT and Azure cloud enabled Motus Smart remote patient monitoring system and the new legislation that has taken effect earlier this year, clinicians can finally obtain reimbursement to serve their Medicare patients needs, to improve outcomes, reduce risk of amputation and at the same time decrease the massive tax payer burden associated with diabetic foot complications.”
The Motus Smart remote patient monitoring system will allow clinicians to be reimbursed over $100 per Medicare patient per month through adherence to requirements for device setup, device supply, and remote monitoring treatment (CPT codes 99453, 99454, 99457).
Motus Smart Powered by Sensoria can help clinicians monitor patients remotely, reduce costs, and provide personalized patient data to improve healthcare outcomes. The Sensoria sensors work with a dedicated real-time mobile app, artificial intelligence algorithms that detect patient behavior, an alert system, and an Azure based dashboard to inform caregivers, and clinicians of non-compliant patients, allowing for easy and immediate intervention and escalation of care.
ABOUT SENSORIA HEALTH
Our vision is The Garment is the Computer®. Headquartered in Redmond, WA, Sensoria Health is the leading developer of the Internet of Me (IoMe) wearables and artificial intelligence software solutions that help improve people and patient’s lives. Sensoria’s proprietary sensor infused smart garments, Sensoria Core microelectronics and cloud system enable footwear and clothing products to convert data into actionable information for patients and clinicians remotely and in near real-time. www.SensoriaHealth.com
ABOUT OPTIMA MOLLITER
Headquartered in Italy, Optima Molliter, designs, manufactures and distributes in 22 Countries around the World, diabetic walkers for mechanical off-loading of foot injuries (diabetic, ischemic, traumatic or post-surgical) and footwear for Prevention (MAC1), Rehabilitation (MAC2-3) and the Daily activity shoes (YDA). Our mission is helping people move through their world a little bit better! www.mollitor.com
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