Robots are not new to the medical environment. They are used in a variety of ways, such as telepresence, surgical assistance, rehabilitation, medical transportation, sanitation and disinfection, and dispensing prescriptions. They relieve medical personnel from routine tasks, and make medical procedures safer and less expensive for patients, including accurate surgery and the transport of hazardous substances.
Last week Reflexion Health launched its new digital physical therapy platform HelloPT. Users of the new tool can access licensed physical therapists via telehealth and recovery plans. The tool will be sold to health plans and self-insured employers for their members.
Joint disorders and low back pain consistently rate among the most common reasons U.S. adults visit their doctors. Physical therapy is an effective treatment for these conditions, but many patients are not able to access the care they need.