Wearable sensors gamify physical therapy
The Valedo is the latest wearable healthcare offering to gamify exercise — this time, for back-pain sufferers.
The Valedo is a Swiss invention, consisting of two sensors, which a user can temporarily attach to themselves and sync with a companion app via bluetooth. The app then gamifies a series of 45 motivational, therapeutic exercises designed to improve movement awareness, fine muscle control, stretching, balance and spinal stability.
The gamification of the exercises gives the Valedo an edge over competitors — transforming a chore into a comprehensive and satisfying task.