Third-Party ASMI Study Concludes Phy Health Provides “Remarkably Similar” Results to ‘Gold Standard’ for Human Pose Estimation

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — A recently published study in the Journal of Biomechanics shows that Phy Health, a B2B musculoskeletal health tech company, offers a promising new technology for measuring musculoskeletal (MSK) health.

Researchers at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), the nation’s leading research institute for biomechanics and sport-injury prevention, founded by Dr. James Andrews, tested Phy Health’s single-view image-based system against the “gold standard” 12-camera marker-based motion capture system to compare human static pose estimation data captured between the two systems.

The study concluded that “The Phy Health image-based system provided remarkably similar results to the ‘gold standard’ 12-camera marker-based system. For most joint angles and other large scale biomechanical measures, errors of this scale (~1-2o) would likely be considered trivial and not clinically significant. (Pearson correlation coefficients comparing participant mean values between systems ranged from 0.97 to 0.98, with all p-values <0.001).”

This study demonstrates the ability of the Phy Health system to consistently and precisely capture human static pose estimation data for use in its musculoskeletal assessments.

Phy’s technology captures over one million data points to create a 3D volumetric reconstruction of the body. Phy’s proprietary algorithms then process this data to precisely measure an individual’s musculoskeletal system and kinetic chain to provide a comprehensive assessment of musculoskeletal health. Phy’s reports provide actionable insights into MSK patterns, potential pain points, and vulnerabilities. Practitioners and providers across wellness and medical settings can use this information to inform the best course of care for individuals and improve the overall quality of MSK care.

Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of disability, affecting approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide1, and 1 in 2 US adults2, with low back pain being one of the main contributors. Nevertheless, a big part of the problem lies within pain and symptom management as opposed to the determination and treatment of the underlying cause. Phy Health’s musculoskeletal measurements offer a promising new way to objectively assess MSK health and support better diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

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About Phy Health

Phy Health is transforming musculoskeletal (MSK) care with advanced technology using Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Phy analyzes millions of data points of the human body to measure musculoskeletal health with greater objectivity and precision to help identify underlying vulnerabilities and address the problem at the source. Beyond treating symptoms, Phy’s mission is to empower prevention, minimize injury, and supercharge performance. Phy Health is based in New York and was founded in 2020.

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