SINAIMedMaker Challenge Win for MD Students

Last month, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai extended SINAInnovations by adding  a prequel to the two-day conference: SINAIMedMaker Challenge. SINAIMedMaker Challenge is a health care technology competition to create innovative solutions to treat patient pain and fatigue. Participants were encouraged to implement the Salesforce Health Cloud in their inventions to intelligently collaborate across teams and engage with and monitor patient improvements in real-time.

This year, PT Partners—a team formed of medical and dual degree students—accepted the challenge. Their innovative approach to physical therapy for knee replacement surgery led to their first-place win. PT Partners created a wearable device for knee surgery patients that tracks their progress as well as their scheduled exercise, range of motion, and daily activity.

SinaInnovations 2016  First MedMaker Challenge Competition Fosters Innovation 1st  Place: PT Partner is a wearable device for patients following knee surgery. It surrounds the knee and ankle joint and tracks the patient’s physical therapy course via a phone application, providing real-time feedback to the patient, as well as important metrics to the care provider, including the completion of scheduled exercise, range of motion, and daily activity.


PT Partners created a wearable device for patients following knee surgery. It surrounds the knee and ankle joint and tracks the patient’s physical therapy course via a phone application, providing real-time feedback to the patient, and care provider.

PT Partners expects that their device will decrease patient recovery times, increase patient satisfaction, and save money for providers and insurance companies.

Watch as PT Partners presents their conceptual device to SINAIMedMaker Challenge judges.

 


Awards_155.JPGABOUT PT PARTNERS

PT Partners team members are second-year students at the Icahn School of Medicine: MD Candidates John Di Capua, Taylor Miller, Dong Yao, Davis Zhou, and MD/PhD Candidate Ryan Neff (not pictured).

 

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