The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. HIMSS. It might not roll off the tongue, but their annual conference is the leading conference on health information and technology. More than 45,000 health professionals from over 90 countries gather each year to learn about the most exciting technological advancements coming down the pike, and this year, Moterum will be featured in the Healthcare of the Future pavilion.

Throughout the conference, held from February 11-15 in the Orange County Convention Center of Orlando, Florida, the Healthcare of the Future pavilion will present a collection of profoundly innovative medical devices, many of which are now in the clinical trial phase of development. Moterum is proud to be featured among this distinguished list of companies and technologies that are poised to transform the healthcare industry.

Why did they choose the iStride™ System? Because it’s designed to take advantage of cutting-edge technology.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud technologies stand at the forefront of a medical revolution. You’ve probably heard about artificial intelligence, often shortened to AI. This is the general name for the field of computer science that tries to make computers act more like people, from recognizing faces to mimicking human speech. Machine learning is a critical subset of AI, and it’s exactly what it sounds like—trying to build computers that can learn.

If that sounds like science fiction, well, it isn’t. Not anymore. There are already computers that have learned to win games against human opponents through trial and error. The thing that has computer scientists all agog here is that the computers were not directly programmed to win. They were programmed to learn how to win in the same way that people learn—by trying different things and finding out what works. While video games might be fun and flashy, imagine the possibilities if this same technology were applied to medical advancement.

So what about cloud technology? Isn’t that the thing that lets people collaborate on projects and synch their calendars? It is that, but it’s a lot more than that, too. Humanity’s greatest achievements are made possible by teamwork. You don’t put a human being on the moon by standing in a field by yourself and staring into the sky. You do it by gathering mathematicians, physicists, chemists, engineers, and a whole host of dedicated souls, including a few who just might be brave enough to escape the atmosphere and touch the cosmos.

Most importantly, you do it together. Cloud technology allows patients and their caregivers to collaborate in teams on a daily basis, even if the patient doesn’t live anywhere near a rehab facility. Over time, it also allows a tremendous amount of data to be gathered about what does and doesn’t work. Computers can use those statistics to help human caregivers craft the very best rehab program for each individual, pushing areas like stroke rehabilitation to new levels of care that have never before been possible.

Presenting the iStride™ System — The Future of Stroke Gait Rehabilitation

Designed to assist stroke victims in improving their mobility and independence by rehabilitating their gait, even years after a stroke, the iStride™ System will incorporate all three—artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud technologies—bringing the most powerful tools of the information age to the future of stroke gait rehabilitation.

The iStride™ System will be easy to use at home, designed to be an extension of a patient’s efforts in a rehab center and connecting to the cloud to track results in collaboration with a rehab team. Over time, those results will help fine tune an individual’s rehab program for faster, better results. In fact, in clinical trials the iStride™ System has already shown significant results for stroke survivors many years after a stroke, often when they are no longer even receiving traditional therapy.

We’ll be in the Healthcare of the Future pavilion throughout the conference (booth #5359), and we’ll be presenting a special session about the iStride™ System on Tuesday, February 12, from 11:15 – 11:35 AM. For more information on the iStride™ device or our clinical trials in the home setting, visit  The Moterum iStride™ device, helping the world’s stroke survivors relearn how to walk one step at a time.™

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