This year, at NASS2018, the North American Spine Society’s annual meeting and exhibition, a paper authored by Dr. Christy Lane, and Vivametrica Co-founders Dr. Rick Hu and Dr. Matt Smuck received the award for outstanding paper in basic science.
This paper, Digital biomarkers of spine and musculoskeletal disease from accelerometers: Defining phenotypes of free-living physical activity in knee osteoarthritis and lumbar spinal stenosis, was published in the Spine Journal on July 17, 2018. It looks at the potential for disease-specific physical activity prescriptions through describing performance phenotypes or patterns of behaviour of individuals with lumbar spinal stenosis and knee osteoarthritis. The findings revealed performance phenotypes from analyzing accelerometry data. A novel set of features characterizing daily movement patterns in individuals with disease was found. This research sets the groundwork for more personalized approaches to measuring and improving function.
Dr. Christy Lane on winning at NASS2018, “I am thrilled and honoured to be awarded the Outstanding Paper Award 2018 from The Spine Journal and North American Spine Society! In this paper we show that we can diagnose arthritis and spinal disease to 80% accuracy with just 7 days of physical activity data. Just another example of how Vivametrica founders are leading the world in predictive analytics and precision medicine. Further validation of our science that’s been validated by Munich Re (Group) and SCOR. Thanks to my co-authors at Stanford University School of Medicine and University of Calgary and Mount Royal University Richard Hu and Matthew Smuck”
This year’s award showcases how the Vivametrica team continues to produce world-leading science, applying data and analytics to solve real-world problems in human health and wellness.