ONPoint medical is a spin-off company from Western University’s Medical Innovation Fellowship (MIF). MIF is a program developed to collaboratively immerse engineers, physicians and scientists in the clinical environment to identify needs and create innovative solutions. Over the past year, this multidisciplinary and diverse team has been working together and incorporated ONPoint Medical in March 2019 to bring their innovations in balance training and rehabilitation to life.
My first rehabilitation experience was 2 years ago when I strained my knee in a race. As an engineering PhD student, I was struck by how subjective the rehab was. The lack of evidence supporting my progress affected my motivation and rehab-adherence. So, 11 months ago, as an innovation fellow, I engaged the lead physiotherapist at the university's sports medicine clinic, who demonstrated the star excursion balance test. Despite its promise, this validated, quantitative, balance assessment lacked broad adoption due to its size and the physical demands it placed on practitioners. Immediately, I knew this tape-on-the-floor test could be updated.
~ Jake Reeves
At ONPoint Medical, we aim to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions for balance assessment to help simplify evidence-based training and rehabilitation.