Telling Stories Using Medical Wearables

dorsaVi, a wearable medical device company specializing in analyzing movement, initially focused on providing objective movement data using wearable sensors, to highly competent clinicians.

We moved from just providing objective data to clinicians, to a powerful visual communication tool helping clinicians tell a story powered by people’s own data after a year of research, testing and prototyping.


There Is No Meaning In Numbers

There Is No Meaning In Numbers

Patient's Create Stories From Visuals, Not Numbers

Don't Sell Data, Sell Better Communication

It seems obvious now, but having an existing product that delivered excellent data treasured by many stalled developing a more desirable experience all, especially for new and casual users.

When trying to improve displaying data we found a common thread between new and existing users, they didn’t understand what the data meant.

It was a common thread to hear, “Those numbers don’t mean anything to me”

"Those number's don't mean anything to me"

– Several Research Patients & Clinicians

Visual Relationships Of Your Data Vs. Normatives

How is your movement different from your peers?

Previously only experienced users knew what was good, best & bad given measurement of sensor data.

Now every assessment gives simple visuals comparing your movement to normative data sets.

How far away from the “ideal egg” are you? Is your egg lopsided? Does it have a flatter left side than right side?

Retrain Neuromuscular Pathways Using Biofeedback

Mistake Junior Physio's for Seniors

By giving clinicians visuals powered by patient data allowed junior clinicians to impress clients with their ability to communicate visually and impress people who never understood how the data was traditionally presented.

Using biofeedback, clinicians get patients to learn how to move and hold themselves in ways that decrease pain and allow more freedom of movement.

Patients gain longer lasting results as they reinforce neuromuscular pathways combining visual feedback and internal discomfort or pain, relying more on their own senses rather than the clinicians.