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Plantiga partners to build AI-powered occupational footwear

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December 4, 2020
By OHS Canada

Health & Safety Occupational Hygiene Footwear Plantiga

Collaboration will accelerate data collection, improve predictive injury and fall risk models

Plantiga Technologies, an AI-powered human movement intelligence company in Vancouver, has announced a product development partnership with Original Footwear, a manufacturer of occupational and tactical footwear for military, law enforcement and first responders.

Under the collaboration, Plantiga’s in-sole sensors that detect and quantify changes to functional movement patterns will be integrated into Original Footwear designs.

“This partnership will advance the operationalization of real-world kinetic data and improve our injury prediction models while accelerating time-to-recovery for users,” said Quin Sandler, founder and CEO of Plantiga.

“Movement data is a valuable health biomarker for physical and neurological fitness,” he said. “Changes to gait, stride length, acceleration and asymmetry can flag risk states and inform training and injury prevention strategies in the workplace.”

“And the objective real-world movement data can be used to improve post-therapeutic safe-return-to-work assessments to reduce the risk of re-injury.”


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