CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To address the subjective nature of personal injury claims and lack of medically verifiable data, Vivametrica today announced the launch of its Functional Activity Assessment with application for use in Personal Injury Litigation. This offering provides quantifiable data backed by clinical research to support legal cases involving personal injury claims. For more information, or to request an assessment, visit vivametrica.com/our-products.
Vivametrica's device-agnostic platform delivers a standardized approach to data collection and management and includes features for legal firms that assist in case development:
- Objective activity data: The Functional Activity Assessment report uses a wearable fitness device to record step counts and is a quantitative representation of the claimant's activity during their normal weekly routine.
- Standardized comparison: The report includes a baseline comparison of the claimant's steps per day against clinically valid, normalized population data. These data sets are factored by age, gender, body mass index and waist circumference, providing a generalized view of the client's activity level against the population norm.
- Professionally verified and reviewed: Used in conjunction with other legal assessment protocols, the client's perceptions of her or his own abilities and limitations can be cross-referenced and verified with the report findings. Reports are verified and reviewed by qualified health professionals and backed by Vivametrica's commitment to accurate clinical data.
- Assessing case viability: Lawyers can use Vivametrica's analytics tools to obtain an initial perspective, as well as ongoing measurement of a client's activity level, providing information on injury effects on their client's functional abilities. These assessments are non-invasive to the client and provide valid, objective and individualized information.
Simon Muller, partner, McLeod Law, said: "Prior to this, legal teams representing personal injury cases had to rely on subjective, personally reported data from clients. The Functional Activity Assessment closes the gap between what a client perceives and what is objectively verifiable. Our firm is now able to use this data on behalf of our clients, which we believe is a valuable asset in assessment and support of our client's claims. Now that we have access to this invaluable health data, we anticipate that it will become an expected part of our practice."
Dr. Richard Hu, founder and CEO of Vivametrica, said: "The Functional Activity Assessment is objective and represents a real-world assessment of function. Appropriate use of individualized activity data collected by wearables provides the legal profession with methods for the early assessment of the strength of their clients' cases. We are pleased to offer this valuable assessment tool to the legal profession and look forward to expanding into other industries that can also benefit."
Vivametrica provides a first of its kind analytics platform for wearable healthcare. Its device agnostic platform delivers a standardized approach to data collection and management, bridging the gap between wearable fitness applications and actionable data for consumers, enterprises, healthcare and researchers. Created by physicians and researchers, Vivametrica's approach is based on comprehensive clinical findings in the fields of physical activity, rehabilitation and medicine. For more information, visit www.vivametrica.com.
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