Tele-rehab study begins: physical rehabilitation a patient can feel, with instructive vibrations through feedback devices
Neurorehab Treatment Center Leads Tele-rehab Study with KAT
This study allows rehabilitation specialists to test and evaluate the remote control feature of the Kinesthetic Awareness Training system. The therapist conducts an appointment with a mock (pretend patient) through the new rehab delivery system. The patient attaches the body worn KAT devices on the appropriate body part, and the therapist sets the range of motion, speed etc, and controls the vibrations the patient feels, through the KAT devices. The vibrations are instructions that help guide the patient into and through the correct therapeutic movement. Afterwards, the therapist and mock patient separately will complete an anonymoussurvey about their experience using the new feature, called RehabAnywhere Powered by AirDroid.
Dr. Karen Hux is the director of research at the neurorehab treatment center Quality Living Inc, https://qliomaha.com/ and is the principal investigator on the evaluative study. She also lead the first clinical case studies with the KAT for in-clinic use with patients, https://classic.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05032378.
The inventor of the KAT, Dr. Jo Shattuck was a current professional athlete and current faculty at CU Anschutz in movement disorders, although neither PantherTec’s nor KAT is affiliated with Colorado University. Shattuck is excited to learn both the good and bad aspects of the clinician and patient experiences. She plans to use the information to improve the KAT system, which she believes can offer easier access to physical rehabilitation for patients in rural areas or who have difficulty traveling to appointments, and the guided instruction will help patients perform their exercises correctly.
For clinicians and therapists interested in the KAT tele-rehab study:
Use the link below to set a call with Dr. Jo Shattuck or Dr Hux to learn more about the study, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PantherTec & WaveOn!
PantherTec is proud to support WaveOn Health in their mission to prevent and overcome sports-related ailments and injuries.
WaveOn Health offers just-in-time services to help 24M athletes prevent and overcome sports-related ailments and injuries. The platform treats everyone like a pro athlete, providing access to licensed athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports medical professionals, and nutrition experts. The company aims to simplify the athlete health management journey and provide awareness and analytics throughout the process. This 1 min video highlights the major problem we’re solving!
We founded WaveOn Health with the goal of bridging the gap between the detailed care professional athletes receive and the lack of attention everyday athletes experience. To provide meaningful patient interaction, we strive to treat everyone like a pro athlete and give clients access to the expertise of a clinical sports medicine professional. In doing so, we are revolutionizing the practice of athlete health management and transforming the healthcare paradigm.
The company is led by Adam Halpern, MA, ATC, Founder & CEO, who worked with Stanford University and the US Ski Team and is dedicated to providing athletes with the care and support they need to achieve their goals.
To learn more about how you can join the WaveOn Health revolution, visit https://waveonhealth.com.
My Data can Beat up Your Data.
So we collected the data…NOW WHAT???
We have a suggestion…
This was a subject of an article “Issue 206: Wearables” released on October 25th, 2022, by well-respected Fitt Insider Author and Co-Founder Anthony Vennare. The use of technology in sports and health and wellness has grown exponentially in recent years but despite the vast amount of information being collected, “siloed data and a lack of actionable insights pose challenges for companies and consumers alike (Vennare).”
Healthcare and Wellness Re-imagined?
As Vennare discusses in his article, the health and wellness journey is being re-imagined as we speak, as consumers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the broken healthcare system. A radical transformation is underway and users are taking a much more active role in managing their own personal health and well-being, aggregating insights from a wide range of health wearables. For many however, there is a disconnect between the collection and interpretation of data with the personalized recommendations and the tools necessary to create behavioral changes, leaving the majority with only marginal success as they continue to seek out increasingly sophisticated methods.
While it is important to empower individuals with the right data, it is arguably just as important, if not more so, to provide them with the TOOLS to actually address these findings in order to actually create meaningful change. PantherTec offers a promising solution to address this through their Kinesthetic Awareness Training (KAT) system.
The KAT is a wearable motion capture and correction feedback system, utilizing wireless sensors. There are no specific movements or exercises embedded inside the KAT, therefore it is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but offers a unique way to customize instruction to the individual’s unique biomechanics.
Is this information actually being used to make decisions?Read more →
What is Kinesthetic Awareness Training?
Many training aids come with pre-determined ideas and techniques as to the correct way to hit a baseball, throw a fastball, and shoot a free throw, BUT they all have one thing in common. They are designed to fit the masses by compressing all body types, shapes, styles and preferences into a one size fits all technique via numbers or images displayed on a screen. These aids may work well in the beginning to help an athlete achieve the core components of a movement, but each individual is different. So, we developed a movement training system that can be customized for each individual.
Kinesthetic Awareness refers to the awareness of the body’s position and movement in space and time. This sense is generated by receptors within joints and muscles that respond to the body’s motion. Kinesthetic Awareness Training refers to a method of training in which the brain improves the interpretation of sensory inputs from the body and environment to more accurately measure and control the body position and movement in space and time. The body’s sensory-motor system consists of a network of pathways that send information from the body (via mechanoreceptors) and the environment (via visual receptors) to the brain. The brain interprets and prioritizes those signals to create a ‘model’ of where the body is in space and time. During movement, the brain commands the muscles to move in a certain way based on this ‘model’. When the brain’s own model of the body is flawed, the movement itself becomes flawed.
Our Company founder Dr. Jo Shattuck, an experienced coach, educated neuroscientist and former professional athlete, invented the Kinesthetic Awareness Training (KAT) system. The KAT system was created from Dr. Shattuck’s personal experience as a top 10 world-ranking professional racquetball player and 23 years coaching in a highly technical sport. “My thought process was more about solving a problem than ‘starting’ a business. In my former career as a professional athlete and coach, I spent a lot of time teaching another human to move in a certain way, and I realized there had to be a better way to do it. Words, verbal cues and images or video did help the student understand what they were doing, and/or what they should be doing, but those tools didn’t help them actually MAKE or FEEL the change.”Read more →
KATs in Prosthetic Research at University of Nebraska, Omaha
We are happy to provide two KAT systems to support Dr. Zuniga in his NIH-funded study at UNO. Learn more about PantherTec’s research program by contacting Dr. Jo Shattuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The influence of 3D printed prostheses on neural activation patterns of the primary motor cortex in children with unilateral congenital upper-limb reductions.
PI Name: Dr. Jorge M Zuniga, NIH Number: 5R01NS114282-04,
The SPACE Index: A measure of Sensorimotor Perception Accuracy and Control in micro-Environments.
SPACE Index: A Whitepaper
The KAT SPACE index is an assessment in development designed to measure an athlete’s mastery of their body or sport instrument in their surrounding sensorimotor space.
PantherTec is developing a standardized proprioceptive assessment and training with the KATs patented technology and feedback platform in order to explore and compare the differences in magnitude and direction of proprioceptive errors in pre-determined and self-determined movement replication in 3d multiplane, multi-joint movements, and develop appropriate training protocols. Learn more about volunteering for a multi-site research project and other opportunities by emailing Dr. Jo Shattuck email@example.com
Dr. Shattuck on Women To Watch
Women to Watch features PantherTec Founder
Dr. Shattuck and Sue Rocco talk about Jo’s pro sport career, becoming a neuroscientist, startup struggles, muscle memory and more. https://lnkd.in/egkmYy35
Supporting Research with ROMP
ROMP in the lab
The Research of Movement Program (ROMP) offers early access to PantherTec technology to conduct research for non-commercial purposes, with the goal of furthering the scientific knowledge base and offering faculty and students use of PantherTec products while completing projects during their studies. The agreement will allow your institution to conduct independent research with our technology at no-cost (or limited cost) in exchange for the data and information generated.
PantherTec is currently offering several $500 grants to graduate students (or pair an undergraduate with a graduate student) to help offset costs for presenting the research findings. Click here to apply
Our booth at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 200 in 2022 in San Francisco, CA
PantherTec Accepted to TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT
TechCrunch chose us as a StartupBattlefield company for the leading Tech Startup Conference in San Francisco, CA. Only 200 out of several thousand startups applied to exhibit at #Disrupt2022! So much time and sweat equity goes into building a startup, and we’re incredibly proud to achieve this milestone and receive this recognition!
Dr. Shattuck presents as part of the BSURE Workshop in Orlando, FL
Dr. Shattuck gives a short proposal for using the KAT System in space to mitigate the negative effects of altered gravity for space travelers. We offer a huge thank you to the the BSURE (Boosting Spaceflight Underrepresented Researcher Equity, and TRISH (Translational Research in Space Health) Diversity program, Dr. Shattuck was able to meet, network and learn from experiences space researchers in Orlando, FL Workshop.
SHOUTOUR COLORADO FEATURE
Dr. Shattuck Featured
PantherTec Live Demo at Denver Startup Week Product Showcase
Denver Startup Week – Again!
PantherTec shows the KAT System in Denver Startup Week at the Physical Product Showcase. We are proud to join other Startups to show off Colorado Innovations. Thank to the DSW Committee for once again, putting on a wonderful event!
SportTechie Startup Series
PANTHERTEC IS A MOVING EXPERIENCE:
Built In Colorado
PANTHERTEC SELECTED FOR BUILT IN’S FUTURE 5 UP-AND-COMING COLORADO STARTUPS
In an effort to highlight up-and-coming startups, Built In has launched The Future 5 across 11 major U.S. tech hubs. Each quarter, we will feature five tech startups, nonprofits or entrepreneurs in each of these hubs who just might be working on the next big thing. Read about PantherTec here.
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Featured on “Into Tomorrow” with Dave Graveline
The Technology Behind the Patented KAT
Listen to this 15 minute piece to learn about the technology behind the Kinesthetic Awareness Training System with Dr. Jo Shattuck on the national radio show and podcast “Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline”
The Awakening Series with Kimberly Archuletta
Neuroscientist Dr. Jo Shattuck on KAT, Racquetball and your Nose? Wait… What?
Neuroscientist Dr. Jo Shattuck dicusses the story behind KAT with Kimberly Archuletta. Try the quick kinesthetic awareness test and recalibrate your own self.
Ronen’s Halftime Snacks Podcast
Dr. Jo Shattuck talks all things KAT with Ronen Ainbinder
Start-Up’s Vibrating Sensors Transform Sports & Health Training – Seeking Investors
Imagine being able to feel when you perform the correct golf swing or tennis serve, as taught by your own coach – so you develop the correct muscle memory, improve your skills, and reduce the chance of injury.Read more →
Action's Anecdotes with Stephen Jaye
Dr. Jo Shattuck talks with Stephen Jaye about traveling the world as a professional racquetball athlete, living in a camper and being an underdog.
Global Sports Channell
Unlocking Human Potential
From heartache and loss often comes success and joy and Jo has experienced all of that.
Perhaps racquetball saved Dr Jo Shattuck’s life trajectory, at least it had a significant impact on it. In this episode we hear how Dr Jo went from falling in love with racquetball, becoming a Professional Tour Player then retiring to pursue a career as a neuroscientist and now managing a start-up that she co-founded to impact human potential in sport.
Rob Gray's Perception and Action Podcast
Introduction to the KAT System
Dr. Jo Shattuck, Tyler Shepple and Justin Wick talk about how they have used the KAT in baseball applications on Rob Gray’s world-renowned Perception and Action Podcast. Dr. Jo begins with a short introduction to the KAT System.