Formula Motion, a new care pathway for ‘at risk of falling screening’
Falls in the elderly is a massive worldwide societal problem. In the EU and UK every year 1 in 3 elderly people fall, resulting in 3.5 million fractures, leading to a significant number dying. Costing our health services £40bn per year.
Ageing and disability lead to poor mobility, a deterioration of balance and weakening of the musculoskeletal system. This can be addressed by screening and assessing a person’s risk of falling and then targeted balance training which decreases the risk of falls.
Currently there is no mainstream fully dynamic falls screening / rehab device available. This is where Formula Motion comes in. A new care pathway to screen and reduce the occurrence of falls. Our vision is that screening of the 65/70 age population for risk of falling will be undertaken using the Formula Motion technology.
Formula Motion is patented in UK, USA and Europe.
It will satisfy an unmet market for a low cost, simple and effective falls screening, balance training and rehabilitation machine.
The benefits have been confirmed by medical and sports professionals after assessing the prototype. We already have interest from a number of commercial end-users/customers.
Formula Motion answers one of the UK government’s ‘four grand challenges’ Mission statement: Ensure that people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035.
Strength and balance training has been identified as an effective intervention to reduce falls by the UK government’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Formula Motion also has major uses and benefits in other market places:
Rehabilitation of strokes, Parkinson’s, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and other neurological and vestibular conditions.
It can also be used in:
Elite athlete centres.
Gyms and Health clubs.
Sports injury clinics.
What is Formula motion? New concept multi-functional rehabilitation/exercise machine. Gives movements with many end user benefits.
Incorporates latest digital technologies to monitor performance and capture data to show progress.
Achieved at a market competitive cost of £ 8,404.
Formula Motion is a truly unique offering and is the only solution capable of fulfilling a multitude of wide-ranging market needs.
For clinical practitioners and patients/users alike, it is simple to use and will significantly aid rehabilitation and training regimes.
Our primary Unique Selling Point is our ability to provide screening and a wide range of different rehabilitation modes within one single, compact, user-friendly and affordable system thanks to our patented motor-driven cam configuration and cam followers. This enables the seamless mode transition from active ‘powered’ drive to ‘free’ wobble mode.
We are currently exploring ways to take this technology to market. It could be licensing or selling the technology to a partner, or taking it to market ourselves with investors.