An intricate arrangement of hardware, software and data that uses technology to incorporate real-time motion tracking into products, the platform will join the company’s already successful products—like the Lumo Lift posture coach and Lumo Run smart shorts—that use special technology to measure and analyze body movement in real time.
According to Lumo’s website, the technology is designed to collect “data like a lab and provide motion like a coach. The new platform will be available to partners in the apparel, fitness, health and workplace safety industries.
CEO and co-founder of Lumo Bodytech, Monish Perkash, called it the future of healthy living.
“We’re now entering the next phase of the wearables industry, one where companies like Lumo harness lab-quality data and real-time coaching to solve meaningful health problems and support behavior change,” she said. “With the support of our new investors including WuXi, a leader in research and development in healthcare applications, we can deliver a wearables platform that will ultimately help people address significant health, wellness and performance issues.”
WuXi Healthcare Ventures is the platform’s latest investor and Ge Li, CEO of its AppTec arm, explained the motive behind getting involved.
“Wearables technology will fundamentally change the traditional healthcare industry and address a number of previously unmet wellness needs. People are looking for technology to support positive, proactive behavior change through advanced insights including real-time feedback and coaching. Lumo is a platform for better health and living, whether that’s at home, in the office or at the gym,” he said.
Even people not involved in the apparel industry are jumping on board.
DC-based chiropractor William Updyke said, “My patients have used the data from wearables and connected medical devices to help them manage their posture and activity level, which accelerated their recovery… If better posture and more regular movement was widely adopted it could lead to significantly decreased healthcare costs for companies and certainly a better quality of life for individuals.”