Motion Sensors Digitize Physical Therapy

For many strains and sprains, physical therapy is often prescribed as part of the recovery process. However, many patients don’t always get the treatment they need, whether it’s because of cost or accessibility, and end up needing longer and more costly cures.

A new tool from Mbientlabs is redefining the scope of physical therapy, helping to make it more affordable and accessible with the goal of improving outcomes and speeding up recovery.

MIO Therapy is a virtual assistant for physical and occupational therapists that combines an app with Arm’s motion sensor technology.

Patients wear sensors on targeted joints and areas of the body, such as wrists, knees, hips, and the back. They then play games and perform exercises that allow the sensors to accurately track and calculate the range of motion.

The clinician uses the recorded data to analyze performance and prescribe the optimal course of therapy, and can follow the client’s progress using cloud-based data. The gamification aspect helps keep patients engaged in their exercises, helping to reduce treatment time through increased compliance.

By integrating advancements in wearable technology with traditional physical therapy, MIO is creating a patient-centered and data-driven solution for home-based rehabilitation that’s both fun and effective.

Featured Technology

Cutting-edge wearable technology from MIO uses a Nordic Semiconductor processor based on Arm Cortex-M4 technology and the latest Bluetooth LE 4.2 standard transceiver.


MIO Therapy


Nordic Semiconductor

Arm Technology

Arm Cortex-M4 with Bluetooth transceiver