IT consultancy Cybercom has developed a mobile application, including an activity bracelet and web interface, to help and motivate patients prescribed physical activity to move more.
"MovereX makes it easier for prescribers and patients to ensure adherence to prescribed physical activity, and gives the prescriber a tool to support and monitor the patient through enhanced dialogue," says Magnus Borg from Cybercom, which has led the development of MovereX.
Although there is substantial scientific evidence that a lack of exercise adversely affects health and leads to disease, around 70 percent of patients surveyed in primary care say that they are not physically active enough. The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare therefore recommends that people who do not move enough should be offered exercise on prescription, including specific monitoring.
Of all the patients prescribed physical activity, only just over 50 percent complete their course. To improve compliance, Cybercom has developed MovereX, a tool that makes it easier for patients and prescribers to ensure that the prescription is followed, by improving dialogue. MovereX consists of a mobile app, an activity bracelet and a prescriber tool that allow the patient and prescriber to measure and monitor the prescription on a daily basis. The prescriber can also use the mobile app to remotely provide support and motivation to the patient.
"We hope to contribute to better patient health by making it easier and more fun for the patient to follow their prescription of physical activity, which could help to lower healthcare and social costs," says Magnus Borg.
There is substantial scientific support to suggest that prescription of physical activity has positive effects on a number of medical conditions, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and breast cancer. At the same time, the estimated cost to society of inadequate physical activity is six billion kronor per year.
"MovereX will be able to contribute to both healthier patients and lower costs for health care and society," says Johan Persbeck, Business Unit Manager at Cybercom.
MovereX will be launched on October 21–23 during the Fysioterapi 2015 fair at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre.
For further information, please contact:
Magnus Borg, Product Manager for MovereX, Cybercom +46 72 708 54 88
Johan Persbeck, Business Unit Manager, Cybercom +46 703 79 10 06
Kristina Cato, Head of Communications and IR, Cybercom +46 708 64 47 02