Hinge Health has acquired wrnch, a developer of computer vision platform to measure human motion, for an undisclosed sum.

The three-dimensional motion-tracking technology offered by wrnch is said to facilitate the same precise tracking of full-body movement used by athletes and the motion picture industry.

Movement-tracking technologies such as computer vision and motion sensors will allow Hinge Health’s clinical care team to provide responsive and personalised whole-body approach to musculoskeletal (MSK) care and enhance outcomes.

wrnch founder and CEO Dr Paul Kruszewski said: “We built wrnch into the world’s leading artificial intelligence and computer vision R&D lab to understand human motion, shape, and intent.”

The combination of motion sensors and computer vision is said to further strengthen  Hinge Health’s digital physical therapy solution.

It will help conduct motion assessments to objectively measure a patient’s functional ability across strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance to inform care plan personalisation.

The combination also facilitates expanded exercise tracking as computer vision and motion sensors together allow a wide range and measurement of full-body exercises, including yoga and aerobics.

In addition, the combination will help deliver enhanced clinical care programmes to improve rehab of difficult-to-treat areas, such as the head, neck, and hands, by tracking 87 unique points on the body.

Hinge Health cofounder and CEO Daniel Perez said: “We won’t stop investing in technology to deliver the most patient-centered digital clinic that improves member experience and outcomes while reducing costs. wrnch allows us to take a giant leap forward in all respects.”

Hinge Health’s technology portfolio consists of computer vision and motion sensors for exercise therapy and motion assessments.

Hinge Health Enso is a wearable technology for immediate noninvasive and nonaddictive pain relief, while HingeConnect helps to bridge the gap between in-person and digital MSK care and enable real-time interventions by integrating health data with 750,000 providers.