OsteoSee

OsteoSee uses its proprietary pEIT-based products to address the enormous unmet need of screening and diagnosing osteoporosis at the point-of-care, and monitoring treatment effect in the home environment.

 
 
​Clinical Problem / Unmet Need
According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are at risk of an osteoporotic fracture. Approximately 9 million osteoporotic fractures occur annually worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Osteoporosis is second only to cardiovascular disease as a global healthcare problem and medical studies show a 50-year-old woman has a similar lifetime risk of death from hip fracture as from breast cancer.
>70% of people at risk of osteoporosis have never been diagnosed or screened. Primary care physicians, where most people get care, are rarely part of the diagnosis and treatment process.


​Proposed Solution
Using OsteoSee’s unique parametric Electrical Impedance Tomography (pEIT),  (i) a tabletop system addresses the enormous unmet need of screening and diagnosing osteopenia and osteoporosis at the point-of-care, including at primary care physicians’ clinics; and (ii) for the first time, a wristband system connected to a smartphone enabling monitoring of osteoporosis treatment and potential drug-induced osteoporosis anywhere, including the home.

 
Status
Ongoing clinical trial at two sites with over 500 subjects already scanned. 
An issued US patent with additional pending patent applications.
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