In Short: A new digital therapy app has just been announced, and it's called Kaia. This application is FDA-registered, and it uses AI and patent-pending motion tracking in order to personalize treatment programs to manage and treat chronic low back pain, also known as LBP. Kaia actually focuses on treating lower back pain specifically, as it is the leading cause of disability worldwide, says WHO (World Health Organization). Kaia is available for both Android and iOS as we speak, and the download link is included down below.
Background: Kaia app has been published by a Boston-based therapy startup, Kaia Health, a company which the Perfect Squat Challenge application earlier this year, the world's first AI-powered motion tracking fitness application. In any case, the company opted to focus on Kaia as lower back pain is a serious problem, and a very common one. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), 31 million US citizens have issues with lower back pain, and one half of all working Americans admit that they have lower back pain symptoms each year. Kaia Health says that Kaia has been developed by them "in conjunction with physiotherapists, pain management physicians, and clinical psychologists".
Impact: This application uses a multidisciplinary digital approach which utilizes online video-based learning programmes, and those include education, physiotherapy, and psychological strategies. AI will find the best program for each uses specifically, and it can choose from over 120 exercises. Each of the available sessions are rather short, and thus everyone can do them, they last for 15 minutes. Kaia also comes with a chat function which allows you to communicate with specialists, ask them questions, if you have any. Kaia app has been developed in Germany, where it has been downloaded over 100,000 times, says the company, and it's now available on a global scale. Kaia app is free to download, and you can try it out for free for 7 days, after which you will be asked to pay in order to use it. If you'd like to have access to Kaia for 3 months, you'll have to pay $23.99, for 6 months it costs $64.99, while it will cost you $94.99 to access it for 12 months.