Remote Therapeutic Monitoring Explained – Opportunities for Pose Estimation Technology

Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) is a healthcare service that uses technology to monitor patients’ health conditions and provide medical care remotely. This type of monitoring enables healthcare providers to track patients’ vital signs, symptoms, and adherence to prescribed therapies, among other health-related factors, from a distance. Remote therapeutic monitoring is typically achieved through the use of various monitoring devices, such as blood glucose meters, pulse oximeters, or wearable fitness trackers, and communication tools such as video conferencing, phone calls, or secure messaging.

Health apps for physical therapy have been approved as medical devices to transmit non-physiological data between patients and healthcare providers, which highlights opportunities in mHealth.

This approach to healthcare can be particularly beneficial for patients who live in remote areas or have limited mobility, as it can improve access to medical care and reduce the need for in-person visits. However, the increasing trend of Remote Therapeutic Monitoring has seen a bigger rise by city-dwellers who prefer the convenience of remote therapy rather than in-person. RTM can help healthcare providers detect health-issues early, improve patient outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs over time.


Remote Therapeutic Monitoring and Human Pose Estimation

This rise in remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM), facilitated by Human Pose Estimation, is revolutionising healthcare. RTM uses technology to remotely track patients’ health data, offering several benefits:

  • Improved accessibility: Patients in remote areas or facing mobility challenges can receive care without traveling long distances.
  • Enhanced convenience: Regular monitoring becomes easier for both patients and healthcare providers.
  • Personalised care: Real-time data feedback allows for quicker adjustments to treatment plans based on individual progress.
  • Reduced costs: The need for frequent in-person appointments can be minimised, optimising healthcare resource allocation.

Several existing RTM solutions showcase the potential o Pose Estimation:


MedBridge is an all-in-one app used by physical therapists that offers a bank of hundreds of rehabilitation exercises that they can prescribe to their patients. Patients log into the app and log the rehab exercises they have completed.

Limber Health

Limber Health app is a platform that is fully compliant with HIPAA regulations and has been designed to alleviate musculoskeletal (MSK) pain in patients through the use of customized exercises. The platform takes into account the severity of the patient’s condition and tailors the exercises accordingly to ensure maximum efficacy.


RecoveryOne is a digital health company that provides personalised, evidence-based physical therapy programs to help patients recover from musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The platform offers a suite of at-home exercises as well as features to monitor mental health.

Kaia Health

Kaia Health is a digital therapeutics company that offers an AI-powered app to help patients manage and treat chronic musculoskeletal conditions through a combination of physical therapy exercises, educational content, and mindfulness techniques. The app uses AI Human Pose Estimation technology to give real-time feedback to patients as they perform their prescribed exercises at home.

These examples highlight the significant impact HPE is making on RTM. However, challenges like ensuring data privacy and security, and addressing limited internet access in certain regions, need to be addressed.

QuickPose, as a leader in Human Pose Estimation technology, offers innovative solutions to overcome these challenges and enhance patient care. We develop bespoke AI Pose Estimation products, including:

  • Custom-built applications: Tailored apps designed to meet unique needs of healthcare providers or institutions.
  • API integration: Seamless integration of Pose Estimation capabilities into existing medical platforms and apps.
  • Clinically Accurate Range of Motion measurements: QuickPose can measure range of motion of joints using just a smartphone, or web app
  • Fully customisable UX: We work with clients integrate pose estimation at all points in their users’ experience; whether it’s onboarding a new patient, or tracking a patient’s recovery, QuickPose works with you to give a 5-star experience to your users.