Sparta Science in the News

Press coverage and Sparta news.

10 Healthcare “No-Brainers”

By David Shulkin, M.D. If you are doing something innovative in healthcare you probably already know that your biggest competitor is not another company, but rather it’s the status quo in healthcare. Change in healthcare moves at glacial speed. The reason is complicated. Often it’s the alignment needed to make change among various parts of the ecosystem— payers, providers, supplies, employers, and government. It’s almost as if each needs to decide that they want to move forward

Sparta Science Awarded Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Contract from US Air Force Incubator

AFWERX funding to expand use of Sparta Science’s non-invasive Force Plate Machine Learning™ to rapidly assess the brain health of Air Force personnel Results of this USAF-funded R&D will also support application of Sparta Science’s Movement Health Platform throughout DoD and to civilian customers worldwide Menlo Park, CA – May 2022 – Sparta Science today announced its selection for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Direct-to-Phase II R&D contract to help the United States Air

Sparta Science and Munich Re North America Life Partner to Improve Employee Wellness by Reducing Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury

Under the agreement, Munich Re now endorses Sparta Science’s Movement Health Platform to the North American disability carriers it reinsures Initiative aimed at reducing musculoskeletal injury and disease — the leading cause of disability claims — and preventing functional injury and decline before they lead to disability claims and lost productivity MENLO PARK, Calif. and NEW YORK, May 17, 2022 — PRNewswire — Sparta Science and Munich Re Life North America (Munich Re) today announced they have entered

Air Force turning to AI for better fitness, injury prevention

By Scott Maucione: Musculoskeletal injuries are the primary source for disability in the military and account for 2.4 million health care visits each year. That can add up to be a serious readiness issue for the services. The Air National Guard is especially looking for ways to reduce physical injury and make training less strenuous on joints, bones and ligaments. “We’re always carrying heavy rucksacks that could weigh anywhere from 70 pounds upwards of 120 pounds,”

Sparta Science Partners with Inflect Health to Replace Outdated Physician Scales with AI-Powered Movement Health Platform

Menlo Park, CA | March 22, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time Sparta Science, an industry leader in movement health technology, has partnered with Inflect Health, the innovation hub of Vituity, to bring the Sparta Movement Health Platform to acute care clinics–and serve a chronic pain market forecast to reach $152 billion in this decade alone. Inflect will introduce Sparta Science’s innovative Movement Health Platform to seven of the innovation hubs’ clinics, replacing the outdated physician’s scale.

Federal Drive Podcast: How utilizing data could lead to better, healthier training for the military

Serving in the military can take a serious toll on the body. New technologies and techniques might be able to save service members’ back and joints. One Air National Guard squadron is working with Sparta Science on a data-driven approach to training better. Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione talks with Sparta’s founder, Dr. Phil Wagner, and the 118th Air Support Operations Squadron Superintendent, Chief Master Sergeant Jeremy Mullins. Listen to the podcast on Federal News

Fund the fixes for the entrepreneur’s dilemma with respect to DOD

By Phil Wagner – Special to Stars and Stripes:  For years, startup founders have been sounding the alarm about the expanding graveyard of small technology companies that have tried to partner with the Department of Defense. After walking the well-known “valley of death” that is the DOD procurement process, many companies simply run out of the time and cash necessary to survive. Others have been forced to pursue legal action in the name of self-preservation.

The NFL wants to predict injuries before they happen. Here’s how

By Meira Gebel: For the athletes who compete at the highest levels of sport, preventing injury can sometimes seem impossible. And in most cases, it is. When you put two dozen of the country’s most elite players — with adrenaline pumping through their veins — in a 100-yard playground where they’re told to bump, push, and tackle one another in pursuit of glory, things are bound to get boisterous. Bones break, tendons snap, and heads

Why we’re investing in Sparta Science – and the massive, under-appreciated opportunity in the Science of Movement

By Andrew Smith Today I’m excited to announce that Inflect Health (Virtuity’s innovation hub) has invested in Sparta Science, a Silicon Valley startup that has developed a movement vital sign that reduces the impact of injuries and movement-related disorders. The Sparta Movement Health Platform replaces traditional weight scales and leverages machine learning to deliver predictive insights into an individual’s movement quality and any associated risks. It then automatically prescribes highly personalized exercise/treatment plans to each patient