The Physical Therapists’ Tricorder

What’s a Tricorder?

Star Trek fans everywhere will adjust their eyeglasses and increase their dosage of Centrum Silver but physical therapists worldwide will jump for joy.

  • No more data collection
  • No more time-consuming tests
  • No more stopwatches and scoring
  • No more handwritten notes
  • No more late nights writing patient documentation

The mobile app is a computer vision tool that uses a mobile device to gather movement data on physical therapy patients.

It’s like Star Trek… but it’s not! This tech really exists.

The future is here.

It’s just not evenly distributed.

“We were promised flying cars but all we got was 140 characters.”

Peter Thiel, Founder PayPal

Not so fast, Peter Thiel.

The Physical Therapy Tricorder ( is here.

The app casts a vector image (seen below) over the human frame.

An AI algorithm collects test data on 3 common PT tests:

  1. The Clinical Test of Sensory Integration and Balance (CTSIB)
  2. The Berg Balance Scale (BBS)
  3. The 10 meter Gait Velocity test

The AI algorithm will help the PT analyze patients’ movement to…

  • Predict fall risk in older adults
  • Propose physical therapy referrals to physicians
  • Generate text snippets that automatically populate the Initial Evaluation, the Daily Note & Progress Notes.
  • Collect data faster, so you don’t have to.


We don’t need your dumb algorithm.


Isn’t a mobile app just another tech stack someone has to manage?

What happens when the WiFi waffles or the iPhone can’t connect?

Who remembers the story of the frog in the pot? The water is clear and cold. But, slowly an evil giant begins to turn up the heat. Slowly, the water starts to heat up. The frog is uncomfortable but not enough to jump out of the pot. Before long, the water is boiling and the frog is dead.

That’s the story of healthcare today:

  • burnout
  • rising productivity expectations
  • exhaustion

These take all the fun and dignity out of working in patient care.

The computer vision tool puts the FUN back into your work.

But wait!

Won’t the evil AI take my PT job?

– Your Mom

Check out the post above on the impact of AI on physical therapists’ jobs.

Right now, (the Physical Therapists’ Tricorder) is in development (validation screen below).

We need your help to build the future. Join our team of:

  • Machine Learning Scientists,
  • Front End Developers and
  • Healthcare Visionaries – help us collect and test the Artificial Intelligence in the PT Student Data Collection Experience in AI.

“Let PTs Treat People, Let Machines Gather Data”

Wall Graphic at World Headquarters

Virtual Student Data Collection Experience

The is partnering with schools and universities to provide a PT Student Data Collection Experience in AI to Doctor of Physical Therapy students (as well as Physical Therapist Assistant students).

Your DPT and PTA students will participate with Machine Learning Engineers and Mobile App Designers to train the next generation of AI-augmented physical therapy tools.

Create the Future of Physical Therapy

Join our PT Clinical Advisory Panel (limit 10 Schools)