Bulletin: Plantiga raises $1.48M to launch individual movement health monitoring
The company's sensor insoles and software enable any group or person to measure and analyze human movement with the goal of optimizing health.
Plantiga, an AI-powered sensor insole and software platform, has closed $1.48 million (CAD) in funding. The round was led by Harlo Equity Partners with participation from Globalive Capital Partners (founders of Wind Mobile), Rian Gauvreau (co-founder of Vancouver legal-tech unicorn, Clio) as well as professional athletes including Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls), Patrick Patterson (LA Clippers) and Will Fuller (Miami Dolphins).
Plantiga's sensor insoles and software enable any group or person to measure and analyze human movement. In addition, the company provides detailed movement analysis, recommendations and insights to users on the platform. The company’s goal is to reduce the burden of injury while maximizing performance.
"Our goal is to positively impact millions of people by focusing on optimizing both their movement health and performance," said Quin Sandler, founder and CEO of Plantiga. "We know very little of how people move, and especially in the real-world, but the way someone moves tells us so much. We can optimize our movement patterns. We can increase mobility, range of motion, speed and more. We can push the boundaries of what's currently possible."
The company's platform powers over 60 elite organizations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, as well as a growing roster of individual athletes. Customers include teams in the NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, and NHL, sport medicine and sport physiotherapy clinics, and both the US and Canadian militaries.
"From our work in pro sport, we understand how hard it is to measure an athlete when they're competing on the court, running on the trail, wherever," said Quin. "That's where we come in. That's what we do for teams, and that's what we want to do for individual athletes."
“Harlo is excited to partner with Plantiga," said Justin Shulman, General Partner of Harlo Equity Partners. "As individuals and athletes continue to take health and performance into their own hands, there exists a huge opportunity for new remote digital health technology tools. We believe Plantiga's proprietary technology and their growing library of high fidelity human movement data sets set them apart as the industry attempts to become more connected and introduce the next generation of product offerings. We look forward to supporting Quin and his team with their continued expansion."
The company has just launched a closed beta program for individuals. Program members get the Plantiga insoles and software platform and their own movement coach who provides data analysis and personalized recommendations.
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