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August 14, 2015 Nicole Rappin

Changes to ReMotion Impact Dashboard

At D-Rev, impact is our currency. Impact is how we measure the success of our programs, and we strive to report it with clarity and accuracy. As we prepare for the official public launch of the ReMotion Knee you will notice a few changes to our Mobility Impact Dashboard. We now differentiate amputees fit with the ReMotion Knee, the Jaipur Knee, and ReMotion prototypes, and we temporarily removed some of the main impact indicators.

This post is our attempt to answer all of your burning questions about how we collect ReMotion impact data, why it’s important to us, and why we are making changes. As always we are happy to answer individual questions via remotion@d-rev.org.

What’s the difference between the JaipurKnee and the ReMotion Knee?

The JaipurKnee is a prosthetic knee joint designed in collaboration between a student group at Stanford University and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), also known as the Jaipur Foot Organization. The JaipurKnee was designed exclusively for use by BMVSS clinics, which manufacture the knee locally in India and fit it as part of their proprietary systems. As of April 2015 6,800 patients have been fit with the JaipurKnee by BMVSS.

D-Rev, having absorbed all of the Stanford student team staff and IP, designed the ReMotion Knee to address a global need for high-quality prosthetic knees. (See more in our History of the ReMotion Knee blog post) The ReMotion Knee will be centrally manufactured and distributed to clinics around the world. Going forward, D-Rev will focus exclusively on delivering the ReMotion Knee to the highest need clinics and patients.

Knee compare

How will the Mobility Impact Dashboard change?

From July 2015 until early 2016 we will only report one number for the Mobility program—total Amputees Fit. We are continuing to update the Amputees Fit number for the JaipurKnee because it is an integral part of the ReMotion story, but after the launch we will be focusing monitoring and assessment entirely on the ReMotion Knee.

New dashboard

We care about outcomes (impact!) more than output (activities), but we believe in accurately representing the data we have. We’ll therefore be removing our outcome indicators on our dashboard (79% compliance rate, 86% satisfaction rate, 95% no failure rate) until we have ReMotion Knee-specific outcome data in early 2016. Stay tuned for that update next year.

All of the information about impact to-date as of July 2015 can be found on the “Previous Versions” tab of the Mobility Impact Dashboard, where we share country-specific impact data from the JaipurKnee.

Dashboard

How will we track the impact of the ReMotion Knee?

We will track five main impact indicators based on sampling from our customers:

  1. Amputees Fit: the total number of amputees who are fit with the ReMotion Knee

  2. Amputees who otherwise would not have access to effective prosthetics: the number of amputees fit with the ReMotion Knee who otherwise would not have a prosthetic that fits their needs

  3. Compliance Rate: the percentage of amputees who continue to use the ReMotion Knee six months after fitting

  4. Satisfaction Rate: the percentage of amputees who are satisfied with the ReMotion Knee six months after fitting

  5. Failure Rate: the percentage of ReMotion Knees that break and require replacement

We have been developing useful and meaning impact indicators, protocols, and methods for evaluating the ReMotion Knee in parallel to designing the knee itself over the past two years. Just as we assess product prototypes and iterate, we have been doing the same with how we collect data.

If you have further questions, please get in touch. Stay tuned, and get ready for the launch!

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