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ActivAided Beta Test Results

ActivAided Orthotics conducted a beta trial in which 45 participants with back pain were given our ActivAided posture corrector and followed over a 12-week period. User ages ranged from 15 to 69, and some of the users had been previously diagnosed with a variety of disorders including injuries to the disc or vertebral body, spinal stenosis and chronic muscle irritation. The results were outstanding and provide a definitive answer to the question: Do posture correctors work? ActivAided does!

Summary of the Results

89% Experience Pain Relief
with 36% Reduction in Pain*

*Average Reduction in Pain based on responses to the Oswestry Low Back Pain Index

91% Observe Increased Posture Mindfulness and Correction

85% Develop Lasting Relief with Fewer Episodes of Pain**

**28 of the 33 users who complied with the duration and frequency parameters of the trial were able to maintain a long-term therapeutic benefit from ActivAided even after discontinuing use

93% Report Improved Quality of Life

In-Depth Analysis

Do Posture Correctors Work to Improve Pain?  ActivAided Does!

Throughout the trial, participants were asked to rate the effect ActivAided was having on their pain. The study revealed that the participants continually saw an improvement in their pain, with the biggest improvements seen between 2 and 4 weeks of use. Overall, 88.88% of participants reported back pain relief as a direct result of using ActivAided.

Average Pain Relief Score

(of participants who answered at least 75% of surveys)

Illustrates the average score on a -5 to 5 scale, 5 indicating pain was eliminated, at which participants ranked their progression of pain during the indicated week interval.

Average Trend in Pain Relief

(of participants who answered at least 75% of surveys)

Depicts the average trend in pain relief over the course of the trial (cumulative score divided by possible score multiplied by 5).

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Average Cumulative Pain Relief

(of participants who answered at least 75% of surveys)

Demonstrates the average cumulative progression of % improvement during the 12-week trial (derived from the average pain relief score, assuming 0 is the starting point of patient pain, and 5 indicated all pain was eliminated).

Pain Relief Score Distribution

(of all participant responses)

Identifies the pain relief score distribution.

What is the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Scale?

To standardize the variation between individual perceptions, participant pain was measured with the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index, in addition to the subjective responses illustrated in Figures 1 – 4. The Oswestry Index is used to assess disability in a person’s life due to the severity of their back pain. Our beta users were asked to fill out this survey at the start and at the end of their 12-week trial. 19 users completed both surveys, revealing an average reduction in pain of 36.45% with 73.68% of participants having a measurable improvement in their pain level.

Do Posture Correctors Work to Improve Posture? ActivAided Does!

During their exit interview, patients were asked to rank ActivAided’s impact on their posture. 91.43% observed an improvement with more “greatly improved” responses than all other options combined.

Change in Posture

(of all participant responses)

Represents participant response distribution to ActivAided’s impact on their posture during the trial period.

Do Posture Correctors Work to Improve Quality of Life? ActivAided Does!

ActivAided does more than reduce pain. It increases mobility and enables motions previously limited due to the effects of poor body mechanics. To encompass all ActivAided has to offer, participants logged their quality of life throughout the trial. Since using ActivAided, 93.33% of beta users reported an increase in quality of life.

Average Trend in Quality of Life

(of participants who answered at least 75% of surveys)

Depicts the average trend in quality of life over the course of the trial (cumulative score divided by possible score multiplied by 5).

Quality of Life Score Distribution

(of all participant responses)

Identifies the quality of life score distribution.

User Profiles

The beta users were asked about their lifestyles and daily activities. They represent a diverse sampling of the population with various levels of activity. Active and sedentary occupations were well represented, along with a variety of leisure activities.

The product was worn during periods of activity and dormancy. 32 participants indicated use while being active, and 32 participants indicated use during periods of non-activity such as relaxing and working on a computer. 2 participants wore their ActivAided before activity and 16 after activity. Other activities included work, travel, and housework.