York-based Netsells will be working with Oxford Brookes start-up HandHeld Health on a mobile application to help Covid-19 patients in recovery get back to full fitness.
The app will develop a personalised rehab plan for each patient, selecting the best exercises and intensity, while factoring any existing conditions or diseases.
HandHeld Health received a £50,000 grant from Innovate UK as part of a £40m government investment to fast-track new technology in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The team selected Netsells as a strategic technology partner to help design and develop the mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Stan Windsor, Teaching Fellow for Sport and Coaching Sciences at Oxford Brookes, who is leading the team developing the app, said: “We chose to work with Netsells on this project for a number of reasons, firstly we were adamant that supporting British innovation was really important to us.
“Secondly, Netsells had all the skills and previous experience we were looking for. They have worked on applications for the NHS and large corporate names. The team also clearly love what they do and a product always turns out better if the people working on it believe in the cause.”
The app is currently in development and due to go live later this summer. It will be made available to the public free of charge.