Personalized Medicine at your fingertips

Pheno introduces modern technologies to ancient problems of low back and neck pain.

Collect, process, analyze, visualize, and report all of your data in one powerful web platform.

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The Problem

There is no routine low back or neck pain

Approximately 85% of all low back and neck pain patients are diagnosed with "Non-Specific Low Back or Neck Pain". In other words, we have no idea what is causing their pain condition.

Without a clear diagnosis, providers are left to follow trial-and-error treatment guidelines that are optimized for the population as a whole rather than for their specific patient.

As a result, the average chronic neck and low back pain patient has symptoms that last for more than 6 years.

85% of low back and neck pain patients do not have a clear diagnosis

The Pheno Solution

Empower users to make discoveries and put their data into action


Pheno Discover™ is a powerful research platform for evaluating the efficacy of clinical treatment modalities, or identifying patient phenotypes that respond favorably to a given treatment.

It can also be used to objectively evaluate the effect of organizational countermeasures such as training programs, equipment changes, or other occupational interventions on a given population.


Pheno Inform™ enables users to put the discoveries of world-class low back and neck pain researchers into action.

Novel biomarkers enable users to understand the state of their patient's or their population's low back or neck health relative to large reference databases.

Users can use the biomarkers provided to track the impact of clinical or organizational decisions.

Available Biomarkers

Pheno supports data collection from a variety of sources, and automates biomarker creation so they are available immediately

Spine Motion Assessments

Pheno enables users to capture unique assessments of functional low back and neck motion. Wearable motion sensors are used during a standardized 10-minute clinical evaluation to capture dynamic motion capabilities including Flexibility, Speed, Acceleration, Symmetry, and Consistency. Biomarkers are created by comparing extracted features to patient or asymptomatic control reference populations.

Patient Reported Outcomes

Pheno has a variety of standardized Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) that are available. PROs can be taken in-person or emailed automatically at specified intervals and are scored automatically to create usable biomarkers. Custom questionnaires can also be built to meet the needs of nearly any project.

Biomedical Imaging

Pheno will soon be able to ingest biomedical imaging data (CT, MRI, etc.) and associate it with project records. This imaging data will be used to produce sophisticated mechanistic models of a subject's lumbar and cervical spine that provide estimation of dynamic tissue forces as biomarkers.

Electronic Health Records

Discrete data can be transcribed from Electronic Health Records (EHRs) directly into custom forms developed in Pheno so all of your biomarkers and meta data are stored in a singular location. Future versions of Pheno may support direct pushing and pulling from EHRs.

Who is Pheno For?


Design studies, track progress, analyze data, and generate reports all in one platform. Let Pheno automate the mundane so you can focus on your breakthroughs.


Access objective, validated biomarkers for your patients' low back or neck pain condition in one visual and easy-to-use platform.


Evaluate the health of your workforce, identify at-risk individuals, and quantify the impact of organizational countermeasures such as training or equipment changes.


Track warfighter health, optimize mission readiness, inform return-to-duty decisions, and enhance resilience through employer features that are optimized for military populations.

Safe + Secure


Physical Safety

Pheno is powered by non-invasive wearable sensors, standardized digital questionnaires, and biomedical imaging data that is captured as standard of care.


Cyber Security

Pheno is built on a secure, encyrpted Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform and has been approved for collection of Personal Health Information (PHI) by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center after a thorough risk assessment.


Quality Assurance

Pheno is developed under FDA Design Control Guidance in accordance with 21 CFR 820.30. The system meets FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance requirements for the management of electronic records used in medical device submissions.


Governance and Oversight

Pheno includes an enterprise-grade suite of governance and oversight features including built-in required training modules, access controls through user role permissions, regular data backups, and detailed audit logs.