Tech firm to tackle back pain as remote working takes its toll

A Scottish tech firm is making its “digital triage” service available free to the public to deal with what it predicts will be a surge in neck and back problems among employees working from home.

PhysioMedics, which trades under the name of its PhysioWizard platform, is offering its online self-assessment tool direct to the public at no charge for the next three months. The company says it will receive no revenue from referrals or any other charges to patients, and hopes to alleviate a backlog of complaints that the NHS would struggle to cope with.

PhysioWizard is backed by Scottish investment syndicate Archangels and science incubator network BioCity. To date, the company has raised a total of £1.8 million, excluding start-up and grant funding.

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