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Kaia Health receives $10M in series A funding

Kaia Health, a personalized digital therapeutics startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding with the aim to reduce chronic pains.

The idea is to offer an alternative to painkillers, using mobile technology to deliver a “mind body therapy” for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders — comprised of guided physical exercises, psychological techniques and on tap medical education.

Founded in 2015, Kaia has created a personal trainer app that uses computer vision technology so it can act as a fully autonomous exercise coach. The app works by visually monitoring the user as they perform exercises (via their smartphone’s camera), enabling it to keep track of repetitions and also provide vocal feedback with the aim to correct posture and motion.

Kaia has around 250,000 users at this stage, via a b2c solution (such as via medical insurance). The new funding will be put towards scaling up in the U.S. and Europe. It also plans to fund further clinical studies.