NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSDT) (TSX: HSM) (“Helius” or the “Company”), a neurotech company focused on neurological wellness, today announced a partnership with Breakthrough Health (“Breakthrough”), a Berlin-based technology company. Breakthrough builds privacy-focused applications that empower people living with chronic disease to gather and securely own their healthcare data, with the opportunity to share it to support research.
Together, Helius and Breakthrough will work on a research project to better understand how people living with Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”) in the United States evaluate their therapy options as it relates to treatment of gait deficit due to symptoms of MS, which impacts approximately 50-80% of the MS population, estimated at 1,000,000 individuals.
This research project will be conducted via Breakthrough’s MS companion application (“app”) called Emilyn. Emilyn provides Helius with potential access to a diverse cross-section of the MS population, with over