We are an artificial intelligence (AI) company, headquartered in Peoria, IL, that is using proprietary technology to prevent falls and provide proactive care across the continuum of care. Our three core products, VSTAlert, VSTBalance, and VSTHome were developed on over 1.5 million hours of patient data and use machine vision and AI to analyze movement, allowing organizations to provide preventative care for their patients and residents.

The VirtuSense Story

 

In 2009, Deepak Gaddipati’s grandmother fell while walking to the bank and broke her hip. She died within ten days from the injury. Even though there were several physicians in their family, no one knew that she was a fall risk.

After the death of his grandmother, Deepak dedicated himself to learning why no-one recognized her as a fall-risk. He spoke with everyone from doctors to housekeepers to discover why there had been no prior interventions, but the answers left him wanting. He discovered that often older adults weren’t considered a fall-risk until after their first fall, which in this case, was already too late.

Deepak founded VirtuSense in 2012 to develop a tool that could proactively identify fall-risk in older adults. Our first product, VSTBalance, did exactly that. Using artificial intelligence and machine vision, VSTBalance was able to objectively conduct evidence-based assessments and compare the results to population norms to reliably measure fall-risk. The system launched in 2013.

And that was just the beginning.

Today, VirtuSense is empowering proactive care for hundreds of organizations across the United States; from Hospitals to Long Term Care to Home Health. Our product line has expanded too. VSTAlert was launched in 2019 to bring proactive patient monitoring to Hospitals and Skilled Nursing. By the end of 2020, we will be introducing VSTHome; an in-home monitoring system that will allow older adults to remain in the comfort of their own homes longer.

Stats

 

73%

Reduction in Falls

85%

Improvement in Mobility

98%

Detection Accuracy

1.5 Million

Hours of Machine Learning Data

Leadership

Deepak Gaddipati

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

As the Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Deepak is a technology visionary with clear business insights whose passion is to fix healthcare. He acquired peerless expertise in machine vision, deep-learning, and “IoT” while developing the first commercial full-body, automated scanning system that is widely deployed across most U.S. airports. Furthermore, he led the Peoria Robotics research group to develop technology for DOD. He earned his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University and has multiple publications and patents in the fields of machine vision and automation.

David Park

Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer, David is focused on guiding the leadership and organizational goals of VirtuSense. He leads the overall operations by building the team and culture, setting strategic goals, and executing to achieve the corporate vision. Prior to VirtuSense, David helped to form, fund, manage, and grow portfolio companies as the fifth person to join a healthcare and technology venture firm in Boston that led to its IPO and a billion dollars in value creation. He has 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, technology commercialization, and management consulting. David earned his MBA and MSIS from Boston University.

Dr. Tom Hale

Chief Medical Officer

As the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hale is building value-based services for ACOs, MAs, and other at-risk models. He previously pioneered the development of telemedicine and virtual care at Mercy Health. Under his leadership, Mercy telehealth services launched the world’s first virtual care center, Mercy Virtual. Prior to that, Tom led a 350 member multi-specialty organization as the President of Mercy Medical Group. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Saint Louis University. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School subsequently completing his internal medicine internship and residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis leading to Board Certification in 1983. In 2011, he earned a Master’s degree in medical informatics from Northwestern University.

Bill Wynn

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

As VP of Strategic Partnerships, Bill is focused on growing new revenue streams and developing key alliances with healthcare organizations challenged with how to transform into a value-driven care model. With over 30 years of experience as a Healthcare Executive, Bill has an extensive background combining clinical practice, operations, and business development. He has been a leader in both start-up and large corporate environments. He gained his clinical experience as Director of Pulmonary Services at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA and has held executive positions with the healthcare technology companies Cerner and Allscripts. He also led Operations at DaVita, a provider of Dialysis Treatment and is currently a part-time faculty member for Washington University Olin Business School in St Louis. Bill graduated from Georgia State University, is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and holds a PA in Pulmonary Medicine.

Rick Zehr

General Manager of Long Term Care

As the General Manager of Long Term Care, Rick helps senior living organizations integrate VirtuSense fall reduction technology across their continuum. Prior to VirtuSense, Rick served as President of IPMR and, later, OSF IPMR where he led the organization to national prominence as one of North America’s most innovative and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation providers. Rick received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Illinois University and his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Illinois State University. He is an active community leader who has sat on the Greater Peoria Area CEO Council, the University of Illinois College of Medicine Dean’s Council, the Eastern Illinois University College of Science Advisory Board and the area’s Dyslexia Awareness Network Board of Directors.