Powering conversations with objective data

Floodlight MS is a science-based smartphone app designed to inform clinical conversations and healthcare provider decisions by collecting objective data on patient function between clinic visits to see beyond the surface of living with MS.

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    A person living with MS may experience a variety of different symptoms over time that impact their daily life. 

    Not only that, many people living with MS may only have the chance to talk with their healthcare provider once or twice a year, and it can be difficult to remember how MS has impacted them since their last appointment.

    The cycle repeats—and the result? Opportunities for healthcare providers to better understand how MS impacts people living with MS may be missed and conversations may leave both healthcare providers and people living with MS in the dark about the time between visits.

    Introducing Floodlight MS. 

    Floodlight MS is a science-driven smartphone app that remotely keeps track of function over time that may help support clinical conversations.

    Data is power. Floodlight MS helps shine a light between office visits by keeping track of objective data that may help inform care conversations. 

    Floodlight MS features 5 regulated activities, putting the power of a digital health technology directly into the hands of people living with MS and their healthcare providers.

    Floodlight MS is easily accessible on a smartphone, allowing a person living with MS to interact with the app based on the personalized routine recommended by their healthcare provider.

    The app collects the person's data between clinic appointments for their healthcare provider to interpret.

    Three commonly affected areas of function are measured using 5 activities: Pinch a tomato, Draw a shape, U-turn, 2-minute walk, and Match the symbols. The app also includes a Journal to help document mood, physical wellness, and symptoms.

    People living with MS can see their data in the app over time, and healthcare providers can view Floodlight MS data in their portal. All data in the app or in the portal are stored securely and safely. 

    On the healthcare provider's portal, results are organized into an easy-to-read dashboard designed to provide more information for their clinical practice. Data are organized to highlight trends over time that can be used by the healthcare provider to help inform their care conversations with a person living with MS.

    Managing MS care is a team effort.

    With Floodlight MS, a person living with MS and their healthcare provider can work together toward improving clinical conversations and more informed decision-making around care.

Objective data on neurologic function
across 3 key domains1,2

Domains Hand Function 

Walking Ability

(Gait and Dynamic Balance)

Cognitive Function 

Floodlight MS

Activities

Pinch a Tomato

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Draw a Shape

U-Turn

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2-Minute Walk

Match the Symbols/

Match the Numbers

Demonstrates concordance for which in-clinic assessment?

Nine-hole peg 

test (9HPT)

Timed 25-foot walk (T25FW)

Symbol-digit modalities 

test (SDMT)

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Domain

Hand Function

Floodlight MS Activities

Demonstrates concordance for which in-clinic assessment?

Pinch a Tomato

Draw a Shape

Nine-hole peg test (9HPT)

Domain

Walking Ability

(Gait and Dynamic Balance)

Floodlight MS Activities

Demonstrates concordance for which in-clinic assessment?

U-Turn

2-Minute Walk

5 U-turn tests and timed 25-foot walk (T25FW)

Domain

Cognitive Function

Floodlight MS Activities

Demonstrates concordance for which in-clinic assessment?

Match the Symbols/
Match the Numbers

Symbol-digit modalities test (SDMT)

No filter results

Please see the user manuals for directions on how to properly perform the activities in the app.

Informing clinical conversations and decision-making

Floodlight MS may provide solutions to some clinical practice challenges in MS management.

POTENTIAL PRACTICE CHALLENGES

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  • Lack of objective instruments outside of clinic visits3-5
  • Information is not often visualized in a way that is easy to review during clinic visits3-5
  • Patients rely on subjective memory and are unable to share objective data on their MS outside of the clinical setting5

FLOODLIGHT MS

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  • Activities collect objective data on neurologic function between clinic visits
  • Easily accessible on a smartphone for patients on the go
  • Complements the clinical conversation with objective documentation

The Floodlight MS portal: your gateway to your patient’s data

Your Floodlight MS portal features:

  • Longitudinal perspective on objective patient data collected between clinic visits
  • Synchronization of data for immediate, up-to-date information at your fingertips 
  • Customizable dashboard view to compare results from different Floodlight MS activities for each individual patient

The Floodlight MS portal: your gateway to your patient’s data

Floodlight™ MS portal features

Dedicated support services are
available 24/7 across platforms throughout
the Floodlight MS experience

Floodlight MS Customer Support provides:

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Clinical integration

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Staff training and onboarding

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Comprehensive technical support

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References:

1. Midaglia L, Mulero P, Montalban X, et al. Adherence and satisfaction of smartphone- and smartwatch-based remote active testing and passive monitoring in people with multiple sclerosis: nonrandomized interventional feasibility study. J Med Internet Res. 2019;21(8):e14863. 2. Baker M, et al. Digital health: Smartphone-based monitoring of multiple sclerosis using Floodlight. https://www.nature.com/articles/d42473-019-00412-0. Accessed March 24, 2021. 3. Linker RA, Chan A. Navigating choice in multiple sclerosis management. Neurol Res Pract. 2019;1:5. 4. Cree BAC, Hollenbach JA, Bove R, et al. Silent progression in disease activity–free relapsing multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 2019;85(5):653-660. 5. Marziniak M, Brichetto G, Feys P, Meyding-Lamadé, U, Vernon K, Meuth SG. The use of digital and remote communication technologies as a tool for multiple sclerosis management: narrative review. JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol. 2018;5(1):e5.