Meet the individuals behind the development of SPINEHealthie.
Sherry and James Raisbeck
Under the generous support of Sherry and James Raisbeck, the SPINEHealthie smartphone app successfully launched at the University of Washington. James Raisbeck, the founder of Raisbeck Engineering, recognized the value of smartphone technology in providing virtual support for spine patients while they recover at home after surgery. Sherry has been our invaluable spirit motivating us to keep advancing our project even after the unexpected demise of James in August 2021.
Special thanks also to the Reis family. Wolfgang Ries, founder and CEO of Joimax, has dedicated much of his life to bring full-endoscopic spine surgery to patients and surgeons. He consistently supports the SPINEHealthie project with educational grants.
Kate and Bill Dussault
We would like to thank Kate and Bill Dussault for their insights regarding patient’s postoperative needs and ways to better support patient during their postoperative recovery.
SPINEHealthie was made by AppTailors and maintained by them. The design, function and features on the the mobile application are implemented by them. The research team at University of Washington works closely with AppTailors to continuously make updates to the app. Without them, the idea would not have materialized.