Carrollton Medical Device Startup Taking Part in Research For Wheelchair Users

Dynofit will be partnering with California State University, Los Angeles on research exploring the exercise needs of wheelchair users.

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A medical device made by Carrollton-based Dynofit will be part of research being conducted by California State University, Los Angeles, according to a TECH Fort Worth release. 

Dr. Stefan Keslacy of Cal State-LA’s School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science received a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to determine appropriate exercise levels needed for wheelchair users.

Keslacy’s research will use Dynofit’s Flexdot, a wireless electromyography sensor, to measure muscle activation of wheelchair-bound participants. 

The 2015 Health Wildcatters grad and TECH Fort Worth client created the sensor for use in physical therapy.

“Our device and applications offer the choice of charts or games that run on smartphones and tablets, providing feedback for each exercise repetition to increase patients’ overall engagement in their recovery and health,” said Dynofit CEO Maria Schneider, in the release. 

Here’s a demo of the Flexdot: 


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