Tech FW client Dynofit in Collaboration With Cal State-LA Team Awarded NIDLRR Grant

FORT WORTH, TX. – Dynofit’s Flexdot™ has been chosen by Dr. Stefan Keslacy of Cal State-LA’s Kinesiology and Nutritional Science department to assist in research of the exercise needs of wheelchair users. 

Dynofit, a TECH Fort Worth client, is a medical device startup headquartered in Carrollton, TX.  Flexdot™, a wireless EMG sensor designed for use in physical therapy, is the company’s flagship product used for a variety of studies and applications, including pediatric sport rehabilitation.  Patient-friendly devices such as Flexdot™ are an important part of promoting increased patient engagement in their healthcare.

Dr. Keslacy’s research team was awarded a highly competitive National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation research grant.  Its innovative, multi-level project will use the Flexdot™ wearable EMG sensor to measure muscle activation of wheelchair-bound participants. The results will be correlated with blood bio-markers and serve as a foundation for recommendations of activity levels for optimal health.

Maria Schneider, CEO of Dynofit, Inc., said, “We’re very excited to work with Dr. Keslacy’s team.  Flexdot™ is an easy-to-use and affordable device that provides therapists and patients with data from each exercise, each therapy session.

“Our device and applications offer the choice of charts or games that run on smart phones and tablets, providing feedback for each exercise repetition to increase patients’ overall engagement in their recovery and health.”

Dynofit won an NIH grant for research in the use of EMG devices for intelligent pediatric orthopedics. It is a 2015 graduate of the Health Wildcatters accelerator program.  To learn more about Dynofit and Flexdot™, go to dynofit.com or e-mail info@dynofit.com.

Tech FW is a non-profit technology incubator with offices at the James E. Guinn Complex in Fort Worth, at the UNT Health Science Center’s Center for BioHealth and at the University of Texas at Arlington. For more information, call (817) 984-9841 or go to www.techfw.org .

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