Carrollton-based Dynofit Inc. announced its Flexdot medical devices will be used for a study at the kinesiology and nutritional science department at California State University, Los Angeles. Dynofit is an early-stage medical-device startup that creates solutions to improve patient engagement and provide measured results of physical and occupational therapy rehabilitation activities.
The Flexdot devices will be used for research at Cal State. The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research funded the project with a grant to the kinesiology and nutritional science department’s Dr. Stefan Keslacy to help develop effective exercise regimens for those in wheelchairs.
Flexdot is a wearable medical sensor that can be used in combination with Dynofit applications to provide users with instant feedback on each exercise and repetition completed. The system is based on a custom Class II wireless EMG biofeedback sensor designed for use in physical and occupational therapy.
According to Maria Schneider, CEO of Dynofit, Flexdot’s system “offers the choice of real-time charts or games that run on smartphones and tablets, providing visual and audible feedback to increase patients’ overall engagement in their own recovery.”
Schneider says the medical-device startup is “tremendously excited,” given that the devices will be used for clinical research and the shipment marks its “first revenue-generating sale into the physical and occupational rehabilitation industries.”
“We are excited about the opportunities the Flexdot system brings to rehab, and have received outstanding feedback from early users with regard to the system’s ease of use and versatility across a wide range of applications,” she said.