UAB and Southern Research joint venture to unveil first product

Following an intensive period of research and product development, the Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology — AIMTech— has quickly developed its first product. ResistX will be unveiled at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Boston, May 31 through June 4.

AIMTech is a collaboration between Southern Research and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

ResistX is a unique force-induced treadmill designed with safety in mind and engineered for use in physical therapy and rehabilitation centers. It is the first treadmill to allow individuals recovering from neurological or physical disorders — such as injury, stroke or surgery — to exercise in a challenging treadmill environment to improve cardiovascular fitness and lower limb strength. Thanks to a custom algorithm, the device employs resistive forces to increase the amount of work required by an individual to move under his or her own effort, and at a comfortable pace.

Read the full article in UAB News.

Posted: May 26, 2016