MYOLYN has submitted an application seeking 510(k) clearance for its MyoCycle Home and MyoCycle Pro stationary bicycles that utilize functional electric stimulation (FES) technology to stimulate muscles during exercise.
“FES is a very promising technology that can help many people with paralysis or muscle weakness,” says MYOLYN co-founder and CEO Alan Hamlet, PhD, in a media release from the Gainesville, Fla-based company. “The MyoCycle is an affordable, easy-to-use FES bike that enables therapeutic, load-bearing exercise despite even complete paralysis.”
The MyoCycle can be used to help relax muscle spasms, prevent muscle atrophy, increase blood circulation, maintain or increase range of motion, and re-educate muscles following disease or injury in people with spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy, as well as people undergoing orthopedic rehabilitation following knee or hip surgery, the release notes.
“The patent-pending algorithms we use automatically select the optimal stimulation parameters for the patient, making the MyoCycle not only effective, but extremely easy and intuitive to use,” adds Chief Technology Officer Matthew Bellman, PhD. “Our goal was to make this technology practical for use in the home for the first time, so we designed the MyoCycle from the ground up to be affordable and as easy-to-use as a regular exercise bike.”
[Source(s): MYOLYN, PRWeb]