Sway Medical, a medical software company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been working with two College of Engineering faculty members and a staff member to validate an app the company has developed. The app, designed for iPhones, iPads and Android devices, is designed to quantify human motion in clinical settings.
“The College of Engineering is dedicated to enhancing its research through engagement, strategic partnerships and collaborations with local and global companies and organizations, such as Sway Medical,” said Dr. Michael Jorgensen, professor in the Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering Department, who has been working with the company.
Sway Medical has also been working closely with Dr. Nils Hakannson, an associate professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, and Richard Sack, the manager of the Project Innovation Hub. In their work, Jorgensen, Hakannson and Sack have utilized a robotic arm and the infrared motion capture system in the Multidisciplinary Human Biomechanics and Design Lab of the John Bardo Center to validate the app, comparing the motion created by the robotic arm while holding various devices running the app to the data produced by the motion capture system.
Last week, a team from Sway Medical visited the Multidisciplinary Human Biomechanics and Design Lab to continue the work with real human movement, which will be input into the robotic arm and evaluated for accuracy compared with the motion capture system. The company’s CEO, Chase Curtiss, wore monitors while moving the various devices that were running the company’s app. Jorgensen, Hakannson and Sack were monitoring the data produced by the motion capture system and will continue to consult with the company on the results.