Fort Worth Medical Tech Company Partners with Olympic Champ Michael Johnson

MedHab, LLC, a medical tech company in Forth Worth, announced today that they are partnering with world record holder, Michael Johnson, and his organization, Michael Johnson Performance, Inc., to develop further enhancements of MedHab’s training device, RPM².

“We’re delighted to have the expert insights available from Michael and the MJP team, as we aim to improve our novel device designed to help athletes achieve peak performance and potentially avoid injuries related to improper gait when training and competing,” said Johnny Ross, president and CEO of MedHab and inventor of RPM² in a release. “Our primary goal with RPM² is to ensure athletes and their trainers are provided with an accurate and cost-efficient method of assessing bilateral equivalence.”

RPM² is a wireless device used for sports performance training. The system consists of shoe inserts that provide data on the user’s “gait, range of motion, power and pressure distribution so deficiencies in bilateral movement can be corrected and optimized.”

MedHab is part of the acceleration program at TECH Fort Worth, a non-profit organization that has been helping tech startups launch and grow since 1998.

Michael Johnson, one of the fastest runners in the world, founded Michael Johnson Performance, “a global athletic training organization dedicated to helping athletes achieve their full athletic potential.”

The partnership with MedHab is expected to benefit athletes everywhere, being “able to more objectively observe the mechanics involved in our clients’ movements to enhance their abilities and avoid injury.”

You can read the full press release here. Check out MedHab and the RPM² device here.

Rachel Winstead

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.