FuzeHub is awarding a $20,000 grant to support commercialization of a patented technology for gait training and analysis, from a collaboration between Canisius College, Hamburg electronics manufacturer K-TECHnologies, and Buffalo startup Electroskip.
The funds will support development of wireless wearable footwear medical devices for nationwide research sites conducting clinical studies. FuzeHub said a 2018 study involving a patient with Parkinson's disease using the devices showed promising results in physical and cognitive tasks while walking. Electroskip will explore other commercial applications for the technology, as well.
FuzeHub, a nonprofit that supports small to medium-sized manufacturers, awarded a total of $350,000 to nine companies through the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund.