BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTE is honored to name the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science as a Global Research Partner. Through this partnership, BTE has gifted an Eccentron advanced rehabilitation system and an Evaluator EV2 evaluation system, along with expert training and support to the University. These advanced devices are utilized to assess and treat orthopedic and neuromuscular issues. They are backed by research supporting their use as premium evaluation and treatment devices, applicable for clinical use, research, and higher education.
Eccentron is the unique and unmatched eccentric-only rehabilitation system, providing negative resistance strength measurement and training for the lower extremities. Eccentron is applicable and widely used in research, as well as for building strength, mobility, and stability in a clinical environment. Evaluator EV2 is designed to help researchers and clinicians more easily conduct objective muscle testing and more reliably collect the data associated with Quantitative Muscle Testing. The Evaluator EV2 is clinically validated technology, proven to improve accuracy of data collection while speeding data analysis.
BTE President Chuck Wetherington and a clinical support delegation joined University of Maryland Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Department Professor and Chair Dr. Mark Rogers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, to announce the new partnership and present the gift of advanced evaluation and rehabilitation equipment. “We have grown from a small Baltimore-based company, to being active in both research and commercial endeavors in over 45 countries around the world,” explains Wetherington. “So we are very excited to support the University of Maryland’s pursuit of research in rehabilitation science. This is the beginning of many exciting developments to come as our new partnership unfolds. It is our hope that in some small way, this gift will aid in progressing the science of physical therapy for years to come.”
Equipped with the advanced capabilities of the BTE Eccentron and Evaluator systems, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science researchers and students will benefit from the latest technology in human performance assessment. Dr. Rogers shares, “The state-of-the-art BTE equipment is a wonderful contribution and addition to the advanced rehabilitation research tools used at PTRS. We are truly grateful to BTE for their partnership through this gift, which will provide significant support to our research mission of developing effective physical therapy interventions for improving balance and functional mobility in older adult clinical populations at risk for falling, as well as other applications.”
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