Posted: October 25, 2019
For patients who often have trouble swallowing after treatment for head and neck cancer, True Angle Medical Technologies Inc. (True Angle) created a device that’s
affixed under the chin. The device has sensors to monitor the activity of muscles and offers real-time feedback, via a smartphone app, to complete exercises. Mobili-T was developed at the University of Alberta and the Institute for Reconstructive Science in Medicine, a joint venture between the University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health.
• Jana Rieger, Ph.D. professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta; chief executive officer, True Angle Medical Technologies Inc.
The TEC Edmonton Innovation Awards celebrate the success of University of Alberta researchers. In 2019, awards were presented to ten University of Alberta spin-off companies and nine research teams that received a US patent and have an industry partner.