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The team at Pennington was studying movement at work. They wanted to know how someone who regularly moved during the workday fared versus someone who sat at a desk. They knew they wanted to use a bicycle in their study, but weren’t sure how to create it or how to integrate a bike and its data.
Vinformatix collaborated with Pennington and a hardware manufacturer to design the Pedal Desk, a stationary bike attached to a desk and computer monitor that tracks exertion and vital signs. The Pedal Desk’s software computes the data into a formula displayed on a dashboard that clinicians can read and monitor.
The Pennington team used the Pedal Desk to complete the initial study, with convincing results. Key members from Pennington and Vinformatix co-authored a scientific paper about the study, and Pennington secured additional grants for further development. It came back to Vinformatix for a second round of the project, during which we made improvements and added features to the software to make it easier for clinicians to get more information about participants and their activity on the bike.