Chelsea McCullough, Executive Director of Texans for Economic Progress, authored two pieces on MedHab's signature product, a recreational device known as RPM2. On January 23rd McCullough ran a post on Texans for Economic Progress' Blog. Here's the intro:
TEP was fortunate to meet RPM2 Co-Founder and CEO, Johnny Ross at our recent MedTech event with Tech Fort Worth. This technology combines the latest advances in wearables and mobile applications to let athletes know exactly when, where and how they step. Amazing innovation and made possible by our robust broadband infrastructure. This is tech policy at work and we’re happy they’re making it all happen here in the great State of Texas. Please enjoy this blog post from RPM2 that highlights their latest innovation.The second piece conjured up visions of Olympians using high tech training devices at the Sochi Winter Games. The Push reported:
Whether you were casually watching the Sochi Olympics from your living room sofa or live streaming every second on a mobile device, I’m willing to bet there’s one aspect of the winter games you completely overlooked — wearable tech.
The first two products were actually used at the Winter Olympics by snowboarders and ice skaters. McCullough squeezed in MedHab, before returning to another device used by an Olympic mogul skier. She wrote the following about MedHab:
Another wearable manufacturer focused on keeping athletes healthy is the Dallas-based company, MedHab. MedHab is responsible for a shoe insert called RPM2 (Remote Performance Measurement/Monitoring), that provides detailed, real-time analytics for athletes who put a lot of strain on their feet.
The article closed with needing ubiquitous access to the internet so these devices could provide real time feedback.
As our phones, cars, home appliances, and now shoes and workout clothes get “smarter,” the pressure is mounting to ensure that modern policies are in place to provide an infrastructure that keeps our devices well-connected. After all, our future Olympians depend on it.
Wow, that statement is packed full of public subsidy, at least that's my take. Stay tuned for more from Texans for Economic Prosperity and MedHab.