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MAE Spins Off Special Bikes

Two recent UF graduates are using MAE technology to produce very special bicycles that enable paralyzed people to exercise. Alan Hamlet and Matthew Bellman started Myolyn in Gainesville in 2013, seeking to commercialize technology from the MAE Nonlinear Controls and Robotics Lab, headed by Dr. Warren Dixon. The patented technology provides regulated electric impulses to the muscles of paralyzed users of the stationary bicycles, allowing highly beneficial exercise. In the age of “sitting is the new smoking,” this new product is expected to be a real boon to the overall health of the user.