In conjunction with top researchers at Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) Cooler Solutions will design components and implement construction of a new device for measuring bone strength in osteoporosis patients. The mechanical response tissue analyzer (MRTA) will offer a more accurate and cost-effective way to diagnose and prevent osteoporosis. The MRTA is a portable and noninvasive device designed to measure the mechanical properties of bone (bone stiffness and elasticity) and to quantify bone “toughness.”
Working together with key stakeholders at UHN, designers and engineers at Cooler Solutions will develop the existing MRTA technology into a user-friendly, cost-effective and commercially viable product. Cooler will work on improving product performance, accuracy and enhancing the user and operator experience. Through Cooler’s ethnographic user-focused research, patient and operator experiences with the device will drive solutions in the final design.