Global Innovation

The FM493RS FTC team was a finalist in the 2020-21 Global Innovation Challenge, with our product, Scollioxercise.

Scollioxercise targets those affected with Scoliosis, a condition where the spine has a sideways curvature. Exercise helps to alleviate pain and the further worsening of the condition, but it is essential to understand the limits of ones body. Scollioxercise is personalized for each user and uses resistance bands attached to a vest with pressure sensors to monitor the pressure being exerted on the spine. This allows people with scoliosis to exercise and strengthen their back and arm muscles in a controlled manner, without the risk of damage.