Tanya Colonna is the CEO of Oro Muscles, which is breaking boundaries by connecting muscle activity data to action.
Muscle activation is crucial to any type of movement, especially elite athletic training. Understanding how muscles activate facilitates proper technique, injury prevention, and optimal performance. However, there isn’t a seamless way to integrate into an athlete’s workflow and study how muscles contract and which training stimuli are appropriate for each individual athlete and their specific goals.
Oro provides this mechanism with a medical-grade wearable device that outputs actionable metrics to guide personalized workout programming, which has proven to save >20% of time in the weight room for Olympic teams. The application is scalable to medical purposes and Oro is preparing a publication to show this can be used as a motion capture lab in a sensor which performs analyses 60x faster at a fraction of the cost.
Oro has eight running pilot sites with key opinion leaders in both elite sports and medical applications, some of the most notable being Team Worldstream (Dutch Olympic speed skating), Mike Tuchsherer, (key opinion leader in powerlifting), and the University Medical Center Groningen (#2 rehabilitation hospital, globally). The team has made their first sales and are planning the launch of a 6-sensor system in 2022 to scale.