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Anti-Gravity Treadmill Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

April 8, 2010

FREMONT, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ — AlterG today announced that the AlterG M300 Anti-Gravity Treadmill has received the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award. The AlterG M300 delivers revolutionary anti-gravity technology originally developed at NASA in a sleek new design. The AlterG M300, the world’s only anti-gravity treadmill, is optimized in form, function and price for physical therapy clinics, athletic training and leading fitness facilities.

Whether a weekend warrior recovering from surgery or a hardcore athlete training through an injury, the AlterG M300 enables people to rehab faster, train like a pro, and even accelerate weight loss. Allowing people to run and walk at a fraction of their body weight (reducing up to 80% of a person’s weight), AlterG’s Differential Air Pressure technology applies a precise and comfortable lifting force to the body, so people can move naturally and pain free. Reducing body weight lowers the impact on joints and muscles to provide a smooth recovery from injury or surgery or to improve training and performance.

“Our new AlterG M300 has received an amazingly positive reception and we’re excited to be recognized by the MDEA so even more people can learn about it,” said Lars Barfod, CEO of AlterG. “The product provides so many positive effects by helping people recover from injury or surgery, and by giving the world’s best athletes a unique and powerful training tool.”

The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition (www.MDEAwards.com) is organized and presented by Canon Communications LLC (Los Angeles) and is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets its clinical objectives.

A comprehensive review of the entries was performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine, and diagnostics.

The 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award winners will be honored at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition (www.MDMEast.com), June 8-10, 2010. Gold and silver award recipients will be announced at this time.

About AlterG

AlterG, Inc. manufactures and distributes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®, a revolutionary technology for rehabilitation and athletic training. AlterG is great for anyone who wants to reduce impact during exercise or have a smooth rehabilitation after surgery or injury, and is preferred and used by leading medical professionals and the world’s best athletes and teams. AlterG’s unique anti-gravity technology was originally developed at NASA and tested at Nike’s Oregon Research Project by America’s top distance runners and is the only device of its kind. Located in Silicon Valley, AlterG is now selling Anti-Gravity Treadmill’s worldwide. For more information visit www.alter-g.com or contact the company at info@alter-g.com.


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    Katherine Madariaga
    (415) 593-1400
    Alterg@atomicpr.com

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