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David Cameron in his Blue Wolf studio

A client who embraces the idea of "When you're ready the opportunity appears" David Cameron was thrust into the startup scene and dove in head first by deciding to pursue the Idea Olympics pitch competition after only his first meeting with LaunchNET. Which is truly hard to believe after seeing how well thought out his business is, from the philosophy all the way to the reasoning behind his logo colors. He’s experienced great success in a short amount of time, and luckily we had the chance to sit down with David and gain some insight on his journey, his motivation, and why he’d choose to be a...

Anne Heller’s face was getting red as she pedaled the stationary bike. The 59-year-old Cuyahoga Falls resident had agreed to take part in experiments at Kent State University using a bike developed by researcher Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., in Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Services, to help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. While Ms. Heller was doing her best to maintain the pedaling speed, it was actually the bike that was setting the pace. The automated Dynamic Cycle was trying to force Heller to keep up. While the workout was a bit grueling at times, Ms. Heller sai...

Kent State University’s Exercise Science/Physiology Program was awarded a $248,000 grant by i-Health Inc. to conduct a study relating to the use of probiotics and physical exercise. Kent State faculty and students are interested in combating heat-caused complications during exercise, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.  Under the direction of Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., and Adam Jajtner, Ph.D., exercise science/physiology faculty members in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, undergraduate and graduate students in the program will examine whether supplementati...

Pokémon GO’s worldwide release one year ago sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokémon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone. Capturing the little monsters isn’t just fun for the players, it might be good for their health. Too often we sit at a desk all day, spend countless hours in the car, and with a smartphone glued to our hands, it is too easy to spend our free time watching videos, playing games and browsing the internet. Such sedentary behaviors cause us to sit more and exercise le...

Today marks the one year anniversary of Pokémon GO’s worldwide release that sent crowds hiking through parks, meandering into streets and walking for miles in search of Pokémon, those cute little digital characters that appear in real locations on your smartphone. Capturing the little monsters isn’t just fun for the players, it might be good for their health. Too often we sit at a desk all day, spend countless hours in the car, and with a smartphone glued to our hands, it is too easy to spend our free time watching videos, playing games and browsing the internet. Such sedentary behaviors caus...

Kent State University students Nilin Rao (left) and Craig Verdin (right), and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D. (center), have invented an insole to help people with ulcerations on their feet.

Kent State University students Nilin Rao, Ph.D., and Craig Verdin, and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., are the co-founders of TheraPod Medical LLC, a wound-care company that is looking to transform the field of podiatric medicine. Rao, a fourth-year podiatric student who completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in exercise physiology from Kent State, and Verdin, a second-year podiatric student in Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine, have been working with Glickman to research and develop products geared toward helping those with diabetes, which af...

Kent State University students Nilin Rao (left) and Craig Verdin (right), and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D. (center), have invented an insole to help people with ulcerations on their feet.

Kent State University students Nilin Rao, Ph.D., and Craig Verdin, and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., are the co-founders of TheraPod Medical LLC, a wound-care company that is looking to transform the field of podiatric medicine. Rao, a fourth-year podiatric student who completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in exercise physiology from Kent State, and Verdin, a second-year podiatric student in Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine, have been working with Glickman to research and develop products geared toward helping those with diabetes, which af...

Product also can help athletes recover from blisters and calluses that can impede their performance Kent State University students Nilin Rao, Ph.D., and Craig Verdin, and Exercise Science and Physiology Professor Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., are the co-founders of TheraPod Medical LLC, a wound-care company that is looking to transform the field of podiatric medicine. Rao, a fourth-year podiatric student who completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in exercise physiology from Kent State, and Verdin, a second-year podiatric student in Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine, have been wor...

Kent State students help lead faculty and staff in the Fit for Life program.

Elizabeth Michel, a Kent State University graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in exercise physiology, has gained much – both professionally and personally – through her experience working on the Fit for Life Workshop. “It always brings me great joy whenever I can help others along their journey to leading a healthier, happier life,” said Michel, a native of Carrollton, Ohio. “I love working with so many amazing individuals, and the camaraderie and motivation I see in my classes are truly inspiring.” Engaging in Exercise Michel is one of 100 Kent State students who have been in...

Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients.

Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders. Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that serves that purpose and sets the bar for exercise therapy higher. Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients. The bike is based on a tandem bicycle model – a bike ridden by two people. She and Jay Alberts, Ph.D...