We were hired by Leckey to help them develop a connected platform to compliment their MyWay Pedal Walker.

Challenge

The MyWay Pedal Walker is a product designed to help children with Cerebral Palsy and other similar conditions to pedal in an upright position, working lower limb muscles in the range of movement the child would use during stepping and other functional activities. This movement provides the following benefits:

  • Targeted strengthening of lower limb muscles
  • Cardio-respiratory fitness from aerobic exercise
  • Maintenance / Improved bone strength
  • Rehab from treatments and surgery
  • Promotes flexibility and circulation

Leckey approached Instil to help them realise a digital platform which would:

  • Motivate and engage children using the MyWay Pedal Walker
  • Enable parents and therapists to get real-time feedback on distance, speed and duration of pedalling
  • Build up a historic picture of of session data and progress to enable analysis to help with treatment and research

Approach

Instil worked with the Leckey Product Design team and Contacq Hardware to devise a solution which allowed the MyWay Pedal Walker device to publish session data via Bluetooth LE to an Android application. The app was written in Kotlin and can be used on a phone, or a tablet. We utilised coroutines to provide the real-time feedback on distance, speed and duration of pedalling.

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We also built an api using Kotlin and Dropwizard to allow us to capture data for analysis and research. This data was surfaced in an Angular web application.

Features

  • Child and Therapist Account Management
  • Training and test Sessions
  • Real-time distance, speed and duration
  • Historic reporting and analysis

Our Contributions

  • Product Roadmapping
  • Android and Web development
  • Quality Assurance
Technologies Used

Android, Bluetooth LE, Kotlin, Angular