News Release. For Immediate
Release; August 4, 1997
A Gathering of ERGYS Enthusiasts:
Improving the Long-term Health of Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries
Fairborn, Ohio - On Saturday, September 6, 1997, Therapeutic
Alliances Inc. (TAI) will hold its second annual Gathering of ERGYS Enthusiasts.
The Wright State University (WSU) School of Medicines Institute for Rehabilitation
Research and Medicine (IRRM) will co-host the event. This years
Gathering will take place as an evening reception on the campus of
The Gathering is based on the ERGYS and REGYS
family of products for exercising the otherwise immobile legs of persons with spinal cord
injuries (SCI). Since the 1980s, Dr. Roger Glaser, Director of the IRRM, and others at
Wright State University have been in the forefront in the field of functional electrical
stimulation (FES), and specifically FES-induced leg-cycle ergometry. The ERGYS 2 and its
predecessors, the ERGYS I and REGYS, are the commercial results of this pioneering
According to TAI president James Schorey, The ERGYS Gathering is the highlight of
our year. Its our chance to introduce the many ERGYS riders to the researchers,
research subjects, engineers, and clinicians who make it all possible.
Therapeutic Alliances also announced that the 1998 edition of the Gathering of ERGYS
Enthusiasts will be held in New York City, co-hosted by The Mt. Sinai Medical Center. This site was chosen to
bring the Gathering closer to the many ERGYS and REGYS centers in the Northeast and also
to pay tribute to Dr. Kristjan Ragnarsson and Susan Pollack Feldman for their research and
clinical contributions to this technology.
Therapeutic Alliances Inc.
333 North Broad Street · Fairborn, Ohio 45324 USA
Phone: (937) 879-0734 · FAX: (937) 879-5211 · email@example.com
The Institute for
Rehabilitation Research and Medicine (IRRM)
The Wright State University School of Medicine
3171 Research Blvd. · Kettering, OH 45420 USA
Phone: (937) 259-1326 · FAX: (937) 259-1310