Kiio gets $1.3 million grant

Kiio, a Madison startup, has received a $1.3 million, three-year grant in a joint project with the Department of Defense to screen 318 people for muscle-related injuries.

Kiio’s technology uses wireless sensors to measure strength and muscle endurance and monitor treatment progress. The goal is to determine if physically fit individuals matching the qualifications needed for military service are susceptible to tendinopathy, or tendon damage, which is the leading cause of non-combat, limited-duty days and disability in the U.S. military, according to an article in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Participants will be tested in Madison, and results analyzed by the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.