Rithmio helps parathletes prepare


The Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune (Sept. 7) --  When U.S. wheelchair racing athletes compete at the Paralympic Games in Rio this month, they will have a training advantage, thanks to a new app developed by an Illinois start-up company. The wheelchair athletes have been using an Android Wear smartwatch application that measures their stroke cadence, helping them better understand their stroke efficiency. Cadence Counter was developed by Chicago-based Rithmio, which was co-founded by Illinois alumnus Adam Tilton and CSL and ECE faculty member Prashant Mehta. Also: Inc. (New York City; Sept. 8).