As Dr. Jankelson continued his research and publication while actively practicing, the need for additional instrumentation became apparent. Fray Adib, BSEE, (See CV) joined Myotronics in 1978 and spearheaded the design and development of an integrated jaw tracking and electromyography (EMG) system for the evaluation and treatment of TMJ/TMD, orthodontics and full mouth reconstruction patients. This was one of the first applications of a microprocessor in a medical device.
The first personal computer based Jaw Tracking, EMG and Joint Vibration monitoring system was introduced by Myotronics in 1985. Developed and designed by Fray Adib, the K6 used the Apple II, the first personal computer introduced to the market. This system provided dentists the ability to make objective measurements and perform diagnostic procedures which were not previously possible.
Over the next 4 decades, together with the Myotronics engineering team, Fray Adib’s design and development of 6 generations of jaw tracking, electromyography and joint vibration monitoring devices (K5AR, K6/Apple, K6I, K7, K7 Black and K7x) and 3 generations of Dental TENS devices (J4, BNS-40 and J5) lead to the award of 3 patents (Patent numbers 4,342,086, 4,765,345, 8,630,713). See video of the evolution of Neuromuscular Dental Technologies.
In 1991, Fray Adib founded Noromed, Inc. an affiliate company of Myotronics. Noromed transformed Myotronics technologies for applications in the field of physical medicine, orthopedics and sports medicine. Currently, more than 10% of orthopedic surgeons in Germany use Noromed technologies for evaluation and treatment planning.