September, 2010. Anne Loucks begins testing her first prototype MRTA medical device P1 designed and built by Lyn Bowman. The device is designed to test the forearms of people in a seated position. The Ohio University Biomedical Institutional Review Board accepts it as a non-significant risk device. Its measurements lack reproducibility, like MRTA measurements reported by others.
The work was begun in July, 2009. Anne Loucks, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, reads about MRTA and begins inquiries about how to incorporate it in her own research into methods for restoring bone health in amenorrheic athletes. She recruits Lyn Bowman, a retired bioinstrumentation engineer, to investigate the technology.