MedTech firm EnMovi has secured a £2.5m grant from Scottish Enterprise to power new research and development.

The grant will allow the firm to research new wearable technology which will work alongside an app for patients. It is expected the app will provide rehabilitation guides and home exercise plans to patients as well as contact with healthcare professionals.

The Scottish firm was incorporated in October of last year, and is a subsidiary of US-based OrthoSensor and McLaren Applied, a technological offshoot of the McLaren Group which includes Formula 1 cars.

Its new research and development base at the University of Strathcylde’s Inovo building is expected to create 19 jobs.

Trade, investment and innovation minister Ivan McKee said: “This funding will support EnMovi to capture data and develop wearable technology.

“This will allow for less invasive surgery and faster recovery times for patients.

“This project, which will see a new research and development centre established at the University of Strathclyde’s Inovo building, also brings exciting employment opportunities and will help establish Scotland at the forefront of research into this cutting-edge new technology.”