|B&L Engineering founded by Roy Snelson and Ernest Bontrager to manufacture Scoop Dishes. In tribute to their inspirational wives, Bernadette and Linda, they named the company B&L Engineering. Roy left the company in 1974. Ernie left in 1988.
|Introduction of the first Mechanical Pinch Gauge providing doctors, therapists, and researchers precise pinch strength measurement. To this day, B&L Pinch Gauges are sold worldwide and is the pinch gauge most often cited in research literature.
|Dan Antonelli, PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Dan was instrumental in obtaining the Vicon Distributorship to sell Motion Capture Systems and complete gait laboratories.
|Ken Griswold, President of BioSentry Telemetry Corp. and provided design input for a Foot Switch Telemetry System which was manufactured by B&L Engineering.
Formed a California Corporation called Pinsco, Inc. dba B&L Engineering and issued stock to the owners (Ernest Bontrager, Dan Antonelli, and Ken Griswold). [Pinch Gauge – Scoop Dish = Pinsco]
|Introduction of first commercial gait analysis system to capture, analysis and compare footswitch data using personal computers - Stride Analyzer.
|Lee Barnes wrote the commercial version of Rancho’s EMG Analyzer Software. The software provided a complete analysis of muscle activity, comparing a patient’s EMG to a normal database.
|B&L Engineering was the exclusive North American distributor for Oxford Metrics, Ltd. – Vicon Motion Systems. B&L Engineering, with the help of Georges Roudanez, made Vicon the dominant motion capture system used in the United States. B&L Engineering started manufacturing passive Reflective Markers.
|Upgraded Stride Analyzer (Model III) with light-weight recorder and optical start/stop trigger.
|Received FDA 510(k) Clearance to manufacture and sell the Active Surface EMG Electrode. Lee Barnes bought all remaining shares of Pinsco, Inc.
|Formalized mechanical Pinch Gauge Repair and Calibration Service. Upgraded Stride Analyzer (Model IV) with more data storage in the Recorder.
|Consolidated operations by moving from Santa Fe Springs, California to Tustin, California
|B&L Engineering was the exclusive North American distributor for Charnwood Dynamics – CODA Active Marker Motion Capture System.
|EMG Analyzer Software re-written with many new features for EMG analysis during gait.
|Upgraded Stride Analyzer (Model V) with practically unlimited trials using compact flash card. Started selling Partitioned Scoop Dishes.
|Started calibrating Hydraulic Pinch Gauges and Hand Dynamometers
|Moved from Tustin to a larger facility in Santa Ana, California.
|Saehan Corporation in South Korea began manufacturing the B&L Engineering Hand Dynamometer. Upgraded Stride Analyzer (Model VI) to eliminate the Recorder and provide wireless Footswitch data transfer to the PC.
|Expanded Reflective Marker product line to include High Precision Pearl Markers, Super Soft Markers, and Sterile Markers used with Image Guided Surgery Systems.