We are working for a safer future for older adults who use walkers. Learn more about our journey and why this problem is so meaningful to us.
Hi my name is Tim, and this is my Grandma Chris.
After suffering from multiple strokes, my Grandma Chris has been using a walker every day for more than a year now. Our family thought that her walker would keep her safe, improving her mobility, and preventing any risk of a fall. We were wrong.
When she had a fall while using her walker, my family’s concern for her safety increased. We had assumed her walker would keep her safe in the event of a fall, but this was not the case. The more I learned about walkers, from how their basic design has not changed in over fifty years to how they can actually increase the risk of a fall, the more I realized how huge a problem walkers are. I knew there had to be a better way.
This lead me to StrideTech. I combined my background as a mechanical engineer and my aspirations of being an entrepreneur and started this company. Here, we aim to innovate for safer senior care, and bring better solutions to preventable problems.We’re here to empower seniors.
Grandma Chris has supported me and my family for as long as I can remember, now it’s my turn to return the favor.
George has been a Senior Executive for start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations. George has been a mentor at Boomtown Accelerator, Boulder and is currently an Instructor at the Leeds School of Business. He has been on the boards of several companies.
Tim gained experience in the medical device industry by designing walkers for Medline. Through this experience he learned about the unaddressed issues with walker design for older adults. Given a personal motivation to help his Grandmother stop falling when using her walker, Tim co-founded StrideTech.
Humsini has a background in neuromechanics and rehabilitation engineering research. Through this experience, she saw many solutions for posture and gait problems with older adults that only tended to help in strict laboratory settings. Most solutions were unlikely to be implemented in the real world, let alone be commercially viable, this led her to co-found StrideTech.
Andrew has a background in mechanical engineering with skills in hardware and embedded system design. Andrew uses his expertise in mechanical design, IoT embedded systems, and electrical engineering to advance StrideTech Go. His ability and passion for making complicated systems work together led him to co-found StrideTech.
Senior Executive Home Based Care, Post-Acute care and Senior Housing specialist, Growth and Innovation
Ms. Coumbs has spent the last decade as a senior executive at some of the largest Home Health and Home Care organizations in the nation. Ms. Coumbs is introducing StrideTech to her network of home health agencies and helping to establish testing partnerships on behalf of StrideTech.
Associate Professor at University of Denver
Dr. Davidson is an Associate Professor at the University of Denver, and the head of Denver University’s Human Dynamics Laboratory, which operates with multiple Principal Investigators (PI’s) and generates over $1M annually in human movement research investigations. Dr. Davidson has continued to mentor the team on scientific testing and data analysis, and is helping to re-submit further grant proposals.
Program Director of the Center for Translational Research at University of Colorado Boulder
Jacob Segil is currently the Program Director at the Center for Translational Research at University of Colorado Boulder where he acts as a campus-wide resource for faculty and staff who are pursuing funding to seed early-stage companies based upon university inventions. Dr. Segil has also founded multiple startup companies in the medical device space including: Point Designs LLC, MITA, LLC, and Infinite Biomedical Technologies LLC.
Medical Device Industry Consultant, Engineer and Mentor
Mr. Blankenship has served as Director, CEO, President, COO and CTO of multiple start-up companies and has served in executive positions for large healthcare and research firms. Mr. Blankenship currently provides personal advisory and consulting services to companies in the medical device and life science industries including business and product strategies at the Board and C-executive level.
VP of Clinical, Nymbl Science
Dr. Estrada spent the first decade of his career as a physical therapist working directly with older adults as the Senior Living Program Manager at Bayada where he had first-hand experience treating people who use walkers. Dr. Estrada has translated his experience and knowledge into creating technology to solve the industry's biggest problems and now works as Vice President of Clinical at Nymbl Science.
Dr. Param Singh is one of two inventors of the AbioCor, the first total artificial heart (Patent 4,888,011). Mr. Singh is now retired from Abiomed after building the company from formation to an IPO. Dr. Singh has enjoyed being a mentor to entrepreneurs and investing his time in worthy start-ups in the medical field.