April 11, 2020
26
 MIN

Neuroscience to Combat Mobility Impairments – with Juan Rodriguez

Show Notes

Juan Rodriguez is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Evolution Devices, a neurohabilitation technology company.
EvoWalk, is a wearable device that uses Artificial Intelligence to reliably track walking patterns and personalize your rehabilitation therapy to track your rehab progress & aims to improve walking speed & symmetry, reduce fatigue, and prevent trips and falls.

  • The EvoWalk device has improved walking for mobility impairments caused by Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Stroke, and other neurological diseases.
  • The device’s wearable sleeve tracks the user’s walking motions with an artificial intelligence algorithm that learns the user’s steps and walking patterns.

We understand the motivations behind the company's medical device, and the personal challenges that Juan and his co-founders have had to face from where the they drew the inspiration for the EvoWalk device catered to neuro rehab.

The Evolution Devices team received a $50,000 grant from the Toyota Mobility Foundation’s Mobility Unlimited Challenge Discovery Award. The team placed as one of the five finalists in the foundation’s Mobility Unlimited Challenge, which gave them another $500,000 grant to develop their idea. The final winner of the challenge will be awarded $1 million in Tokyo later this year.

Juan hails from El Salvador and aims to uplift the people & communities back home through technology.

Also if anyone out there finds this super cool, and wants to contribute and help in any way, Juan and Evolution Devices are looking for more users to build out their database, please reach out at the link below & they would love to collaborate,
Company Link - Evolution Devices

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