Medibotics LLC: About Us
Medibotics LLC is a Minnesota
tech start-up with selected product concepts and development work at the
convergence of medical technology and wearable technology including: wearable
devices (e.g. Motion Recognition Clothing and modular smart clothing, the
Willpower Watch wearable food consumption monitor, and wearable brain activity
monitors); implantable devices for modifying food consumption and absorption;
sound masking; and personal mobility.
Robert A. Connor (B.A., Princeton;
MHA, Duke; Ph.D, Wharton School) is the CEO of Medibotics and a university
Professor Emeritus. Dr. Connor conducted research and taught courses
in the health sector for over twenty years, including courses on product
development (including prototyping) and medical technology (including assessing
unmet clinical need and market potential). Dr. Connor serves
on the Board of Advisors for Kinevision, whose mission is to analyze the
products and training methods of the world's most elite athletes, has served
on the Health Care Technology Decision Sciences Study Section of the Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality and has been the Principal Investigator
on competitive federally-funded research projects. He was honored
as Inventor of the Year by the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
and listed as a top inventor in Twin Cities Business Magazine. Recently
with respect to wearable technology, he spoke on the panel "Quantifying
Yourself: Do All Those Fitness Wearable Devices, Health Details and
Graphs Really Make a Difference to Your Health?" in the Wearable Tech Conference,
in Los Angeles on 12/9/2013. Bob founded Medibotics in 2008.
He also has highly-honed Frisbee skills.
Chinmay Manohar (B.E., Industrial
Electronics; M.S., Electrical Engineering) is the CTO of Medibotics and
a clinically-trained engineer with over eight years of R&D experience
including physical activity measurement and real-time analysis of biological
signals. Chinmay conducted human motion research at Mayo where
he was key to the development of MEMS-based wearable technology for measuring
physical activity. This technology was licensed to a start-up which
won the Minnesota Cup. Chinmay is now an Independent Engineering
Consultant and pursuing an MBA.
In December, 2013, Dr. Connor spoke at two sessions of the Wearable Tech Expo 2013 in Los Angeles. One session was on the use of wearable technology to collect and use data in sports. The second session was on the use of wearable technology for fitness and health applications.
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