Advisory Board

Paolo Bonato, PhD

Exoskeletons Advisor

Paolo serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Lab. at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Boston, USA). He is an Associate Prof. in the Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Prof. at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. His research work is focused on the development of rehabilitation technologies with special emphasis on wearable technology and robotics. Dr. Bonato served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal on NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. Dr. Bonato’s work has received approximately 7.000 citations.

John Collins, PhD

Strategic Advisor

John serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology (CIMIT, Boston, USA). John is a tested leader in technology-driven businesses with more than 25 years of hands-on, international experience in creating value by identifying business opportunities and accelerating the development and commercialization of innovative products and services. Broad industrial, geographic, and technological experience in medical devices in North America and Asia.

Bart Huisken, MBA

Business Development Advisor

Bart is a serial entrepreneur in IoT and SaaS. He worked at Ericsson in the Netherlands, Australia and Sweden in the areas of product management, innovation, marketing, sales, and product design. He founded SouthWing in 2000 at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. This has given him a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the market and the importance of strategic partnerships. He has also been on the board of two Barcelona based Venture Capital firms.

Elena Canetti, MBA

Healthcare Advisor

Elena is Co-Managing Partner at Inveniam Group (Israel). She is expert in Technology Transfer, including technical evaluation, licensing processes, management and implementation. She brings years of experience with technology commercialization in international markets, having completed hundreds of license and research deals to date, in the hi-tech, pharmaceutical and chemicals industries.

Marc Vila, MBA

Technological Advisor

Marc has proven experience of more than 15 years in entrepreneurship, technology and hardware. Currently, General Manager at INGENIA Motion Control, a company dedicated to the science of motion control since 2006 that produce solutions for complex, high-tech applications. Due to that, Marc has developed a deep understanding of the robotic, industrial automation and medical devices markets.

Joan Lobo, PhD

R&D Advisor

Joan is a researcher on rehabilitation and assistive devices at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (CSIC-UPC). His work focuses on the development and clinical evaluation of assistive and rehabilitation technology for people with neuromuscular disorders. He worked as an R&D Engineer at Focal Meditech (The Netherlands), a leading company in assistive technology. Joan also worked with Prof. David Reinkensmeyer as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the BioRobotics Lab, University of California Irvine (USA).