Meet the Team

AADEEL AKHTAR

CEO, CO-FOUNDER

Aadeel is currently an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the Bretl Research Group and currently holds an NIH National Research Service Award MD/PhD Fellowship. Aadeel received his M.S. in Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago in 2008. His research interests include motor control and sensory feedback for upper limb prosthetic devices, and he has established collaborations with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the John Rogers Research Group at Illinois, and the Range of Motion Project in Guatemala and Ecuador.

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PATRICK SLADE

CTO, CO-FOUNDER

Patrick is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and expects to graduate in May 2016. He is a member of the Bretl Research Group. Patrick works on the mechanical design of upper limb prosthetic hands and has worked with the Harvard Biodesign Lab. In 2016, he was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Healthcare.

Jesse Cornman

Robotics Engineer

Jesse is currently studying Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and expects to graduate in May 2017. He is a member of the Bretl Research Group. He works on electronics and microcontrollers for upper limb prosthetic hands.

Hafsa Siddiqui

Designer

Double majoring in Chilling and Socializing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When rare moments of motivation occur, she can be found on her macbook designing something you will probably never see again. 



 

partners

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - BRETL RESEARCH GROUP

Tim Bretl, Ph.D., associate professor, aerospace engineering (2010-present)

Daniel Gonzales, electrical engineering (2014-present)

Michael Fatina, computer engineering (2014-present)

Joseph Sombeck, bioengineering (2014-present)

Alvin Wu, computer engineering (2014-present)

Edward Wu, computer engineering (2014-present)

Jason Lee, mechanical engineering (2015-present)

Jack Moore, mechanical engineering (2015-present)

Mary Nguyen, M.S., aerospace engineering (2013-2015)

Sam Goldfinger, B.S., electrical engineering (2014-2015)

Liz Ochoa-Raya, B.S., psychology (2014-2015)

Brandon Boyce, B.S., aerospace engineering (2012-2014)

Logan Wan, B.S., mechanical engineering (2012-2013)

 

RANGE OF MOTION PROJECT

David Krupa, CP, LP, CEO

 

SCHECK & SIRESS

David Rotter, CPO, LPO, clinical director of prosthetics