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About Tensegrity Prosthetics

Tensegrity Prosthetics is a medical device company developing: Experimental prosthetics foot (K3 Promoter).

Tensegrity Prosthetics Headquarter Location

908 Main St # 250

Louisville, Colorado, 80027,

United States

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5 QUESTIONS with FitBionic CEO Eythor Bender

Apr 28, 2013

5 QUESTIONS with FitBionic CEO Eythor Bender By Alicia Wallace, Camera Business Writer Posted:   04/28/2013 12:26:12 AM MDT Updated:   04/28/2013 12:26:46 AM MDT FitBionic CEO Eythor Bender (Picasa) Boulder-based Tensegrity Prosthetics earlier this month rebranded as FitBionic and appointed industry veteran Eythor Bender as its chief executive officer. In an interview with the Daily Camera, Bender likened the five-person FitBionic -- which developed a prosthetic foot with joints that mimic the motion of a walking foot and ankle -- to his early days with Ossur and Ekso Bionics, which developed a "wearable robot" that allowed wheelchair users to stand and walk. The following has been edited for clarity and space. 1. What led you to this firm? I actually got to know this company through a former investor in one of my previous ventures that happened to be in a similar space in bionics. They pointed me to this company and that's really how it came about. 2. How does the company's headquarters in Boulder fit into your first steps here and the company's future? What fascinates me when I came here and took a look at not only the company and what they had done, but also what Boulder is known for. It's an epicenter of health. That's something when I spend more time here, this combination of bionic devices -- helping people -- oftentimes, they lose the legs because of trauma or because of diabetes. To help people get going again, it's not enough to provide state-of-the-art bionic legs, you also have to provide some sort of coaching in how to become active and start walking again and that eventually turns around your thinking. Fifty percent of diabetics who lose a leg, they lose the other leg because they continue the lifestyle. I think this combination of this epicenter of health and activity in Boulder was very interesting and appealing to be. 3. You've indicated that you wanted to transition FitBionic to a more consumer-based model. What does that entail? I've been part of this industry now for almost 20 years. I see, in many ways, the suppliers that are very much almost like hardware stores and I (see the need) for transparency for consumers and for them to be more and more empowered. At the same time, you want to make it easier for the practitioners to do their work, but also work with their partners in a way that you can not only fit really nice legs, but you see if this is something that improves their life. It's outcome-oriented health care. You look at these people and ask are they actually improving, are they getting better and getting on with their life? That's really what, in essence and without saying too much (about specific plans), this innovation and services approach embody what we mean with (the customer approach). 4. What type of potential does FitBionic have as a standalone firm or a potential acquisition target? This is my fourth startup that I'm doing here right now. I've taken companies like Ossur in Iceland, which currently probably has 2,000 employees, public and we ended up acquiring 13 companies with them and building it with them. We are serious about our statement that we want to become leaders in (this) field. Our intention is to really build out our headquarters of the company from here. It's going to be a global company. 5. How do you plans to fund this growth? We are in the process of doing that. We're taking a couple of steps. We are currently in a small round of funding, trying to reach out to local investors. ... We are currently in that round, then we intent to go for a larger round of funding at the end of the year -- October, November. -- Alicia Wallace

  • Where is Tensegrity Prosthetics's headquarters?

    Tensegrity Prosthetics's headquarters is located at 908 Main St, Louisville.

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