CEO & Co-founder
While at Duke University, I had the chance to work on brain-machine interfaces and created my first exoskeleton. This became the world’s first cortically-controlled exoskeleton. During my PhD, I developed the technology behind TWIICE, making it so lightweight and agile. What matters most to me is that people are given equal access to life and to opportunities.
Human factors & Clinical Trials Management
I pursued my doctoral thesis with the REHAssist group and the laboratory of cognitive neuroscience (LNCO). Robot-assisted gait rehabilitation, motor learning of lateral balance and neural control of movement are my three main research interests. At TWIICE, my role is to ensure the proper functioning of the user-machine interface, the training program and the human factors.
Having worked for several years as an electrical and robotics engineer, I have acquired in-depth skills in design, medical devices (rehabilitation robotics, prostheses, human-robot interfaces, medical instruments) and data analysis. With a background in mechatronic system design, I lead the product development team in transforming the TWIICE prototype into a market-ready medical product.
Chairman, Serial Entrepreneur and Patient Relative
Roland Loos is the Co-founder and President of the Board. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from EPFL. Vast experience as an entrepreneur (NewSat's successful exit to Panasonic), Angel Investor (Astrocast, Sterilux, and SWISSto12). He is also a patient relative and understands the cause firsthand.
Here at TWIICE, I am responsible for developing partnership offers and for negotiating with potential partners. One of my key roles is to bring to the table the experience I gained as a social innovation and culture specialist at Red Bull, and later working on Swiss social innovation initiatives.
Located in the centre of Renens, TWIICE homes its main office and workshop space at the Ateliers de Renens technopark - a hotbed of open innovation and design. Aware of the dynamics of a startup, our open spaces, cafeteria and proximity with other startups encourage a collaborative way of working.
As part of the Breakthrough Incubator program, we are able to access Europe's largest Campus for human growth and sustainable development located at Octagon by B living. The campus provides one of the best co-working spaces to work and meet an inspiring community of founders, startups and hustlers.
Everyone has a part to play. As a world leader in the field, we set records of performance and keep pushing the boundaries of technology for the benefit of human beings. Join us on this adventure. Help us make the world a better place and have a major impact on people’s life.