Element Exo won $400,000 in Richard King Mellon Foundation’s pitch competition. The Foundation supports startups benefiting communities and seeks innovative solutions. Element Exo aims to revolutionize workplace dynamics and maximize human potential.
Before Element Exo was a company and prior to even its previous incarnation as Maroon Assistive Technologies, there was just Tim Pote. At this time, Pote was doing systems and operations work in the government contracting field. It wasn’t something he felt passionate about, beyond that he’d always wanted a way to use his engineering skills to help his younger brother who was paralyzed from the waist down. He wasn’t sure how to make that happen until he found himself working on back-supporting exoskeletons at Virginia Tech in the assistive robotics lab.
While you’ve been sitting on your couch for the past three years as you work from home, somebody has been breaking their back to get you the products you’ve been ordering for home delivery. You might have noticed it only by watching that delivery person...