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Engage Biomechanics Inc.

We prevent pressure ulcers using wearable wireless sensors - improving care, reducing costs, and providing peace of mind.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Markham, ON, Canada
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

Pressure ulcers are painful, costly, deadly, and surprisingly common injuries: studies report incidence rates of 25-40%, and costs in the US/Canada of up to $11 billion per year. Yet they are highly preventable if patients are "turned" on a regular schedule. Our solution uses wireless-enabled sensors for posture detection, and a cloud-based solution to prompt caregivers to turn their patients. Data is available anywhere, anytime, on any platform.


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    Andrew Eckford
    Chief Executive Officer

    Andrew Eckford is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Engage Biomechanics. An expert on wireless networking, Andrew has over 50 publications in the peer-reviewed literature; his research has been covered by Technology Review and ACM TechNews. A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Toronto, Andrew is currently on sabbatical leave from his faculty position at York University.

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    William Gage
    VP Business Development

    William H. Gage is a co-founder of Engage Biomechanics. A professor of Kinesiology at York University, he currently holds the post of Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health. William is an expert on improving mobility and health in patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis, in patients following joint replacement surgery, and in patients after stroke.