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Rowheels, Inc.

Rowheels are specially designed wheels that reverse the propulsion method of a manual wheelchair, using larger muscles and reducing injury.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Madison, WI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

By pulling the handrim instead of pushing, Rowheels propels a wheelchair forward with reduced strain on shoulders, joints and muscles, while also improving posture and core strength. Repetitive stress injury has been cited as a leading cause of injury among wheelchair users. Rowheels are designed for every day use, as a conditioning device or for athletic activiity. 2012 Wisconsin Governor's business plan competition winner.


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    Salim Nasser

    Salim Nasser is the inventor and visionary for Rowheels responsible for new product design and engineering. He is also employed as a structural design and analysis engineer at NASA Kennedy Space Center acting as lead analyst for the Space Launch System. A wheelchair user since the age of 20 as a result of a spinal cord injury. BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Mechanical Engineering both from FIU (Florida International University).

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    Rimas Buinevicius

    Former CEO and Chairman of Sonic Foundry, Inc. Involved with numerous early stage companies with broad experience in product development, finance, strategic planning and sales and marketing build out. Industry background spans a wide range of high technology industries including software and medical device manufacturing.BSEE Illinois Institute of Technology, MSEE University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA University of Chicago.