About Harmonic Bionics- a robotics MedTech company in Austin, Texas
Harmonic Bionics, based in Austin, Texas, designs robots to assist in upper chest healing for patients with mobility challenges, especially those recovering from strokes. By facilitating limb movements, these robots aid in retraining neural connections. The company is FDA-registered and collaborates with the University of Texas for research.
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00:00 - 00:19
Harmonic Bionics makes robots. A company in Austin, Texas, and it makes robots that are related to upper chest healing of patients that have either stroke or are not able to use mobility. They're not able to be mobile.



00:19 - 00:55
So it kind of trains your system into being able to recall or recreate the synapse system and the nerve endings that you may have lost as a result of a stroke. And so by mitigate, by moving your limbs, because you lose part of your movement, it actually allows you to learn how to move again, Harmonic Bionics is registered, we are registered with the FDA. I was actually part of that and we registered the company. The company is active out in Austin, Texas, as very excited to be part of that.



00:55 - 01:12
We are we've been, I believe it's been on for a very long time, sponsored by the University of Texas. A lot of the research from University of Texas went and created Harmonic Bionics, a great company out in Texas, doing great things. I'm really happy to be associated with them.



01:12 - 01:26
It's a company that is right after conceptual. The concept has already been developed. They had a few units that they have set out of the idea, really done initial studies to show that the system is functional.



01:26 - 01:35
They've already done enough to go commercial. So it's a company just at the cusp of getting commercial. A lot of research work had already been done.



01:36 - 01:47
So when I came in, I came in to take all the research information that we had and transform the organization from more of a research company into more of a quality control company and move into an FDA space.



01:47 - 02:03
That is a space where we are, which is getting into commercialization and, you know, selling some of the robots. So this the framework needed to be created. That's what I called in my expertise of transforming companies from different phases.



02:03 - 02:32
And I came in to lead the regulatory and quality assurance part of the organization. So putting the structures in that are necessary to move the company from quality research into a quality control, having methods, processes developed. And Unifize was a big part of that because they are they helped us aggregate all the information together and form the framework of where we would build everything else that we needed.

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