GAIA: Improving Prosthetic Technology

Nick Witham, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, founded GAIA Technologies with a goal to change lives through better prosthetics. GAIA is doing this as a prosthetics component company that builds sensor arrays to measure muscle shapes. The outcome: more affordable and higher-functioning prosthetic limbs. GAIA’s sensor array technology can be […]

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Winners of the Startup Pitch at 2020 Utah Economic & Energy Summit

Three up-and-coming businesses competed for prizes and bragging rights as finalists in the inaugural Startup Pitch at the 2020 Utah Economic & Energy Summit on Monday, Oct. 26, at The Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. The winners took home $10,000 in prizes, including three judge prizes and a people’s choice prize after […]

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2020 Bench to Bedside Grant Prize Winner Could Streamline Physical Therapy

Optima Recovery’s combination hot and cold physical therapy device won the $25,000 grand prize in the 2020 Bench to Bedside Competition earlier this month. Their device meets a common need for physical therapists, athletic trainers, and medical professionals who regularly use hot and cold treatments to promote healing and recovery to strained and injured muscles. […]

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U Telehealth Startup Doxy.me Booms during Pandemic

While participating in the inaugural year of the Master of Business Creation program from the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, doxy.me was able to facilitate millions of virtual meetings for healthcare providers and patients during the pandemic and make significant improvements to its telehealth platform. […]

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From Salt Lake to San Francisco, Logan Erickson Helps Students Develop ‘Stronger Brains’

When Logan Erickson was a sophomore at the University of Utah, he thought he had his career plan figured out. Erickson was pursuing an Entertainment Arts & Engineering degree with a minor in computer science, and found success in social issue-based game development, with the release of Justice.exe. Neuroscience wasn’t really on his radar until […]

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