A fast-growing tech startup, Trexo Robotics, is making big headlines this year. The company has developed a unique robotic-like product that could help children with reduced mobility.
According to the startup’s founder, Manmeet Maggu, the idea for the new robotic product first came after a medical diagnosis of his nephew, who suffers from cerebral palsy. The diagnosis has caused them to look around at the current robotics market and inspired the two to build a new product that will help children with cerebral palsy or mobility issues.
About the new life-changing product
Trexo's founders Maggu Manmeet and Rahul Udasi have developed a robotic exoskeleton product that could help children with disabilities. The robotic exoskeleton is essentially a high-tech coveted walker, offering a robotic experience. It features two robotic legs that attach to a walker that allows the child to walk independently.
The two got their first working prototype in 2016. From there, they decided to get more formal and launched their own startup company, Trexo Robotics. In addition, Maggu and Udasi also joined the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab accelerator program to gain more knowledge of the startup world.
Last year, they won the first prize in a Sunnybrook Hospital pitch competition, which has been organized with help from the University of Toronto’s Health Innovation. Judges of the pitch competition include representatives from medical device companies and private equity funds. The judges have picked Trexo's entry because of the startup's vision to prevent children with reduced mobility from a life in a wheelchair.
Trexo Robotics is currently working to bring its robotic product to the market. Additionally, the company is also working on a new partnership with the Cincinnati Children Hospital.
The company is hoping to get US market approval for their robotic product by the end of this year.
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