Lars Oddsson

President, Co-Founder, RxFunction Inc.

Session

Walkasins – The Medical-Grade Wearable Sensory Prosthesis to Improve Balance and Mobility

Wearable technology is set to revolutionize healthcare as we know it. Dr. Oddsson will discuss the development of medical grade wearable technology to improve balance function, mobility and quality of life with a specific focus on Walkasins as a tool to manage fall risk.

What you’ll learn:

  • How the brain controls balance and mobility
  • The evolution of a wearable sensory prosthesis
  • How new sensory information from wearable technology can be incorporated into our movement repertoire
  • Can Walkasins decrease fall risk?

Biography

Lars Oddsson, PhD, is President and Co-Founder of RxFunction Inc., a medical device start-up company based on Dr. Oddsson’s invention that commercializes Walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthesis to help improve balance function. Dr. Oddsson is an internationally recognized scientist, inventor, a visionary leader and entrepreneur with a broad background in neurophysiology, engineering, rehabilitation sciences and technology development. He has authored numerous research articles in the areas of biomedical engineering, neuromotor control and rehabilitation science. He is a Senior Fellow of the IEEE and holds several patents. Dr. Oddsson holds academic appointments at the University of Minnesota, Ben-Gurion University in Israel and previously at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, Boston University, MIT and Harvard Medical School.