Team

iStride™ Device Leadership Team and Influencers

DAVID HUIZENGA

DAVID HUIZENGA

Founder and CEO

David E. Huizenga is the founder and CEO of Moterum Technologies Inc., a medical device company in stroke rehabilitation. He is an expert in translating groundbreaking science into realistic commercial opportunities. Over the last 5 years, he has focused his efforts on the unique needs of the neural rehabilitation patient.

Previously, David was CEO and cofounder of Tao Life Sciences LLC, an early stage life sciences technology development and investment company, which successfully monetized over half of its portfolio. David has been on the founding team of numerous life science companies, and has involvement in successful acquisitions and exits. David has served in a variety of corporate management roles including, as the Chief Technology Officer of Zirus, Inc. an antiviral company, where he was engaged in management of the Zirus patent portfolio, licensing, and competitive intelligence. Mr. Huizenga was a leader in the translation of the company’s science strategy to its patent and business strategy.

Before joining the Zirus team, Mr. Huizenga was a partner and the founding member and head of the Patent Team at Arnall Golden Gregory, and prior to this he was a shareholder, and the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Venture Investment at Needle & Rosenberg, PC. Mr. Huizenga obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard, in the laboratory of Jack Szostak, Nobel Laureate in Medicine, and his Law Degree from Emory University Law School, where he was a Woodruff Fellow. Mr. Huizenga serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards.

LAUREN RASHFORD

LAUREN RASHFORD

Director of Clinical Operations and Customer Development

Lauren is the Director of Clinical Operations and Customer Development at Moterum Technologies. She has a strong background in both clinical and commercial rehabilitation and offers a viewpoint and expertise in the medical device field. Lauren holds a doctorate in physical therapy and has specialized in the neurologic rehabilitation population.

Lauren plays an integral role in bringing the device from the workbench to the clinical setting. Prior to joining Moterum, Lauren has been a lead Physical Therapist at several outpatient clinics specializing in Stroke, SCI, and Amputee populations; where she was asked to be a guest speaker at the New England Amputee Association. Additionally, Lauren played a vital role working with ReWalk Robotics, a state of the art robotic exoskeleton device, in developing and managing the Southeast Territory.

Lauren received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island, following a BA in Education/Sociology from Brandeis University. Lauren was selected as an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Core Ambassador while recieving her DPT. Lauren also holds an advanced certification as a dry needling specialist.

Currently, Lauren is leading our home-based clinical trials for the iStride™ device as Principal Investigator as well as managing customer relations.

TIMOTHY HESS

TIMOTHY HESS

Director of Engineering and Product Development

Tim is the Director of Engineering and Product Development at Moterum Technologies. He brings experience along the whole spectrum of product development from concept generation to manufacturing in a variety of industries, including automotive, powersports, consumer goods, and medical devices.

Tim holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. While in graduate school, as a member of the Clemson Engineering Design and Applications Research (CEDAR) Lab at Clemson University, Tim studied the value of prototyping through different stages of the product design process. After graduation and spending several years in industry, Tim returned to Clemson University and earned an MBA with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Since then, he has been working with entrepreneurs and startup companies to develop new products and technologies.

Tim has played a major role in developing the current design of the iStride device and will be overseeing the engineering and production work leading up to its full market launch.

Consulting Clinical Research Therapists

Brie Darcy

DPT

Elizabeth Lundin

DPT

RYAN MEDAS

DPT, NCS

TYLER SCHULTZ

DPT, OCS

WILLIAM MALATESTA

Engineering Intern

We design, develop, and test high impact products in the field of mobility and rehabilitation

Our projects arise from recognizing the unsolved problems of mobility challenged people.  We solve these problems with new technology that we develop to help you and your family live full lives. Our company is focused on sourcing, designing, engineering, manufacturing and selling the highest quality products to significantly impact people through addressing the problems of stroke rehabilitation and other chronic neural disorders.

Currently we have made a next generation device, which is currently being tested in a home based trial, for which we are actively recruiting participants.