Braze Mobility

Our Team

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Dr. Pooja Viswanathan (Co-Founder, CEO)

Dr. Viswanathan has a passion for improving accessibility and independence for people with physical disabilities. She has completed doctoral and post-doctoral research in robotics and assistive technologies, and has been working with smart wheelchair technology for over a decade. See Pooja's academic publications here.  

Pooja is an expert in knowledge translation and commercialization and acts as a consultant to many Canadian networks and organizations. She has received awards and scholarships from the following organizations:

NSERC, Google, Precarn, Alzheimer’s Society, Ontario Brain Institute, and the AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), University of Toronto, University of British Columbia

Pooja currently leads business and customer development at Braze, as well as supervising product design. Learn more about the products that were designed based on Pooja’s years of research and experience!

 

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Dr. Alex Mihailidis (Co-founder, Scientific Advisor)

Dr. Mihailidis is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of technology and ageing, having published over 150 journal and conference papers and co-edited two books.

He is very active in the rehabilitation engineering profession and has been the President for the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society for North America (RESNA), as well as a joint Scientific Director of the AGE-WELL NCE.

Alex is a scientific advisor for Braze Mobility, using his expertise on ageing to help develop innovative and client centered technologies. Learn more here.  

 

Dr. Namit Sharma (Business Development Manager)

Dr. Sharma's vision is improving quality of life through transformative technologies. He has decade-long doctoral and post-doctoral research experience in life sciences, and is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Commonwealth scholarship, authoring several publications in the field. Dr. Sharma has also contributed to developing strategies for improving organizational efficiencies in providing patient care.  He is passionate about disrupting the complex rehab industry through innovative technology at Braze Mobility, where he manages lead generation, digital sales, and digital marketing in North America and foreign markets.

 

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Graham Browning (Product Manager)

Graham has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and has expertise in product design, prototyping, assembly, and product testing. Graham currently leads product development and overseas manufacturing and is passionate about creating designs that maximize ability and independence.

 

Extended Team & Development Partners

Vitruvian Engineering (Electronics Supply Chain)

Tharindu Silva (Electronics Design)

Wistron Corporation (Plastics manufacturing)

Wade Watts (Customer Development Partner)

Eric Wan (Software Architecture)

CKSMS (Marketing)

 

Advisors 

Michael Tamblyn (CEO, Rakuten Kobo)

Sunil Sharma (Managing Director, Techstars Toronto)

Emanuel Istrate (Chair, IEEE)

Venkat Venkataramanan (Director of Scientific Operations, Impact Centre)

Jonathan Rose (Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto)

Klaus Fiebig (CAAP Senior Director and Strategic Programs, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization)