VISTA INNOVATION SEMINAR SERIES
A Braze(n) Journey of Smart Wheelchairs: from Research to Market
STARTUPS & SHAWARMA EDITION!
Pooja Viswanathan, Ph.D.
CEO & Co-Founder, Braze Mobility
Dr. Pooja 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.
She has secured competitive grants and earned prestigious scholarships/fellowships from NSERC, Google, Precarn, Alzheimer’s Society, Ontario Brain Institute, and the AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), totaling over $325,000. She currently leads business and customer development at Braze, and also acts as a consultant to many Canadian networks and organizations in the areas of knowledge translation and commercialization.
* Lunch (Shawarma) is provided.
* This event is undertaken thanks in part to funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.