Biomotum Receives $300K as First Place Winner in Angel Oregon Life and Bioscience Investment Program

Biomotum has been announced as the winner of Angel Oregon Life and Bioscience in Portland. This win comes with $300,000 in investment funding for the wearable robotics startup.

The company has dedicated themselves to developing solutions which optimize human mobility. Their solutions include the development of intelligent and intuitive wearable systems. These exoskeleton solutions are designed by expert engineers which can offer mobility solutions to physical therapists, orthotic and prosthetic professionals, and individuals who experience walking impairment and disabilities.

The exoskeleton is designed with an ankle actuator built from ultra-lightweight carbon fiber. This component achieves finely-tuned mobility with both plantar-flexor and dorsiflexor torque. Torque angle sensing optimizes control and monitoring. A waistpack stores the brains, battery, and motors of the exoskeleton including lithium-ion batteries. With a control interface available on any device, the device transforms mobility rehabilitation, helping those with walking impairments to live without limits. 

The company was up against four other finalists including:

  • Savorease Therapeutic Foods – a startup focused on creating finger foods for people with swallowing or chewing difficulties;
  • Inherent Targeting – a startup developing fluorescent imaging agents to visualize nerves during surgery;
  • StoneTable – a startup developing a way to increase vaccine stability with a silica coating.

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