Business Identifier: improved mobility for people with disabilities.
Public Profile: Formerly known as Empowering Engineering Technologies, Inc., Cadence Biomedical, Inc is an early stage medical device company committed to helping the 2.3 million Americans suffering from severe mobility impairments to gain a more mobile and independent life. The company is currently developing a new class of device, a kinetic orthosis, based on a novel exotendon technology invented at the Cleveland Clinic by world-renowned researcher Dr. A.J. van den Bogert. Cadence closed its first round of funding in August 2010 (as Empowering Engineering Technologies, Corp.) and signed a perpetual, worldwide exclusive license agreement with the Cleveland Clinic to develop and market the technology. The firm manufactures and distributes ExoWalk, an elastic tendon-like medical device that helps people with gait disabilities walk.. In 2012 firm introduced Kickstart™, a simple and intuitive custom fit orthosis designed to enhance stability and provide energy return during walking without the use of powered mechanisms. Kickstart is the first user-powered Kinetic Orthosis that allows users to initiate and swing through each step with more ease and confidence.