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Maroon Assistive

We develop wearable devices that are easy to understand, simple to use, and provide support for everyday tasks – we literally take the load off your back.

Tim Pote, Co-Founder and CEO, Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies ’21

Taylor Pesek, Co-Founder and CTO, College of Engineering ’20

Chris Pesek, Co-Founder and CFO, MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management, ’14

Jack Geissinger, Co-Founder and COO, MS Computer Science & Engineering ’20

Maroon Assistive has developed a passive exoskeleton to assist workers with everyday lifting tasks. Our system reduces back muscle activity by about 30% by storing energy when the wearer bends over and returns that energy upon standing, all without motors or electricity. Our exoskeleton improves worker health & well-being, reduces the risk of injury, and improves productivity. This greatly benefits not only workers but also reduces the risk of injury, positively impacting the company’s bottom line. The exoskeleton is ideal for warehousing, shipping, farming, or any other task that involves bending over or lifting items from the ground.

This is a rapidly growing industry. Famously, companies such as Ford, Toyota, and several other large companies have begun the first wave of investing in exoskeleton industry technology, and we have a product with outstanding features and a highly competitive price point to enter and compete in this market. We are in the final stages of product development and in the initial stages of testing and developing go-to-market plans. We have engaged in customer discovery talks with many small business owners and have had early discussions with a few large corporations. We are working on advancing those deals.

“Our goal is to create devices that will seamlessly integrate into everyday lives to decrease overuse injuries and give people more energy at the end of the day.”

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