The inspiration for Trexo Robotics came from a very personal experience of founder Manmeet Maggu. When his young nephew, Praneit, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, his family learned that he would not have the ability to learn to walk. After searching for solutions and realizing there were none designed for children, Manmeet took matters into his own hands. He and co-founder Rahul Udasi used their robotics knowledge to create the Trexo Plus prototype.
Trexo Robotics has designed a novel, wearable robotic device designed specifically for children with walking impairments and can be used by children as young as 18 months old. The design consists of two wearable legs which transform a passive walker into a fully powered robotic device. Their design can accommodate a wide range of conditions and needs and be adjusted in height so that children can continue to use it as they grow.
As a venture philanthropy fund that focused on child health, UCeed has the power to make a big impact on companies like Trexo Robotics, according to Maggu. Being involved with the UCeed program has allowed Trexo Robotics to scale production and reach more families of children with disabilities who wish to walk.
“UCeed’s network and expertise in the commercialization of medical devices has helped us navigate the complex challenges that come with any health care startup. We are very fortunate to have UCeed partner with us.”
Manmeet Maggu, Founder and CEO
Involvement with UCeed has provided this company with investment along with guidance that has seen them through important milestones on their entrepreneurial journey. With their device, they are making a powerful impact on the community, helping families and children living with disabilities.
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Trexo Robotics has received investment from UCeed, a venture philanthropy fund accelerating UCalgary and community-based startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy. A key program in the UCalgary innovation ecosystem, UCeed bridges the gap between innovation, demonstration and commercialization, and is managed by UCalgary’s knowledge-transfer and business incubator, Innovate Calgary.
UCeed Child Health is funded by the generosity of our community through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and their mission to inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care.