Startup Spotlight: Kinova Creating Robot Arms That Improve Lives


When he was a child, Kinova’s co-founder and CEO Charles Deguire used to spend his summer vacations with his family in the beautiful region of Gaspesie in Quebec, Canada. Among the family members were three uncles who lived with muscular dystrophy. This muscle disease, which weakens the musculoskeletal system, caused Charles’ uncles to live confined in power wheelchairs controlled only with the small residual movements left in their fingers. Charles learned at a young age all the challenges that people in wheelchairs face on a daily basis. [Read More]