Founder

Hui Tang, PhD

  Founder and president of the company, inventor of the technology, and principal investigator of NSF SBIR phase I and II awards on the technology. He has more than ten years of experience on development of assistive devices for sensory substitution and rehabilitation. After his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he served as a faculty member at University of Missouri-Columbia and Lake Superior State University. His research areas included biomedical instrumentation, BioMEMS, and rehabilitative engineering. He was a research member at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and his pioneer work on oral tactile interfaces for two-way tactile communication was recognized as superior performance by US Army Research Laboratory. Dr. Tang has 16 publications in international journals and conferences. Before he came to the United States, he worked as an electrical engineer and then a software engineer for four years after he received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Science and Technology of China. He also received a M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Medical Advisors

Michael L. Woodward MPT

Licensed Physical Therapist at Blue Ridge Physical Therapy in Independence, MO. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of hospital-based acute care and rehab, home health, chronic pain, long term care, and outpatient rehabilitation, with expertise from vestibular evaluation and rehab to post-stroke recovery. Michael has advanced training and certification in vestibular rehabilitation through the American Institute of Balance in Largo, Florida. While providing quality rehabilitative services to the greater Kansas City area, he also assists with other research projects involving post-stroke recovery and vestibular rehabilitation, and serves as guest lecturer and national faculty with Scientiae and an adjunct faculty member for the Physical Therapy program at Rockhurst University. He is currently an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Timothy Hullar, MD

Associate professor at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis. He has more than ten years of experience as a vestibular and auditory researcher as well as a practicing otologist and neurotologist. His background in vestibular research includes studies ranging from recordings of primary-nerve afferents to quantitative evaluation of head movements to psychophysical measures of perception. As part of his clinical practice he provides services to many patients with significant imbalance. In addition, He is the director of the Vestibular Performance Laboratory which is dedicated to human subject research on balance functions.

Timothy Hain, MD

Professor at Northwestern University Medical School, with substantial research and teaching interests in the area of vestibular testing and rehabilitation. He has extensive clinical experience on diagnosis and treatment of various inner-ear balance disorders, and serves as a medical advisor on the pressing need of new balancing technology for vestibular patients, especially those with profound bilateral vestibular loss.