Kai SCHMIDT

CTO
MyoSwiss - Switzerland

Biography

Kai Schmidt holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technische Universität Berlin where he also trained in process improvement and received a Six Sigma green belt certification. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he gained experience in the development of medical devices while working on ECG devices at Welch Allyn in Singapore. Prior to his Ph.D. work at ETH Zurich, Kai spent two years as a research fellow at the Biodesign Lab in the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. There, he was a pioneer in the work of developing wearable assistive technology for military applications as part of the Warrior Web DARPA challenge. Following his work at the Wyss Institute, Kai joined ETH Zurich as a doctoral student to develop a wearable system to assist people with spinal cord injury. As a result of his work at ETH Zurich, he co-founded the company MyoSwiss, which develops technical solutions to enable people with muscle weakness to train intensively and regain mobility.
Kai is author of several scientific publications and patents in the field of wearable assistive devices.