Profiles: Graduate Entrepreneurs 2015-16

Blocks and Motion Metrics

Alireza Tahmasebzadeh

Company: Blocks

Graduate Entrepreneur: Alireza Tahmasebzadeh

Degree: Biomedical Engineering (BEng)

BLOCKS is the world's first modular smartwatch. Each link in the band of the watch has a unique functionality. The user chooses the modules they want, connect them together, and build a smartwatch based on what they need.

The Graduate Entrepreneur aisa has been an a great and easy route for me to continue my entrepreneurial activities in the UK and to be able to run my company. It is a very straight forward process and easy one to go through if you have a strong business idea. I would like to thank Imperial College for sponsoring this visa for me. 

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Bo Xuan Hon

Company: Motion Metrics

Graduate Entrepreneur: Bo Xuan Hon

Degree: Aeronautical Engineering (Meng)

Motion Metrics Limited designs digital coaching solutions through the use of cutting-edge wearable sensors and algorithms. Our first product, Carv, is a digital ski coach which utilises motion and pressure sensitive inserts inside the skier’s boots, connected through Bluetooth Low Energy to the user’s smartphone which provides real-time feedback via earphones.

The Graduate Entrepreneur visa has given me the flexibility to work on exciting, brand-new applications of technologies with like-minded colleagues I’ve met at Imperial College London.

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Gravity Sketch and Walk With Path

Daniela and Oluwaseyi

Company: Gravity Sketch

Graduate Entrepreneurs: Daniela Paredes Fuentes and Oluwaseyi Sosanya

Degree: Innovation, Design, Engineering (MSc)

Gravity Sketch is a 3D design platform made for everyone. The tool is developed to enable people who what to bring their ideas to reality but may not be skilled in the technical digital tools. Gravity Sketch is designed and developed for touch input to allow a natural intuitive creation experience with your finger or a stylus. The platform has been designed to run on multiple hardware devices from an iPad to virtual reality headsets for a more immersive experience.

As you draw, 3D objects appear in real time, creating a new kind of creative experience. Gravity sketch brings craft to the digital creation experience and opens doors for anyone to be creative in the digital space and bring ideas into the physical as easily as sketching. With seamless integration into other 3D software and 3D printing ready all your creations can be easily shared and experienced.

The Graduate Entrepreneur Visa has given us the opportunity to remain in the UK and build our company with the help of Imperial College through resources, access to staff and opportunity to showcase our work at events. It has been a great experience transforming an educational project into a full blown business venture.

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Walk With Path

Walk With Path

Graduate Entrepreneur: Iddo Wald

Degree: Innovation, Design, Engineering (MSc)

Walk With Path Ltd. (Path) is an award winning company seeking to reduce the risk of falling for people with mobility issues caused by injury, ageing and serious diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Path's products aim to prevent injury, increase confidence for the wearer, and create greater independence by providing tactile feedback and visual cues to aid walking.

There are about 5 million people in the UK living with mobility related issues, and according to AgeUK, 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over fall each year. Evidence shows that this risk can be cut by up to 55% through exercise to improve strength and balance. Falls currently cost the NHS £2.3 billion yearly and with the number of people over the age of 65 in the UK expected to double to 20 million by 2050 and the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease doubling by 2030, falls will have major impact on healthcare costs in future.

The consequences of falling go far beyond the physical trauma from injury. The psychological consequences can be as disabling as the fall itself, reducing confidence to walk, thereby decreasing mobility, reducing activity levels and decreasing independence, all of which decrease the person’s quality of life.

Path's products offer the opportunity to increase quality of life for the users and carers and reduce healthcare cost.

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