Tensegrity Prosthetics has changed its name to FitBionic. Eythor Bender, immediate past president of Ossur Americas, is the new chief executive officer, according to a press release.
Bender previously served as the chief executive officer of Ekso Bionics and holds a master’s degree in business and economics from Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen in Germany.
“Eythor has had a stellar career growing companies that address human mobility, and I expect him to have an even more successful future as our chief executive officer,” Jerome Rifkin, FitBionic’s founder, chief technology officer and outgoing chief executive officer, stated in the release. “His considerable international experience and proven background in medical technology management will be decisive assets as he builds on our team’s already fantastic work and steers FitBionic into the next era.”
The company’s new name represents its focus on consumer health and humanlike bionic functioning, according to the release.
“Everything about this company excites me: the team it has in place, its high quality, affordable prosthesis that has already demonstrated improved quality of life and especially its vision for what a bionic device company should be in the future,” Bender stated in the release. “I can’t wait to pick up the momentum and further extend its reach and prosperity out of Boulder.”