By: Rob Adams on August 1, 2013
We’re meeting back at MindGear this Saturday at 10 am for our next Inventors Club meeting. Our club is picking up steam with the recent election of club officers and new members joining each week. No membership fees so far but as we grow that may change as we start having to rent larger venues.
This weeks speaker is Chris Otto. I’ve had a few conversations with him and have found him to be an insightful and perceptive entrepreneur. But read his bio below and his accomplishments speak for himself. He will speak this Saturday on his experiences developing his patents into a thriving business.
Chris Otto is a technologist and healthcare IT entrepreneur. In 2007, he co-founded Halo Monitoring, a technology start-up focused on improving the quality of life for ambulatory seniors at home. The company’s flagship product was a wearable device which automatically detected falls – no need to press a button – a dramatic improvement over the state of the art medical alarms available at that time. Chris served as the company CEO from 2007 to 2012 when Halo was successfully acquired by MobileHelp based in Boca Raton, FL and now serves as MobileHelp’s Vice President of Product Development. Chris has been recognized as a thought leader in the aging in place technology space. He is author on five issued patents and eight pending patents in the fields of ambulatory health monitoring, telecommunications and wireless networks. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville.