President & CEO
Trained as an engineer and turned entrepreneur, Josh has been engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of wearable robotics, exoskeleton, and prosthetics technology for over 10 years. First, as a PhD/post-doc researcher in the Experimental Biomechatronics Laboratory (directed by Steve Collins) at Carnegie Mellon University (now at Stanford). While at CMU, Josh founded Humotech and built the company from scratch in his garage; today, Humotech’s hardware/software platform CaplexTM is helping to accelerate innovation in over 15 R&D labs around the world. In 2022, Josh and his co-founders started Realize Labs to leverage the expertise he’s developed to bridge the divide between end-users and developers of innovative technologies industry-wide. Josh’s driving passion is to realize the potential for wearable machines that technologists can see but that end-users cannot access given the myriad of practical obstacles that stand in the way of progress.