Eden Prairie, Minnesota – United States
Lars Oddsson, PhD, is an experienced biomedical scientist, inventor and entrepreneur. He Co-Founded RxFunction and is currently Chief Technology Officer. RxFunction is a medical device start-up based on technology co-invented by Oddsson and his graduate student at Boston University. RxFunction is NIH-funded and has raised $7.5M in Series-A funding to commercialize Walkasins, a wearable sensory neuroprosthesis for patients with peripheral neuropathy and balance problems. RxFunction won the prestigious TEKNE-award in 2018. Oddsson teaches in the Medical Device Innovation program at the University of Minnesota where he is Adjunct Professor at the Medical School. He is Visiting Professor at the Recanati School of Health Professions at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. Previously, he led the Injury Analysis and Prevention Lab at Boston University’s Neuromuscular Research Center. In Boston, he held adjunct appointments at Harvard Medical School and at MIT. In 2007, he was recruited to establish the Sister Kenny Research Center at Allina Health where established an academic-like center and mentored and engaged clinicians in research, established a research faculty with more than 30 clinicians active in research, facilitated federal grant funding; and disseminated research in the peer-reviewed literature. He has worked with NASA’s Johnson Space Center on projects related to development of sensorimotor countermeasures. Oddsson has a broad background in physiology, engineering, rehabilitation sciences and technology development, has served as a principal investigator and authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles. He is a Senior Fellow of IEEE and holds several patents. His Board services include LifeScience Alley, Alley Institute, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and the University of MN Senate Governance Disabilities Issues Committee. Dr. Oddsson received engineering training at Linköping University, doctorate in Medical Sciences at the Karolinska Institute, in Sweden, post-doctoral training in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University and a mini-MBA in Medical Technology management at University of St. Thomas.
Wednesday, November 6
2:12 PM – 2:22 PM
Thursday, November 7
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM