Why We Strive
Why We Strive
Sep 20, 2022
#7 | Sidney Collin | NexStride - Keeping People Walking Safely
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Sidney Collin | NexStride - Creating the tools to keep people walking safely and confidently

De Oro Devices makes mobility assistive devices to allow people with mobility disorders to walk confidently and safely. We use research-backed sensory cues to help people with mobility disorders walk with improved step symmetry, step length, and overall safety and mobility. In our beachhead market, Parkinson's, we help overcome freezing of gait, one of the most common and most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Our initial device, NexStride, combines a green laser line visual cue and a metronome auditory cue into a small portable device that can attach to any cane, walker, or walking pole.

These cues have been shown to reduce falls by 40% for people with Parkinson’s. This patent-pending technology can be used in Parkinson’s, Stroke Rehab, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cerebral Palsy, resulting in a $13B global market opportunity for our first product alone. NexStride is already available in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

About Sidney:

Sidney Collin is the inventor of NexStride, and is the co-founder and CEO of De Oro Devices. Sidney started the company while studying Biomedical Engineering at Cal Poly. She has an academic research background in computational neuroscience, with a research paper published in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Sidney was awarded Cal Poly’s 2019 Outstanding Woman in Engineering Award, Outstanding Student Award, Lisa Hufford Scholarship Award, and was also identified as one of the most influential women at Cal Poly by the Wire in their 30 under 30 list. The Pacific Coast Business Times recognized Sidney as an accomplished young business leader in their 40 under 40 list as well as their Who’s Who in Health Care, Insurance & Life Science lineup.

🎵 Intro song by: Dyve

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🎥 Video edit by: Umar Brimah

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