Almost two years ago, a team of University of Washington students won the university’s TechSandbox competition with a virtual reality game designed to help patients with neurological damage recover from injuries. In December of 2015, team members Lars Crawford, Brian Mogen, and Tyler Libey spun their startup — MultiModal Health — out of the University of Washington, and have since begun pilot projects in clinics around Seattle. The startup will be rolling out vHAB, the product’s official name, over the coming weeks. They will also be presenting vHAB at the American Occupational Therapy conference this April, where they will be looking for more potential partners. The inspiration behind vHAB? Get patients more engaged with their occupational therapy.
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.
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