In 2011, Manmeet learned that his nephew would not be able to walk due to cerebral palsy. Searching for ways to help, he saw that there were limited products available that could help a child with a disability experience walking at home. With a desire to help his nephew, Manmeet and his friend Rahul decided to take matters into their own hands. The revolutionary Trexo device evolved from Manmeet’s fourth year design project at the University of Waterloo and later Rahul’s Master’s research at the University of Toronto. In 2016, Trexo Robotics was finally born.
Trexo’s unique origins have impacted the company’s values and mission in every aspect. All our products are designed with a child’s comfort and needs in mind, and children with various conditions are frequently invited to Trexo’s office to try out the device and provide feedback. Our approach to co-creating our devices with our key stakeholders, including the children, parents and physiotherapists, is deeply engrained in the way we think of solutions. Ultimately, Trexo’s goal is to create technologies that physical therapists trust, parents can afford and children love.
Trexo Robotics is on a mission to redefine mobility solutions for all people. We want to create devices that are affordable, designed with the user in mind, and can be used at home. Fundamentally, we believe that mobility limitations will affect everyone at some point of their lives, be it from birth or as you age, and we want to be there with you providing enabling technologies along the way.
Trexo Robotics was founded by Manmeet Maggu (left) and Rahul Udasi (right), two Mechatronics Engineering grads from the University of Waterloo. With a set of diverse work experiences, and graduate degrees on the way, they decided to start a company and transform children’s rehabilitation in cerebral palsy. With Manmeet handling business development as the CEO and Rahul handling product development as the CTO, they each brought unique skills and experiences to build a product that many physicians, physiotherapists and parents are truly excited about.
The Trexo team has been growing steadily. We continue to bring on motivated individuals who are passionate about robotics and want to work towards the common goal of improving lives of people facing challenges in mobility.