Mr. Stéphane Bédard
Stéphane has more than 20 years of experience in the creation and management of high-tech companies. Former COO of Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (TSX:VHB), a medical device company that he founded in 1998, Mr. Bédard is recognized within the orthotic and prosthetic community as the inventor of the Power Knee™, the first motorized leg prosthesis for above-knee (AK) amputees. The Power Knee™ is considered as the new generation of AK prosthesis and dramatically changed the way to design, to fit and to use a leg prosthesis. Mr. Bédard initiated his second high-tech business venture with the foundation of B-Temia Inc, to revolutionize the world of human mobility.
Highlights of Stéphane’s resume are: Founder of Victhom Human Bionics Inc.; Inventor of the Power Knee™, the first motorized bionic leg prosthesis for AK amputees; Chief Operating Officer of Victhom Human Bionics Inc.; 25 years of experience as a senior manager (Maxivox Inc. and Victhom Inc.); Electrical Engineer, Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Doctorate studies in Biomechatronics; Author or co-author of approximately 100 multi-country patents in the field of biomechatronics; strong scientific background in the field of robotics, automation and biomechatronics; principal investigator of numerous clinical trials for Class II medical devices; speaker at numerous international conferences and symposiums.