(RKin., MSc., Bkin.)
Bisep creates new technologies and devices to enhance human performance in sport, exercise & rehabilitation.
Bisep was founded by Daniel Bordenave, (M.Sc., R.Kin. B.Kin.) in 2015. Dan has a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) and Master of Science in Applied Health Science, both from Brock University and is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.
While working in a long-term care facility, Dan was unable to practice mobility and ambulation training daily with elderly patients due to limited staff and equipment. Patients were bed-ridden for longer periods, leading to increased health complications due to limited funding.
This inspired Dan to invent a device that can assist immobility and ambulation training without the need for extra staff and equipment. The ARMM (Ambulation, Retraining and Mobility Mechanism) achieves this by attaching a patient’s wheelchair directly to their walker in a safe and adaptable manner.
Since creating the ARMM, BISEP has garnered interest from both the medical and business community. Bisep has participated in several business competitions including winning 3 top prizes at the 2016 Brock University Blueprint competition, winning the ‘Fan Favourite’ prize at the 2016 IITAC Conference and being named a runner-up at the 2016 Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce IGNITE Competition.
Bisep has the support of the Goodman School of Business BioLinc business incubator, Niagara College’s Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, Niagara Region Long-Term Care & Retirement facilities, ergonomic and motor learning researcher Dr. Jae Patterson and spinal cord injury researcher Dr. Dave Ditor.
In the future, Bisep aims to continue developing technologies that will improve the performance of athletes and quality of life for the elderly.