The RooSense team understands that hydration is critical for our bodies, especially when exercising. We are a diverse team with one mission, help athletes understand their sweat so that they can sweat smarter.
Founded by Chelsea Monty-Bromer and based on research from the Department of Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Akron RooSense is a consumer diagnostic company focused on developing a light-weight wearable sensor to help athletes achieve their performance goals by taking the guessing away from hydration. This technology can extend to other sectors such as the medical field, infant care and workers who are exposed to high temperature conditions.
Today we offer a chance to be an alpha tester for our smart, wearable technology. Why not join our fast growing athlete base? Get in touch today to learn how you can be an alpha tester.
CHELSEA MONTY-BROMER, PHD
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer founded RooSense in December 2017 in order to make personalized health sensors available for everyone. She began working with health sensors in 2010 while developing a fabric-based temperature sensor for use in prosthetic sockets.
Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer received her PhD in 2009 from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign under the guidance of Dr. Richard Masel. She joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Akron in August of 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2016.
Stefanos Spyrou is the chief engineer here at RooSense with a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron. He has been a member of the RooSense team initially as an undergraduate starting in the spring of 2019 and full time upon graduating in May 2020.
Eager and curious, he has been working on research and development, quality control, and production of the non woven sensor material since getting on board.
RONALD OTTERSTETTER, PHD
Chief Exercise Scientist
Dr. Ronald Otterstetter is the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the School of Sport Science & Wellness Education and is currently a full-time professor at the University of Akron.
His background is in environmental physiology research and the accuracy of newer technology in estimating body composition and the comparison of this newer hi-tech equipment. Currently he is leading the RooSense effort on getting triathlon athletes in our lab to perform on body testing with our non woven sensor.
FENGYU YANG, PHD
Dr. Fengyu Yang received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Tianjin Agricultural University (China) in June 2014. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Akron in May 2019 and her expertise includes biomaterials, multifunctional hydrogels, corrosion science, metallurgy, and 3D metal printing.
In her PhD research, she attended three NSF funded projects and focused on fabricating tough polyacrylamide-based hydrogels by designing network structures and incorporation non covalent/covalent bonds. Furthermore, Fengyu attended NSF I-Corps program three times as an entrepreneurial lead and since joining Roosense in July of 2020, she is has been working on developing a hydrogel sweat rate sensor.
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