Posted August 8, 2019
Taking risks with robotic rehabilitation
Brad Hennessie ’09, CEO of NextStep Robotics, seeks to help stroke survivors.
When Brad Hennessie ’09 came to Towson University, he wanted to be a physical therapist.
Now, over a decade after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, he’s developing a rehabilitation tool that will help physical therapists treat stroke victims.
Hennessie is CEO and co-founder of NextStep Robotics, a Baltimore-based startup company that is developing a device to help treat foot drop.
Approximately 30 percent of stroke survivors suffer from foot drop, a mobility disability affecting people who can’t lift their large toe while walking, thus facing a high risk of falling.