We are bringing clinically proven, affordable therapy devices to patients' homes. 


Utku Pehlivan

 CEO, Co-founder

Ali Utku Pehlivan

Utku's passion for robotics inspired him to get a PhD. in mechanical enginnering from Rice University (Houston, TX), with specialization in rehabilitation robotics. He had the opportunity to work with therapists and researchers from Texas Medical Center during the studies with neurologically impaired subjects. He has published in top journals and presented in international conferences about his work. He had various research positions at Intel, Disney Research and Applied Materials.

Kutay Pehlivan

CTO, Co-founder

Kutay Pehlivan

Kutay has a dual degree in mechanical engineering (Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul and FH Düsseldorf, Germany). His research on mechanical design and structural analysis has been presented on international conferences and he had more than 5 years of industrial experience before co-founding Houston Bionics. He is the lead engineer and he coordinates personnel from different technical backgrounds to create awesome devices.

Advisory Board

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Marcia O'Malley

 Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University


Ozkan Celik

Sr. Robotics Engineer