Our Story

As all stories go, ours began with a 103 year old lady in a London hospital.

Our founder, Faii, a medical trainee, was a member of the team looking after her. The team was flummoxed by this lady’s significant weight loss and increasing frailty. Was it malignancy, a systemic disease or a hitherto unknown condition?

The answer was made apparent when Faii happened upon her at lunch time. Our blessed patient, terrible tremors and all, had spent half an hour eating soup – everything went down her front. Faii patiently spent the next half hour tidying her up.

Asking the nurses, they replied, ‘Well, she’s a hundred and three, forgets you in five minutes, has those really bad shakes, and her medications have stopped working. There’s nothing we can do.’

Not one to take no for an answer, GyroGear was thus born.

Team

We are a crack team of engineers, designers and medics building platforms to change lives. An international mix of young minds and makers. We comprise students and graduates from Imperial College London.

Backed by industry-leading mentors ranging from experts in musculoskeletal biodynamics experts to senior engineering professors, to clinicians and serial entrepreneurs.

We are united by our deep love for innovation, caring for others, and cheesecake.

 

Faii Ong

Founder
Medic

Nadya Paleyes

Manager

BENJAMIN KOH

Industrial Designer

Paul de Panisse Passis

Lead Engineer
Mech Eng

Tiarvando

Engineer
Mech Eng

Ho Wei Jie

Outreach Eng
Mech Eng

Youssef Ibrahim

Eng Advisor
Mech Eng

Benjamin Gan

Eng Advisor
Mech Eng

Justas Medeisis

Software
Bio Eng

Nik Vaklev

Software
Chem Eng

Chao Lyu

Intern
Electrical Eng

Sophie Tan

Branding & Design
Architect

Arseni Timofejev

Branding & Design
Architect

Rahman Ghaffari

Marketing