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Our Mission

Neurotech Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the education of and the advocacy to access neurotechnology for persons with impairments. Learn about how these new alternative therapies and cutting edge medical treatments impact the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric illnesses, diseases and disabilities.

Our Story

Founded in 2005, Neurotech Network of The Society to Increase Mobility, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started with a need to help those living with neurological conditions learn about available and developing neurotechnology therapies, devices and treatments.


Guiding Principles

  • Provide a channel through which the layman may learn about neurotechnology.
  • Promote awareness of neurotechnology products and systems for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases.
  • Provide reliable and independent information regarding both currently available and emerging neurotechnology.
  • Provide a forum for users to share experiences and for potential users to ask questions.
  • Advocate for access through governmental institutions, insurance companies and legislative bodies.
  • Create a better understanding of users needs to the scientific, development and industry.

Meet the Team

Our dedicated board of directors believe in our mission and work toward building the network and connecting people within the neurotechnology ecosystem with the end user as the focus.

Jennifer French

Founder & Director

Jennifer became a tetraplegic due to a spinal cord injury in 1998. She is an active user of a neural prosthetic system and is the first woman to receive the implanted Stand and Transfer system. Jen is a silver medalist in the sport of sailing a the 2012 Paralympic Games and Yachtswoman of the Year. With an MBA, French has helped launch successful divisions is such organizations as Bombardier Capital and PC Connection, Inc. She is an established speaker, writer and advocate. Her story is publish in her book, On My Feet Again: My Journey out of the Wheelchair using Neurotechnology.

James Cavuoto

Director

James Cavuoto is the founder of Micro Publishing Press, Inc., a publishing company that helped pioneer the market for electronic publishing, digital imaging, and computer graphics. He has been a consultant to both Apple Computer and Xerox Corp. James holds a degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. James is the author of eight books on computer graphics, electronic publishing, and digital imaging. He is the founder of Neurotech Reports, the industry publication.

Mary Buckett

Director

Mary Buckett is the media coordinator for the Cleveland FES Center. The mission of the Center is to develop technology that improves the quality of life of individuals with disabilities through the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation and enabling the transfer of the technology into clinical deployment. Previously Buckett provided support to the FES Information Center by reviewing medical journal articles for inclusion in the information database. Currently, Mrs. Buckett serves as the President of the FES Institute, a non-profit corporation.


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