David Hojah is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Loro, where he conducts business and market development and manages the process of innovation and technology. David’s background is in medical devices, engineering, and healthcare innovation. He is passionate about empowering people with physical challenges to live independently and making a great social impact.
David has invented and developed many medical devices, such as adjustable dental instruments, wheelchairs that convert into a walker, a medical drone for emergencies, and a medical app tracking health for people with chronic diseases. He also built an autonomous personal transporter for wheelchair users that can convert any manual wheelchair into an electric wheelchair.
Loro is David's third company. He has received awards, nomination, and news coverage from organizations including MIT, Harvard University, MIT Hacking Medicine, ALSA, Harvard Innovation Lab, Fit4Start in Luxembourg, Microsoft Imagine Cup, and TechCrunch.
Venture: Loro is an AI-powered smart, personalized companion for wheelchair users to navigate safely and to communicate efficiently. A person with physical challenges can’t interact with the world the same way as the able, but there’s no reason we can’t use tech to close that gap. Loro is an assistive robot that mounts to a wheelchair and offers its occupant the ability to see and interact with the people and things around them in powerful ways, just like a parrot to be your friendly companion on your shoulder. Loro will enhance physical abilities by empowering users with more than one way to interact with their environments and how they communicate with their loved ones.