Los Angeles – August 1, 2019 – Isowalk, a pioneer in next-generation mobility and safety solutions for aging in place, announced today that veteran health technology executive Tim Smokoff has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Smokoff brings 25 years of experience in the digital health industries, including leadership of Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar Worldwide Health division. Mr. Smokoff will assume day-to-day strategic and operational responsibilities and join the company’s Board of Directors.
Isowalk also announced the appointment of Lewis Brown of BlueSalve Partners to its Board of Directors. Mr. Brown is a 30-year veteran of the consumer electronics industries, with an extensive portfolio of successful technology products and IoT services launched to global markets. Isowalk founder Ron Goldberg will transition to the role of Chief Strategy Officer and continue to guide development for the company’s forthcoming products and digital services.
A distinguished thought leader in both enterprise and home health technologies, Mr. Smokoff drove P&L responsibility for Microsoft’s Worldwide Health division as it transformed from a national business into a multibillion-dollar international business over a multi-year period. He subsequently served as CEO of Numera, a personal safety, emergency response and telehealth services company featuring an FDA cleared Class II system white-labeled for global telecoms, hospitals, insurers and life science organizations. Mr. Smokoff was later appointed Group VP of Health and Wellness for Numera’s parent company, Nortek Security & Control. The company has more than 4 million commercial, residential and personal IoT systems deployed, with more than 20 million connected wireless devices.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead Isowalk at this timely inflection point in the longevity economy,” said new CEO Tim Smokoff. “Mobility health and fall prevention are central concerns for all stakeholders involved in senior care. Isowalk’s solutions will provide a transparent technology bridge between aging in place, family caregivers and care professionals, while helping to reduce the incidence of costly and often tragic senior falls.”
“We’re elated to have attracted such remarkable executive talent to Isowalk,” said founder Ron Goldberg. “Tim Smokoff is an ideal CEO for our company, with a visionary grasp of the many roles that technology will play in the coming healthcare landscape. Further, Lewis Brown’s serial successes in delivering winning IoT solutions to B2B and B2C markets makes him an invaluable strategic and operational addition to the team.”
Said new director Lewis Brown, “Isowalk’s technology is well positioned for broad social and commercial impact. I look forward to helping grow the company into a lasting force in healthcare and the connected home.” A veteran leader in the residential IoT industry, Mr. Brown was most recently CEO of MiOS, a smart home SaaS provider which he led from startup to multimillion-dollar revenue growth, Tier 1 partnerships with global telco leaders, and a successful exit.
Isowalk’s debut “smartcane” will offer active walking assistance and coaching for the mobility challenged; fall prediction and risk alerts for professional and family caregivers; and machine learning analytics for clinicians and telehealth. Mobility is the leading physical challenge for seniors, with some 24% of people 65+ using one or more mobility aids. Emergency room visits for senior falls associated with a mobility aid account for over $2 billion in direct healthcare spending annually in the US alone.
Isowalk will preview its intelligent mobility assistant at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, in January of 2020.
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