August 30, 2016 10:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SION, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE )–Myotest, a global leader in advanced, accelerometer-based analysis and interpretation for digital sport, focusing on running, today named Dr. Christophe Ramstein as its chief executive officer. Dr. Ramstein brings more than 20 years of design and consumer product development experience to Myotest. Ramstein is a Silicon Valley technology veteran with experience in mobile, gaming, health and virtual reality software development today included in 100s of millions of devices.
Ramstein is the former Vice President of Engineering at Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), where he was vice president of engineering responsible for product delivery of PC, tablet peripherals and gaming devices. Prior to Logitech he was Chief Technology Officer at Immersion (NASDAQ:IMMR) a leading developer of touch feedback technology. Ramstein is the author of numerous patents and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Polytechnic Institute (Grenoble, France).
“Christophe Ramstein is a thought leader, inventor, entrepreneur, and visionary, experienced in identifying and bringing high value products to market,” said Yves Marchand, former head of Nike Switzerland and Italy, Adidas France, and Myotest board member. “With great customer traction, significant differentiators, scalability, and a talented and passionate team we are fortunate to have someone of Christophe’s caliber and experience on board to drive game-changing technology for the running and digital sport industries.”
Ramstein replaces Patrick Flaction, professional performance trainer of world-class athletes, founder and CEO since 2004 who rightly envisioned that accelerometers will become the premium wearable technology to qualify and quantify sportsmen and women. Mr. Flaction will remain engaged in the company to help define the next generation of products in the rapidly growing digital sport market.
Founded in 2004, Myotest is a leader in advanced, accurate and powerful motion analysis algorithms & features, providing software solutions for the next-generation wearables in sport. Myotest is a part of the ARM® mbed™ ecosystem, providing them with access to leading edge IoT technologies that facilitate the creation of innovative, energy-efficient IoT solutions at scale. The Myotest patent portfolio includes eight patent families that address accelerometer data to provide real time measurement of muscle power and body movements, optimization of training protocols and coaching feedback. The patents have been granted in Europe, Asia and the US. http://www.myotest.com
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