About Us

In Latin, motus nova translates to new movement.

Our Story

When Motus Nova was founded in 2013, our goal was to make healthcare robotics more accessible for people. In conjunction with some of the top hospitals in the United States, we developed our patented FDA Class I rehabilitation robots over the last decade. The Hand Mentor and Foot Mentor are now used in over 170 clinics and hospitals across the country.
After realizing that providing robotics to clinics and hospitals was not giving patients significantly more therapy hours, we knew we had to make a change. So, in 2017, we decided to move our technology into patients’ homes, where people can use the robotics without limits. This change made it easier for users facing challenges related to transportation or clinician access to receive care at home. In 2019, we re-engineered our robotics to use artificial intelligence and created a world-class, patient-centric rehabilitation experience.
Our goal is to close the gap in treatment access by placing our AI-powered robotics directly in the home for superior, clinic-quality telemedicine. The Motus Home Hand Mentor and Foot Mentor are always available on-demand, allowing users to take charge of their own recovery at up to five times faster and at a fraction of the cost of conventional physical therapy.

Our Company Mission & User Vision

We are Committed. Engaged. Driven. Caring. Professional. Inspired. Innovative. In Motion.


Stroke and other brain injuries affect more than 100 million people worldwide. Direct access to clinically-proven therapies and a full recovery are out of reach for most survivors leading to a lifetime of impairment. Our mission is to deliver neuro-rehab in every home through robotic exoskeletons guided by AI.


Latin for ‘movement anewed’, Motus Nova envisions a world where survivors of brain injuries live without impairment. We believe a brain injury or stroke is meant to be overcome and does not define your future.


Customer centered – We are committed to incorporating and integrating our customer’s perspective into every step of the experience.
Scientific and clinical rigor – We are driven by strictly reviewed evidence.
Quality of care – We strive to provide the best possible service for our users.
Continual innovation – We understand there’s always room for improvement and want to provide people with the best technology for their needs.

Meet Our Team


David Wu

CEO & Founder
Over a decade’s worth of experience in tech startups focused on healthcare

Dr. Nick Housley, DPT PhD

Director of Clinical Research
Former Neuro ICU PT and nationally ranked cyclist, now Neuroscientist dedicated to new rehab technologies

Dr. Russell Jeter, PhD

Director of Analytics
Data scientist specializing in AI and Machine Learning

Wendell Whittaker

Head of Graphics
Graphical artist specializing in games and animations

Parth Patel

Lead Engineer
Engineer specializing in product development


Molly Mobley

Full Stack Developer


Stacy Kenworthy

A veteran of more than 30 years in the finance and technology fields, Mr. Kenworthy has held senior-level management positions at various companies in the finance, risk management, investment banking, and technology fields.

Dr. Harald Einsmann, PhD, MBA

Former President and CEO of Proctor & Gamble International for over 15 years. Dr. Einsmann previously served on the Board of Directors for Tesco PLC, Harman International, Carlson Group, and Rezidor Hotel Group in Scandinavia.

Sanford R. Climan

Golden Globe and British Academy Award winner Sanford R. Climan is a global leader in business, media, and entertainment. Mr. Climan serves on several charitable boards, including the American Cinematheque and the UCLA Longevity Center of the Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior, and former member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Dr. Steven L. Wolf, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Received the highest honor in physical therapy for the American Physical Therapy Association, Living Legend Lifetime achievement award in 2009. Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf has over 35 years of experience studying stroke rehabilitation and leading some of the largest clinical trials to investigate novel interventions to improve motor control.

Dr. Andrew J. Butler, MPT, MBA, PhD, FAPTA

Dean of the UAB School of Health Professions. Dr. Butler has pioneered the successfully deployment of tele-rehabilitation robotics for the delivery of upper limb rehabilitation in stroke survivors.

Dr. Dan Schlatterer, DO, MS, FAAOS

Dr. Dan Schlatterer is an orthopedic surgeon and stroke survivor with personal experience using the Hand Mentor towards his recovery. He is keenly involved in improving Motus technologies for neurological and orthopedic patients alike.

Dr. Randy Trumbower, PT, PhD

Dr. Trumbower is focused on integrating sensorimotor rehabilitation and engineering technologies with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physicians, physical therapists, and neuroscientists to improve rehabilitation outcomes.

Dr. Samir Belagaje, MD, FAAN

Dr Belagaje is the Director of Rehabilitation at the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Hospital. His research focuses on mechanisms of post-stroke recovery using novel interventions.

Dr. Xuan Luo, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Luo is a hand, shoulder, and elbow surgeon and trained at the Harvard Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship in Boston. He has a special interest in degenerative diseases, including arthritis in the hand and the fingers.

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