At the core, we are a small hardware company based in San Francisco- a somewhat rare bird these days, but we believe that disrupting the hardware norm is a powerful move. With a growing number of sensors connected to the Internet of Things, we’ve identified a problem that needs significant attention! Our team’s approach to intelligent design and modern fabrication technique is bringing state-of-the-art technology from the lab to the market. We have strong industry partnerships from component to material manufacturers which have significantly contributed to the development of our platform on a start-up budget. All of this combined has brought us to our exciting application work with clients in flooring, footwear, seating, automotive, patient care, and more.
Elizabeth Redmond: Founder and President
Elizabeth started what would become POWERleap during her 4th year design thesis at the University of Michigan where she set out to design systems & devices that harvest energy from the human body in an empowering fashion. Since graduation in 2006, Elizabeth has grown her small BFA project into a global company with product demand from over 50 countries valued at over $25M worth of sales. Her work has been publicized in/on Discovery Channel, Forbes.com, New York Times, Fast Company, Crain’s Detroit Business Review, Metropolis Magazine, and more.
Keenan May: CoFounder and Chief of Design
Keenan holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan wherein his thesis work focusedon physical computing and how situated and real-time technologies can optimize the performance of our built environment. Keenan has a background in sustainable urbanism, architecture, real estate development, and physical computing. His expertise in data-rich environments lends itself to the design and development of POWERleap’s core-technology.