About us

Looking backwards

Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has been ranked n° 1 on the Reuter's list of Europe's most innovative universities in Europe, since 2016. In 2017, KU Leuven Campus Bruges opened its doors with the aim to bridge the gap between rehabilitation sciences and mechatronics with high quality, innovative, edge-cutting research. 

CoMoveIT was founded in 2021 as the first spin-off company of KU Leuven Campus Bruges (Belgium) in a true collaborative spirit of different disciplines of academic expertise, industrial knowhow and entrepreneurship.  

 

Moving forward

Today, our team works daily on the mission to achieve the best possible personal mobility for people where technology till yesterday did not bring efficient and comfortable solutions.  And CoMoveIT wants to make this happen for as many people as possible, simply because it’s needed, because it’s their human right. 

Therefore CoMoveIT partners with wheelchair suppliers for sales, distribution and installation, and welcomes many therapists for actual training and guidance of the CoMoveIT Smart users.

CoMoveIT complies with relevant industry standards and regulations like MDR 2017/745 to ensure quality and safety for users and partners.

Management

 

Frederik Vervenne

Chief Executive Officer

 

Since the beginning of my career, I found excitement and joy in several roles and many challenges.  I’ve been lucky to work with bright and pleasant colleagues, in a high-tech environment,  for wonderful customers.  For me, respect, integrity and lots of common sense forms the basis for my activity.

Still, that specific spark of creating impact to the daily life of people was missing in that mix.  Now with CoMoveIT, this is all brought nicely together in entrepreneurship and in full benefit of our customers.

Prof. Dr. Elegast Monbaliu

Chief Clinical Officer

 

Those who have worked "in the field" themselves know the needs of the customers. As a physiotherapist and researcher, I have been working for more than 20 years with people with complex movement disorders. With a love for new technologies I bundle this unique combination together with expert colleagues in CoMoveIT.  It's not about just saying, but proving what works. That is why combining evidenced based knowledge and clinical experience is so important to me. No matter how complex the issues are for people with disabilities, I believe in solutions towards maximum independence and quality of life.

Sotirios Gakopoulos

Chief Technical Officer

 

As a child, I was intrigued by technological innovations and inventions. Thankfully, as an adult, I have been following a research career, but I was missing the link between research and applicability of research to daily life.

This is why in CoMoveIT, I recruit my knowledge in electronics and sensor systems to serve the needs of people with complex movement disorders via independent wheelchair driving. Do you enjoy making people smile? Yes, I certainly do! Turning innovative ideas into reality, I can contribute towards solutions that promote a higher quality of life. 

CoMoveIT

Baron Ruzettelaan 5 / 1.1

8310 Assebroek (Bruges) - Belgium

Info@CoMoveIT.com

+32 477 880 175