Sponsored by Eric Aroesty, C’92
Come see the Finalists pitch live at the Startup Showcase!
April 27, 2018
Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Startup Challenge Semifinalist POWTI Innovations
POWTI Innovations makes the world’s first fully automated, standalone traumatic injury detection system that activates when you have sustained a traumatic injury and instantly sends your geolocation to rescue personnel. We are a veteran owned and operated company with a passion for saving lives.
How did you come up with this idea?
My Cofounder and I have a combined 30 years of civilian and military emergency healthcare experience. In that time we have seen countless traumatic injuries and unfortunately, all too often, many patients don’t make it simply because we didn’t get their fast enough. We decided to create this business to address a critical gap between the point of injury and the time it takes to reach definitive, lifesaving care. Existing personal emergency beacons and alert solutions suffer from significant limitations such as relying on manual activation by the user, rely on a single communications system or paired device, have limited range, and often require frequent recharge.
How will your venture change the world?
Our device is the world’s first fully automated, standalone traumatic injury detection system that activates when you have sustained a traumatic injury and instantly sends your geolocation and injury information to rescue personnel. Our lifesaving device will make workplaces and communities safer while our advanced injury detection algorithms will revolutionize the detection and understanding of traumatic and medical emergencies in the acute phase.
Thomas Cavett, G’18, WG’18
Thomas Cavett – Former US Army Green Beret and Medic
Frank Miller – Former US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Corpsman