Who are we?
EKINNOX is a Startup created in 2017 whose mission is to democratize human motion analysis by developing simple, reliable and accessible solutions. Based on a project started in 2015 at Inria research institute (Sophia Antipolis), it is today managed by two associates, Baptiste FOSTY and Nicolas MAIRE. The company now has 7 employees and will continue to grow in 2023.
The origin of the project
The project is based on a motion analysis system developed over 5 years in the STARS research team at Inria Sophia Antipolis, in particular by Baptiste FOSTY, co-founder and CEO of EKINNOX. This system, initially applied to the evaluation of people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, is based on state-of-the-art technologies in the field of computer vision.
KinTracK, EKINNOX’s first product, is a medical device for visual and quantified gait analysis for caregivers in rehabilitation facilities. In the form of a trolley consisting of a computer and a camera, our solution measures the main spatiotemporal walking parameters and provides a powerful visual analysis platform thanks to 2D and 3D videos.
CEO, ASSOCIATE,CORPORATE OFFICER
After technical studies and first experience as a researcher in digital sciences, Baptiste started this startup project in 2015. He trained and surrounded himself with experts, by taking the HEC Challenge Plus training and joining the “Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants de Nice”. Always looking for new activities and discoveries, he is passionately involved in everything he undertakes. In sport, for example, he reached a good regional/national level of table tennis (18 years of practice), and to pass the diplomas of coach and referee. He also passed certificate of parachuting. His professional ambition, willingness to learn and ability to surround himself are important assets in the success of this company.
SALES MANAGER,ASSOCIATE, COLLABORATOR
After a business school, Nicolas worked during 5 years as a Sales Manager in big consulting companies. It helped to develop strong listening and perseverance skills. Semi-professional football player during 15 years, he also leaded a startup project of move analysis sytems in Football. He met EKINNOX in April 2017 In this context . He joined the company in April 2018 as a Sales Manager, and as a partner in September 2018. Her interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and tenacity are essential to the development of the company.
PRODUCT MANAGER COLLABORATOR
Engineer and Doctor of Physics, Colette has spent her entire professional career in the
development of medical devices. Research engineer, project manager, product manager,
she worked for several medical device companies and contributed to the
success of innovative products, surgical systems or diagnostic software.
Experienced and delighted to promote them within a start-up, she joined EKINNOX in 2019 as
product manager. She is also responsible for quality and regulatory affairs, and has
allowed EKINNOX to obtain ISO13485 certification in 2019 and CE marking according to the
2017/745 regulations in 2021.
RESEARCH ENGINEER COLLABORATOR
SOFTWARE ENGINEER COLLABORATOR
PRODUCT MANAGER INTERN
“I have a diploma in pharmacology and biotechnology engineering and am currently studying for a master’s degree in health innovation management. 💊
After an internship at a start-up specialized in e-health and already consistent, it is on another scale of development that I joined Ekinnox as an alternate product manager.
It is with enthusiasm that I will accompany them in the coming year on their next challenges, particularly with regard to new studies.
Outside, I am someone who loves to create new things in DIY 🖌✂ and spend time with my friends/family.
You could say I’m a versatile person who doesn’t like being bored, but also a curious person with a good team spirit.”
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT INTERN
“With my first professional experience as a dental assistant🦷, I decided to resume my studies in alternance to prepare a BTS business management.
In September, I joined EKINNOX as an administrative and organizational assistant✅.
During the next two years I will accompany the management in its activities and projects.
I am happy to be part of a caring and dynamic team.
Of an enthusiastic, sociable and curious nature I like to be able to escape for a weekend in a European capital🌍🗼🌄.
But I can just as easily escape through a movie, a series or a good book🎬📖.”
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT, INTERN
“Hello I introduce myself, 1m69 for 5 years and then😉!
I have just completed a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communication, preceded by a BTS Mco .
My previous exchange was in a completely different field, that of wine and spirits . I was responsible for the communication of a wine cellar 🍷. This gave me great confidence and increased versatility.
I decided to join Ekinnox because it is a great opportunity to work for a start-up that is destined to grow again and again.
Shy and withdrawn by nature, I am now able to assert myself with perseverance.
Passionate about photography, I dedicate part of my time to it 📸 .
Manual and resourceful I tend to take things too seriously sometimes.”