The Tango belt was conceived on the simple belief that most hip fractures can be prevented.

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Wearable Technology to Save and Improve Lives

Hip fractures are identified as one of the greatest medical crises around the globe. Yet, while many fall management solutions have existed for decades, they’ve always created a tradeoff between mobility and safety.

Hip pads are incredibly effective at preventing fractures, but are too obtrusive to everyday life and often go unworn. Likewise, bed alarms, wheelchairs, and other preventative measures discourage mobility and perpetuate a downward spiral in older adults.

Having been personally affected by this reality, the Tango team set out to find a better way to help senior citizens before, during, and after a fall - with a vision of making hip fractures a preventable condition and reversing this downward trend.

Through rigorous product development, the Tango belt was designed to determine serious hip-impacting falls prior to contact, giving it the ability to intervene by deploying airbag protection. Contained in an unobtrusive hip belt, this wearable technology provides proactive protection without constraint—mastering the tradeoff between safety and mobility, motivating seniors to be more active and stay that way.

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Our Beginnings

Dr. Robert F. Buckman, a lifelong medical innovator with 15 patents to his name and author of over 100 publications in the field of trauma, recognized an enormous, unsolved healthcare crisis - frail, independent elderly patients falling down and breaking their hips.

Combining his clinical knowledge with engineering prowess, the Tango team studied fall-risk factors, developed a methodology to determine falls with unprecedented accuracy, and created the Tango belt to provide protection with airbags.

Dr. Robert F. Buckman, Co-Founder

Dr. Robert F. Buckman, Co-Founder

 

Our Team

The Tango team blends passion and expertise to solve the world's leading healthcare problems with technology. We are engineers, clinicians, and gerontologists united by a singular purpose to make everyday life safer for elderly individuals.

 
 
R. Scott Jones  Chief Executive Officer

R. Scott Jones
Chief Executive Officer

Drew Lakatos  Chief Marketing Officer, Co-Founder

Drew Lakatos
Chief Marketing Officer, Co-Founder

Rob LaClair Jr.  Chief Financial Officer

Rob LaClair Jr.
Chief Financial Officer

Wamis Singhatat  Chief Technology Officer, VP - Product Development

Wamis Singhatat
Chief Technology Officer, VP - Product Development

 
 
Rebecca Tarbert DPT, GCS  Director - Clinical Programs

Rebecca Tarbert DPT, GCS
Director - Clinical Programs

Eric Zeng  Director - Data Science & Algorithms

Eric Zeng
Director - Data Science & Algorithms

Tim Boger  Manager - Engineering

Tim Boger
Manager - Engineering

Zane McKinney  Product Specialist

Zane McKinney
Product Specialist

 
 
Megan Riley  Product Development Engineer

Megan Riley
Product Development Engineer

Colin Aitken  Product Development Engineer

Colin Aitken
Product Development Engineer

John Pellechia  Quality & Compliance Consultant

John Pellechia
Quality & Compliance Consultant

 

The Board

 
Chuck Hadley  Chairman, Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur

Chuck Hadley
Chairman, Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur

Katy Fike PhD  Generator Ventures, Founder Aging2.0

Katy Fike PhD
Generator Ventures, Founder Aging2.0

Sacha Levy  New York Angels, Board Member

Sacha Levy
New York Angels, Board Member

 
 
Jason Luo  Former CEO Joyson Safety, Crestview Partners

Jason Luo
Former CEO Joyson Safety, Crestview Partners

Jim McKeon  Genesis HC, Board Member and Former CFO

Jim McKeon
Genesis HC, Board Member and Former CFO

Dr. Neal Walker  CEO Aclaris Therapeutics

Dr. Neal Walker
CEO Aclaris Therapeutics

 
 

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