RooSense is a consumer diagnostic company focused on removing the guesswork from proper hydration and electrolyte balance.
Our team is dedicated to developing our lightweight, wearable sensor specifically created to help those in high-sweat environments stay safe and achieve performance goals.
To keep things simple, we want to help our users sweat safely.
The best part: we’re actively working to incorporate our technology into multiple sectors.
Infant & Childcare
High-Temperature Work Environments
Right now, we are offering a chance to be a tester for our smart, wearable technology. Get in touch today to learn how you can join our fast-growing user base and be an alpha tester.
Chelsea Monty-Bromer, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer founded RooSense in December 2017 in order to make personalized health sensors available for everyone. She began working with health sensors in 2010 while developing a fabric-based temperature sensor for use in prosthetic sockets.
Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer received her PhD in 2009 from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign under the guidance of Dr. Richard Masel. She joined the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Akron in August of 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2016. She left the University of Akron in 2020 to work on RooSense full time.
Ronald Otterstetter, PhD
Chief Exercise Scientist
Dr. Ronald Otterstetter is the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the School of Sport Science & Wellness Education and is currently a full-time professor at the University of Akron.
His background is in environmental physiology research and the accuracy of newer technology in estimating body composition and the comparison of this newer hi-tech equipment. Currently he is leading the RooSense effort on getting triathlon athletes in our lab to perform on body testing with our non woven sensor.
Dr. Gabriel Manzo
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Gabriel Manzo is the Chief Technology Officer with extensive background in filtration/separation and nonwovens technology. He joined RooSense after working in new product development leadership role for Fortune 200 company Parker Hannifin. Dr. Gabriel Manzo received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron in 2015 under the guidance of Dr. George Chase. He has focused extensively on filtration/separation and nonwoven technologies throughout his graduate studies and career at Parker Hannifin. He has led several successful new product launches from design concept to product commercialization.
Tim Fleming is the Managing Partner at Endurance Performance Training Center in Mill Valley, CA. He is an exercise physiologist and coach specializing in exercise testing, training, and nutrition in endurance sport. Tim has worked with a broad range of athletes across several disciplines as well as other experts in the field of sport science, all of which have added valuable experience in developing protocols in physiological testing and coaching for a wide range of athletes and those seeking healthier lifestyles.
Yohann is a former member of the Akron Zips Men’s Soccer Team. He is currently the founder of Hive Skills. As the founder of Hive Skills, he has pioneered soft skills evaluations as a way to optimize the performance of professional and college teams. In addition, he works with individual players and/or coaches on eliminating the barriers that limit them from reaching their full potential as an athlete and/or a human being.
Jamelle is above all else a visionary. He has spent his professional career coming up with novel solutions to problems and innovating in the fields of sports tech, fashion & apparel, and consumer products. An inventor and an entrepreneur, he currently holds two patents and has honed his eye for creative opportunities over time. He is passionate about product development, supply chain, fashion, sports, technology, and innovation.
Fabiano Araujo, MD PhD
Dr. Fabiano Araujo is a sports medicine physician and a level 1 coach with USA Cycling. He is a part-time professor of human anatomy and sports medicine at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a coach educator and also a member of the WKO software development team at TrainingPeaks LLC. Currently, he is the President of the Minas Gerais State Society for Exercise and Sports Medicine (2019-2022).
Tony is the CEO and President of Boom Nutrition Inc. MBA from Case Western Reserve University and 25+ years of progressive and diverse experience in sales, sales management, operations management, international sourcing, and product development.
Karishma Bali was born and raised in Chicago, IL USA. Karishma has experience in research, as an instructor, consultant and in innovation. Karishma is the founder and CEO of Pulse Athletic Apparel. She has a MS in Global Entrepreneurial Management from the University of San Francisco and MS in Biology from Case Western Reserve University.
Mike Fulmer was an Interim Director at SNS Nano Fiber Technology, an electrospinning toll manufacturer based in Hudson, Ohio. Previously, Mike was a Vice President at Struktol and also held positions at Robert Eller Associates, Akron.
Jonny Tye, Company Director & COO at Precision Hydration, is an established and respected international level athlete as a canoeist. He represented Great Britain at more than 10 Major Championships and won National Titles across six consecutive years. He has been a driving force in the growth of the Precision Hydration since it was founded in 2011 with his natural ability to drive and execute a plan. Jonny has a wealth of practical experience in the field having worked with in excess of 50 major league teams in the US across MLB, NFL, NBA and MLS as well as many elite endurance athletes across the globe.
Daniel, from Cleveland, has been racing competitively for 8 years and has more than half those years racing at the national level. He has been on the podium with Olympic caliber athletes as well as having experience racing in Belgium and ultra endurance events.