CAP CORPORATION

CAP was founded on the principle that preventing concussions is about changing the athlete, not the sport. The bottom line is that our athletes need an entirely new method of conditioning to be resistant to the demands of their sport. It is our contention that through our new innovative CAP Program we can change how an athlete handles an impact and thus reduce the risk of TBI.

The goal is to move the theoretical science from the laboratories into the hands of coaches to safeguard athletes. The CAP Program does just that! It puts control in the hands of coaches and athletes at all levels of sport and, allows us to gather valuable data to utilize for new, practical research studies, products, protocols, and services. We work closely with leading scientists at Universities, Government, and Private Institutes including University of Alberta, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), corticalmetrics, and Innovate Calgary.

OUR TEAM

Kim Adolphe

CEO and Co-founder

Kim oversees CAPs corporate strategy, financial operations, and commercialization of the CAP Program. She is a successful entrepreneur and CEO with years of experience launching startups, managing R&D teams, and commercializing new and innovative technologies. She has an undisputable track record pioneering eLearning and mobile technologies as the Founder and CEO of Gemini SWIFT Learning. Kim currently sits on several boards and previously sat on the Canadian Advanced Technology Association and the Canadian Advanced Technology Women in Technology.

She actively gives back to the community by donating time and resources that help keep young people safe and active. CAP is a social enterprise organization that donates 20% of their revenues to amateur sports and research. Kim is also a co-founder of The Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada, a non-profit organization which began in 2010 delivering Gemini’s online workplace safety courses free to High Schools in Alberta and has expanded to Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

Sherwin Ganpatt
Chief Science Officer and Co-founder

Working closely with our research team and partners, Sherwin oversees the development of new and innovative concussion prevention solutions at CAP. He has owned and operated his own strength training academy since 2012. At 14, Sherwin attained his black belt training under Sensei Mike Woodford. He then trained at the UCS training center for 12 years under Greg LeBoeuf, a hand-to-hand combat instructor for elite military groups including JTF2, the Navy SEALs and SWAT. That led him to Charles Poliquin, an internationally famous strength coach and medicine practitioner. Sherwin took the advice of these two exceptional mentors to always seek the most skilled person in any field.

He has been taught by the best in ayurvedic medicine, lab testing, gastrointestinal health, detoxification, rehabilitation, metabolic syndrome, Chinese medicine, psychology, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, hypnosis, biofeedback, brain chemistry, NLP, endocrinology, and genetics, among others. Sherwin has his UCS instructor certification (the only trainer to ever be certified by this body, to date). He is trained in boxing, kickboxing, kali, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Ju-jitsu and full contact stick fighting, but his passion is strength training.

Dr. Mark Tommerdahl
CEO & Co-Founder, Corticalmetrics

Mark Tommerdahl, CEO & Co-Founder of corticalmetrics and a strategic CAP Partner, is a neuroscientist and faculty member at the University of North Carolina. He has a broad range of research interests that center on cortical mechanisms of information processing. His initial studies that made observations via extracellular recordings and optical imaging of stimulus-evoked cortical-cortical interactions in non-human primates led to the development and application of novel human sensory perceptual testing methods and technologies to research across a broad spectrum of neurological disorders. Neurological areas of interest include concussion/TBI, developmental disorders (e.g., autism), aging, and chronic pain. Dr. Tommerdahl is also co-founder of corticalmetrics, a company that is actively developing neurosensory assessment technology that can be widely distributed. Education: B.S., Biology, Davidson College; MS and Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics, University of North Carolina.

Dr. Jim Wilson
Intellectual Property Manager, Health and Environmental Technology, Innovate Calgary

Jim conducted the market research and worked closely with CAP to secure the patents for the RAM machine and CAP technology. As Intellectual Property Manager, Health and Environmental Technology, Jim Wilson is responsible for managing a portfolio of new technologies and discoveries. Prior to joining Innovate Calgary, Jim was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and previously the University of California at Davis. His research addressed arthritis and joint injury. As an instructor for the Schulich School of Engineering, at the University of Calgary, he has taught courses in Joint Biomechanics and Medical Device Development. He was the recipient of the University’s 2009 Teaching Excellence Award. Jim also has previous experience in aerospace manufacturing in the manufacturing technology development group at Rolls-Royce in England.

Jim holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Calgary, an MSc in Computer Simulation from Coventry University, United Kingdom and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Dustin Oranchuk
PhD Intern, Adjunct Instructor at Adams State University, Auckland University of Technology

Jim conducted the market research and worked closely with CAP to secure the patents for the RAM machine and CAP technology. As Intellectual Property Manager, Health and Environmental Technology, Jim Wilson is responsible for managing a portfolio of new technologies and discoveries. Prior to joining Innovate Calgary, Jim was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and previously the University of California at Davis. His research addressed arthritis and joint injury. As an instructor for the Schulich School of Engineering, at the University of Calgary, he has taught courses in Joint Biomechanics and Medical Device Development. He was the recipient of the University’s 2009 Teaching Excellence Award. Jim also has previous experience in aerospace manufacturing in the manufacturing technology development group at Rolls-Royce in England.

Jim holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Calgary, an MSc in Computer Simulation from Coventry University, United Kingdom and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Enora le Flao
PhD Intern, Auckland University of Technology

I am a Frenchie in New Zealand doing my PhD with the AUT Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand. My research is at the crossroad of engineering and sports science, and I focus on the technology that allows us to measure head motion after a hit to the head. This technology has the potential to help us better understand concussion mechanisms, and maybe one day assist with concussion prevention.

Dr. Ace Casiano
Chiropractor, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, FRC Mobility Specialist

Dr. Ace Casiano completed his Specialized Honours in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University and attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. While getting his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at CMCC, Ace opened up a strength and conditioning facility in Toronto and worked with a variety of people including youth athletes, semi-pro and pro athletes, and the everyday human whose common goal is to improve their physical capacity, movement and performance.

As a Chiropractor, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and a Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist, Ace combines his treatment techniques and training experience to help his patients get away from pain and dysfunction, and restore their mobility, joint resilience, movement capacity and performance.

Zach Adolphe
Director of Growth

Zach brings a fresh perspective on the latest growth strategies to CAP. Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, Zach became a Clean Technology Intern at the Pembina Institute, where he spearheaded the 2017 Climate Summit’s Youth Energy Change Makers Pitch. As an Associate at the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance he helped release the first ever Alberta Clean Technology Industry Report and is the co-founder of the inaugural Alberta Student Energy Summit. During his undergrad, Zach launched Student Energy’s Global Chapter Program – now in countries including the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Zach was a recipient of the 2017 Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Award and Scholarship for his undergrad work combined with academic excellence.

Andrew Lee
RAM Engineer

I have the requisite expertise, training, and motivation necessary to successfully design, draft, build, and implement the RAM machine. I graduated with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering which has equipped me with deep skillsets in electronics, mechanical engineering, and product design, with a specific focus on designing and building electromechanical systems. Previously, I have built mail-delivery robots that integrated sensor arrays and actuators to allow for autonomous mail delivery and sorting, as well as enhanced augmented reality environments that optimized SLAM technology by triangulating objects using Bluetooth beacons. In addition, having personally suffered a concussion in 2018, I intimately understand the harmful consequences related to sustaining a concussion and am deeply motivated to work on a proactive solution to reduce concussion risk. My motivation, along with my technical experience designing electromechanical systems, uniquely qualify me for this position.

Ramin Fathian
Engineering Intern

Ramin graduated from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran in 2017 with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Mohammad Eghtesad. Currently pursuing Master of Science degree at NCBL Lab, University of Alberta. As an intern for CAP I worked on the Instrumentation design to assess neck injury and concussion. I designed biomedical instruments to assess the risk of neck injury and concussion. These devices were designed to perform impact test and log the values characterizing the impact using inertial sensors and load cells.

Dr. Hossein Rouhani
Supervisor

I am a Mechanical, Mechatronics, and Clinical engineer. My academic background is in signal processing, engineering mechanics, mechatronics, control, and computational intelligence. The current application of my research projects is in rehabilitation technologies, medical instrumentation, wearable technologies, ergonomics, and sports science. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of my research program, I collaborate with health scientists at hospitals across Canada.

Milad Nazarahari
PhD Candidate

I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate with the “Neuromuscular Control and Biomechanics Laboratory” at the University of Alberta.

Jordan Arthur
PhD Candidate

I am currently an Undergraduate Co-op Student working in NCB Lab for the Summer of 2017. I am entering my third year of Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical option) at the University of Alberta.

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