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Morocco’s Zineb Agoumi, finalist in the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award

Written by FDM

Zineb Agoumi is one of three finalists for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award. The Moroccan is the founder of the start-up Ezygain that teaches people with reduced mobility, how to walk thanks to the latest technology treadmill.

The name of one of the finalists of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award has been unveiled. It is France-based Moroccan, Zineb Agoumi. Graduate of ESSEC and Ecole Centrale Paris, this dynamic young entrepreneur founded, in December 2014, the start-up Ezygain whose goal is to help people with reduced mobility, whether they are elderly or in handicap situation, to walk again.

A creation that emerged after the meeting between Zineb Agoumi, sensitive to disability, and Thierry Albert, doctor, and head of the Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Bobigny. This specialist is at the origin of the “smart” treadmill. A device patented in Europe and the United States, which will be the flagship product of Ezygain.

Called Ema, it is equipped with integrated sensors, allowing to analyze the spatiotemporal data that are communicated to patients in real time for better awareness and autonomy, as the start-up put forward on its online site. Feedback will also be passed on to specialists, such as the physiotherapist, who follow patients.

Other assets? The games of cognitive stimulation diffused on the screen of the treadmill, allowing some memory and concentration exercise. But, the patient can also imagine experiences by the sea or in other heavenly places by choosing the route option.

Lucky winners will be revealed on May 2nd in San Francisco.