Therapalz CEO featured in Wired In column

Category : Features
Posted on: September 12, 2016

CHAMPAIGN – The News-Gazette’s Paul Wood highlights local tech innovators in his column, “Wired In.” This week he sat down with Fiona Kalensky, the CEO of Therapalz.

Therapalz is an iVenture startup that uses life like animals to mimic “animal therapy” to comfort Alzheimer’s patients and help their caregivers. Kalensky, 20-year old, systems engineering and design major discussed what inspired her product idea, and how she plans to expand it today. Therapalz has been successful in “adult care facilities, nursing homes and memory care units as it developed.”

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