Chief Executive Officer
With a background in biomedical sciences and sales and marketing, Bryan’s ability to drive the business development of our innovative health and safety solution has been a natural process. He is an outstanding problem solver and natural team leader with the proven ability to deliver quickly in complex environments. Through identifying and building high-quality client relationships with Fortune 250 companies, actively sourcing strategic partnerships throughout diverse industries, and conducting high-level market analysis, Bryan’s vision drives LifeBooster to be a leader in wearable technology for the future of occupational health and safety.
Chief Technology Officer, VP of Engineering
As an innovative technology executive, Lawrence brings over 25 years of experience developing and introducing novel technologies to the market. His background working with privately funded startups and public multi-national corporations within a variety of roles, brings strength to the strategy that sets LifeBooster apart. With 15 US patents to his name, Lawrence has seen immense success in his technology endeavours, and continues this trend as the driving force behind the product strategy, management, architecture, and development of the LifeBooster system.
Dr. James Shippen
Dr. James Shippen holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds. He is currently the Principal Lecturer at Coventry University, England.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Shippen was employed in the defence industry performing stress and performance calculations on torpedoes. He progressed to work in the Design Analysis department for Rover Cars where he undertook dynamic analysis and mathematical simulation of passenger vehicles primarily using finite element methods. During this time, he wrote an acoustic capability into a commercially available finite element package for an acoustic modelling requirement Rover previously did not have. In honour of his accomplishment, Shippen was awarded a PhD by the University of Birmingham and offered a lectureship in Mechanical Engineering.
At the university, Shippen specialized in applying engineering theory to biological systems. He was promoted to Director of Bioengineering and worked alongside many hospitals in the US and UK. Shippen has since worked on many biomechanics projects funded by national and international research councils and has undertaken data collection and analysis projects for many organizations in the professional sporting and industrial manufacturing industries.
Dr. Dan Robinson
Dr. Dan Robinson is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) and Practicing Kinesiologist (BC Association of Kinesiologists) who has consulted and researched ergonomics/human factors extensively since 1989. He completed both a PhD and MSc in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and a BSc in Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to founding Robinson Ergonomics Inc., Robinson was a Senior Ergonomist in the Ergonomics and Human Factors Group at BC Research Inc. for nearly a decade, and Coordinator of SFU’s Institute for Human Performance.
Robinson is currently an instructor at SFU’s Rehabilitation Management Diploma Program and Faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Wilson School of Design, teaching Human Factors within Technical Apparel post-baccalaureate program, and both the Product Design and Interior Design degree programs. In addition, he has acted as an Adjunct Professor in both UBC’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and SFU’s Faculty of Applied Science.
Professional affiliations include:
- Fellow and Past-president of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE)
- Chair of Canadian Advisory Committee to ISO on Ergonomics: Biomechanics and Anthropometry (TC159/SC3)
- Chair of Canadian Advisory Committee to ISO on Ergonomics: Physical Environment (TC159/SC5)
- ACE BC-YK Regional Council
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
- BC Association of Kinesiologists
- Canadian Advisory Committee to ISO on Human Response to Vibration and Mechanical Shock (T108/SC4)
- Past Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants Evaluation Committee for Civil, Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Past Member of the Board of the Canadian College for Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE)