Ken Endo

Associate Researcher, Sony Computer Science laboratories & CEO of Xiborg

Ken Endo is an associate researcher of Sony Computer Science laboratories Inc., and CEO of Xiborg Co.,Ltd.. Endo received Ph.D at Biomechatronics group, MIT Media Lab in 2012. At the same time, He taught a course to develop orthopedic devices for developing countries as an instructor of MIT D-lab. He became an associate researcher at SonyCSL, and works on technology that rehabilitates and augments human physical capability such as prosthesis and orthosis. He also a director of D-Leg targeting design and dissemination of appropriate orthopedic technology in developing countries, and a president of See-D which organizes an appropriate technology business workshop and contest. In 2014, he found a company Xiborg Co.,Ltd. and became a CEO. His team is now developing a athletic prosthesis targeting gold medal of 100m/200m sprint at Tokyo Paralympic games in 2020. He is one of the top innovators under 35 selected by MIT Technology Review (TR35). He is also one of Young Global Leaders 2014 of World Economic Forum.