Winter Quarter 2011 Course Announcement

Perspectives in Assistive Technology

David L. Jaffe, MS and Professor Drew Nelson
Tuesdays & Thursdays   4:15pm - 5:30pm
Main Quad, Building 370, Classroom 370


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Thursday, February 24th

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ROTA Mobility Inc.: From Development to Commercialization
Chris Bayne and Michael Bayne

Abstract: ROTA is driven to disrupt the mobility marketplace with innovative self-propelled wheelchairs and accessory products designed to prevent disease, promote consumer-driven health, and contribute to a sustainable planet for future generations.


Chris Bayne: Educated at the University of London in Material Science, Chris has over 30 years designing, building, and selling equipment for the semiconductor and other high-tech Industries.

Prior to forming two of his own companies, Chris had a distinguished international twenty-one year career with Heraeus GmbH. In the early 1980s Chris transferred from London to the Silicon Valley to direct North American Operations. Chris held executive positions in both Sales and Technical Marketing.

Chris is the Founder and President of both Diamond Semiconductor Systems Inc. and Sales Management Innovations Inc.

Chris has been awarded a total of 7 US patents in his specialized field of CVD and Diffusion systems.

Michael Bayne: Michael has earned both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Business.

Michael’s work experience includes positions held at: Apple Inc. as Assistant Engineering Project Manager for iPad, KLA-Tencor Corp. managing quality assurance efforts and the manufacture of artifacts used to calibrate metrology tools for IC production, SMI Inc. specifying design criteria for semiconductor and biomedical capital equipment and administering sales and support services.

Contact information:
ROTA Mobility Inc.
Lecture Material:
Pre-lecture slides - 980 Kb pdf file
Slides - 39.2 Mb pdf file
Audio - 1:13:52 - 16.9 Mb mp3 file

Updated 02/25/2011

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