Technology Development & Support Team
Dr. Ian Brown, PhD
Co-founder and Vice-President
Dr. Brown was recruited back to Canada in 2002 to lead the technical development and commercialization of the KINARM robotic system. He has expertise in bringing new biomedical products out of university-based research labs as demonstrated by his former position at the A.E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Dr. Brown has encyclopedic knowledge of everything “under the hood” in a KINARM Lab and leads the engineering design and software development groups at BKIN. He has a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics and a Ph.D. in Physiology, both from Queen’s University.
Senior Software Developer
Stephen Ball, PhD
Junior Software Developer
Sales, Marketing & Operations
Anne Vivian-Scott, MBA, PEng
President and CEO
Ms. Vivian-Scott’s 25 years in professional practice has led her in fields as diverse as engineering construction to corporate finance. The majority of her career has been occupied by the challenging task of commercializing university-based research discoveries into meaningful products and services. She took on the headship at BKIN in 2009, becoming full-time in 2013. Her current role at BKIN Technologies is very representative of the approach taken by PARTEQ
Innovations, the technology transfer agent of Queen’s University, to commercialization: roll up your sleeves, develop an achievable business plan, get operationally involved, and run those entities through the early years. She manages sales, marketing, finance and the quality management system. Ms. Vivian-Scott has a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Waterloo) and MBA (Concordia). She holds a seat on the Ontario Brain Institute’s Industry Advisory Council.
Stephen Scott, PhD
Co-founder and CSO
Dr. Scott is an internationally recognized neuroscientist exploring both basic and applied research on sensorimotor function. He is also the inventor of the KINARM robot, which is used extensively in his research program. Dr. Scott has a B.A.Sc and M.A.Sc. degrees in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. in Physiology from Queen’s University. He is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University.