Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, we are a team of surgeons, scientists, engineers, and researchers. Together, we are chasing the safest helmet technology.
A native of Germany, Dr. Bottlang earned his PhD in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Iowa. He has subsequently focused on improving the treatment of orthopedic trauma patients. His inventions for treating fractures of the pelvis and chest wall have changed the standard of care in over 40 countries. He has been funded by the US National Institute of Health for his groundbreaking research and innovative technology on helmet safety. At the Legacy Biomechanics Laboratory in Portland, Oregon, Bottlang has overseen the creation of the state-of-the-art Helmet Impact Testing (HIT) Laboratory. He has collaborated with Surgeon Steven Madey for the past 15 years to create WaveCel.
Dr. Madey is a board-certified hand and microvascular surgeon who came to Portland after medical school at Columbia and a residency at the University of Iowa. Madey’s skill and focus have made him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Northwest, and his collaborations with Michael Bottlang at the Legacy Biomechanics Laboratory have produced devices that have saved hundreds of lives.