Dr. Gerald “Jerry” J. Wilmink is the Founder and CEO of WiseWear®. Jerry started WiseWear in his San Antonio garage in 2013 after his grandfather passed away due to a fatal fall. On a mission to “right this wrong”, WiseWear was founded to develop a family of consumer health care & medical device products that empower individuals with the tools that they need to lead happy, healthy, safe & productive lives.
WiseWear operates as a boutique engineering design firm that creates branded & cobranded IoT products from “napkin-to-retail shelf.” WiseWear’s products have been awarded top design and technology honors, and are currently available at Saks Fifth Avenue and other fine retailers. WiseWear has been featured on the Today Show, BBC World News, Discovery Channel, FastCompany, Mashable, WWD, Wired, ABC News, USA Today, JCK, Engadget, CNBC, Inc. Magazine, Time, Money, Huffington Post, and InStyle. http://www.today.com/video/a-flying-car—see-the-coolest-ces-tech-and-gadgets-600346691534
Dr. Wilmink formerly served as a consultant for Venture Capital firms, and a PM for Department of Defense’s $3 Billion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Jerry earned a BS, MS, and PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin. As a National Academy of Science’s research associate he founded the 1st Terahertz biosensing laboratory in the Air Force Research Laboratory. He has penned a several patents, published 55 manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles, and has delivered over 100 keynote or plenary presentations at conferences including CES, RISE, TEDMED, SXSW, and SPIE.
Jerry serves as an advisor for several startup companies, and as a mentor for TechStars, the #1 startup accelerator in the world. Jerry also is an advisor for our country’s National Academy of Sciences NRC, NSFGRFP, SMART, NDSEG Programs, and Aging 2.0 San Antonio chapter.