Rachel Wallach

Founder of Disrupt Disability

Rachel Wallach

Founder of Disrupt Disability

Biography

Rachael started her career commissioning community health and social services, including wheelchair services. She has worked in local government, central government and the UK’s national health service and has held several non-executive roles for organisations that include The Social Care Institute for Excellence, the UK’s leading disability charity Scope and the Government Office for Disability Issues.

Inspired by a 3d printed prosthetic hand she saw while backpacking around Asia, Rachael started running hackathons to explore how new manufacturing techniques and user led design could transform wheelchairs. In 2016 she founded Disrupt Disability that designed the first wheelchair you can continuously customize to your body, environment and personal style.

Last year Rachael graduated from Stanford University with a Masters in Business Administration. She is now the CEO of Limber, a startup developing the aspirational assistive mobility devices that smart as well as beautiful: embedded sensors detect how the person is moving; haptic feedback helps people optimise the way they move; sharing an analysis of their movement with their physiotherapist allows data to drive their treatment.