Modern life requires a lot of sitting. Unfortunately, prolonged sitting is associated with diseases including back pain and diabetes. This is well represented by the 63M US adults (28%) with chronic back pain and increasing number of diabetic population. We believe chairs should be smart and protect us from diseases from sitting. At Robilis, we are realizing this vision with the patented smart chair, StandX. Join us!

Video Pitch

Management Team


Simon Hong

Simon invented the StandX and founded Robilis. His strong background in mechanical dynamics (BS in physics) and the understanding of the nervous system (PhD in neuroscience; MIT neuroscientist) made it possible to create a machine that meets the needs of the body. In neuroscience community he is best known for his work on the circuit of motivation and learning. With this knowledge he is hoping to make robots like humans someday.

Business Development

Yubo Ruan

Yubo is the former CEO of Alisimba Co. now acquired by Tophacker Group. He was one of the Co-founders and served as the CMO of Mirror360. Currently he serves as a mentor at Boston University Entrepreneur office and accelerator. He holds several patents, and has won several STEM competitions. He is a partner at CPC Inc (Cross-border Investment platform).

Director of Clinical Study, Board Director

Lisa Anderson

Lisa is the President at Paragonix Technologies, and currently serves as a Board Director at Robilis. Her interests and endeavors have thus far extended from solving basic scientific problems to supporting applied clinical practice. Lisa completed her graduate studies at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge (UK), and postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School, where she later held a junior faculty position.

Senior Engineer

Michael Shonle

Michael has a broad and varied background in many areas of engineering, and over 30 years of experience in software and hardware engineering, ranging from high-level GUI code, through embedded microcontrollers, and down to the gate level digital and analog hardware. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, where he specialized in Digital Signal Processing and computer hardware and software.