Ernesto Martinez, PhD, leads systems innovation in wearable technologies at Kopin Corporation. He founded and currently is the director of the Sports Performance Wearables division. At Kopin, Ernesto also serves as advisor to the CEO, supporting new technology and product strategies that will position the company as a leader in the wearables market. As Wearables Director, Dr. Martinez created Solos, an emerging brand in sports & fitness technology that develops performance-enabled devices that empower elite athletes to achieve their maximum potential. Ernesto is spearheading the Solos program, which focuses on the creation of advanced smart eyewear for high-performance cyclists, guiding its upcoming launch to the marketplace. He is also responsible for establishing and extending Solos’ reach and impact, forming relationships with MIT specialists, such as STE@M (Sports Technology and Education @ MIT), and elite athletes and cycling teams. Before joining Kopin, Ernesto was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Under a joint platform collaboration between Anticipatory medical and cellular devices and the Bio-inspired robotics platforms, Ernesto worked on the development of innovative assistive and rehabilitation technologies. This included the creation of soft exoskeletons to augment human locomotion capabilities. Ernesto has a passion for developing technologies that result from a deep understanding of the human body and can enhance performance and quality of life. He most recently pursued this passion at the MIT Biomechatronics Lab, where he received his doctorate degree. Under the mentorship of Professor Hugh Herr, Ernesto developed state-of-the-art bionic limbs and interfaces, recognized around the world. His expertise in the field of biomechatronics and extreme human-machine interfaces aims to advance and push the boundaries of user-experiences with wearable technology. Ernesto has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico. During his time at Panamericana, he shared his time between academics, national football (soccer) championships and establishing the UP Collegiate Robotics program. Ernesto led several undergraduate research teams to excel internationally in robot design competitions held worldwide. His work led to the creation of the Mechatronics engineering program, now recognized for excellence in Latin America.