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Abililife & Black Girls Code: Black-Owned Businesses Innovating in Tech in Impactful Ways!

Abililife is a black-owned startup that has the goal of improving the quality of life for elderly patients and patients with neuromuscular diseases. Inspired by her own experiences caring for a mother with Parkinson’s disease, AbiliLife’s founder and CEO Dr. Courtney Williamson started her tech company to bring mobility and increase patients’ quality of life. The company’s flagship product is the Calibrace+, a back brace designed specifically for patients with neurodegenerative illness. The Calibrace+ is lightweight and corrects posture to improve the patient’s gait, balance, ability to swallow, and reduce back pain. You may find more about their products at their website: https://abililife.com/.

Black Girls Code has a singular mission – to encourage African-American girls, ages 7 to 17, to study STEM and computer programming. The company offers classes, community workshops, and after school programs covering topics ranging from learning languages like Python or Ruby to artificial intelligence, VR, and robotics.

In a statement, founder Kimberly Bryant, said she started Black Girls Code after seeing a lack of women like herself in engineering. “Much has changed since my college days, but there’s still a dearth of African-American women in science, technology, engineering and math professions, an absence that cannot be explained by, say, a lack of interest in these fields. Lack of access and lack of exposure to STEM topics are the likelier culprits.”

More information can be found at their website https://www.blackgirlscode.com/

TechXplore will continue to post more black-owned startups and not for profits for the month of February.

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