Game Changer Joe Hitt (Health Tech)

In Game Changers, Game Changers Health Tech 12, Health Tech, News by Mary Kurek

Joe Hitt, CEO, GoX Labs, US

Why This Focus of Impact:

Joe Hitt on Health Tech starts here:  Joe is the CEO of GoX Labs.  Musculoskeletal injury is the top reason for discharge from the military and evacuation from the theater of operations.  As a commander of a parachute unit, he has seen and experienced this first hand.  As a professor at West Point and as a PM at DARPA, he worked on wearable and robotic technologies to mitigate musculoskeletal injury. Today he is deploying this technology to our workforce.


  • Developed the first powered prosthetic leg showcased on the Discovery Channel with a Special Forces amputee running at 8 mph only 4 months after losing his limb in combat.
  • Started the DoD’s largest wearable technology program as a PM at DARPA. Additionally, founded the Wearable Robotics Trade Association.
  • Took one of his companies from 3 to 300 employees in 36 months.

Looking Ahead:

Predictive analytics via machine learning.  By end of 2019, GoX Labs will have enough data to predict injury before it happens.  This is 8 years of research and trials in the making.

Networking Interests:

  • Insurance providers who have access to high injury rate organizations
  • Ergonomics, physical, and occupational therapy companies
  • Corporate health decision-makers