A forward-moving company
At De Oro Devices, we build mobility solutions that empower those in need.
NexStride began with a Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo project. Challenged to create a tool that would alleviate and prevent freezing of gait in a local veteran, our simple prototype gave him much needed relief. We soon realized the global potential for our product.
Our team at De Oro Devices has spent countless hours researching and refining NexStride so that it is intuitive to use and blends seamlessly into daily life, ensuring optimal impact with minimal intrusion.
Today NexStride has helped countless individuals take back their freedom and their confidence—and we’re just getting started. A single step can be vital and we’re honored to help you take it.
Co-Founder | CEO
Sidney Collin is the inventor of NexStride, and is the co-founder and CEO of De Oro Devices. She has an academic research background in computational neuroscience, with a research paper published in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.
In 2019, Sidney was awarded Cal Poly’s 2019 Outstanding Woman in Engineering award, Outstanding Student Award and the Lisa Hufford Scholarship Award. She has also been recognized as one of the most influential women at Cal Poly by the Wire in their 30 under 30 list.
Sidney holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Co-Founder | Marketing, Quality Management, & Operations
William Thompson is responsible for marketing, quality management, and operations for De Oro Devices. He manages brand development, marketing strategy, customer support, quality management systems, and all technical infrastructure in use at De Oro Devices. Day to day includes developing and improving strategies to reach Parkinson’s patients and caregivers across the country, interacting with customers seeking more information, automating and streamlining various marketing/sales/finance/business processes, and ensuring quality processes are being followed.
William enjoys mentoring Cal Poly students as an alumni mentor in the Cal Poly Career Connections program, volunteering for and attending events hosted by the PolyCon Club (board gaming), regularly enjoys hiking and camping on the beautiful Central Coast.
William holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.