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Community Health

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Bryce Rutter, Ph.D.

Bryce Rutter, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO, Metaphase

Dr. Rutter is the leading expert in ergonomic design and a specialist in hand intensive products and packaging and Founder of Metaphase.
 
As Founder & CEO of Metaphase his portfolio of work ranges from surgical instruments, devices & robotic surgical systems to smart phones, computer input devices & wearables through to food & beverage and beauty & personal care products for several of the world’s most prestigious and influential brands including MEDTRONIC, AMGEN, SONY, PFIZER, COCA-COLA,  COLGATE-PALMOLIVE, BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB, J&J, MOTOROLA, MICROSOFT, DELL, LG, BIOGEN IDEC, GENENTECH, GATORADE, KRAFT, BAUSCH HEALTH, KELLOGG’S, McDONALD’S, RUBBERMAID, COLGATE PALMOLIVE, JOHN DEERE, CATERPILLAR, BAYER, BACTERIOSCAN, ORAL-b, REVLON, GILLETTE.
 
As an industry thought leader Dr Rutter has been profiled and interviewed by major media including the WALL STREET JOURNAL, CNN, CTV, CITYTV, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN, THE TORONTO GLOBE & MAIL, LEXUS MAGAZINE, APPLIANCE DESIGN, OPRAH’S O-MAGAZINE, METROPOLIS, BUSINESS 2.0, and BUSINESSWEEK.
 
Metaphase has received 125+ International Design Excellence Awards and awarded 115+ patents, has several designs in the Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Museum Collections and two products selected by Museum of Modern Art.

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Contact Information

  • MS in Health Technology
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 2021 Khan Annex
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-333-9708
  • Email: healthtech@illinois.edu