Company Profile







Arlington, VA


Shavini Fernando





OxiWear is committed to reducing patient vulnerability to hypoxic injury through wearable, continuous oxygen monitoring, to increase safety and security for those prone to silent hypoxia, to help reduce healthcare costs, and to save lives.



  • leAD Sports and Health Tech, Lake Nona Academy
  • MassMEDIC Medtech IGNITE cohort
  • CIT GAP Fund recipient
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Innovation Works Hardware Safety (Kicker Prize Winner)
  • SXSW Pitch: Health, Wearables, & Well-being (Alternate)


  •, Technical Leader of the Year
  • Mistletoe Research Fellowship Startup Fellow, Momental Foundation
  • Washington Life, Top Tech 25 Leaders
  •  Mindshare Cohort
  • Children’s National Pediatric Medical Device Competition (Finalist)
  • RealList Startups (Honoree)
  • SXSW Pediatric Device Pitch(Finalist)


  • Halcyon Incubator, Fall Fellow
  • Georgetown University, Exceptional Master’s Student Award
  • DCFemtech Award


  • Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Competition – Bark Tank (Winner)
  • Global Impact Pitch Competition, CitiVentures, and Georgetown University School of Foreign Services



Ted Leonsis, Founder and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment


Rose Carter, President, Paul and Rose Carter Foundation


Greg Erman, President & CEO of EmpiraMed


Jeff Reid, Founding Director, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative


Michael Ledecky, Sports Tech Advisor  


Asa Tapley, MD, Senior Infectious Disease Fellow, University of Washington – School of Medicine

Our Team


Shavini Fernando –  Founder and CEO, OxiWear

Ms. Fernando is a video game, VR & web designer and developer. She holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Portsmouth in the UK, an MBA from Edith Cowan University in Australia, and an MA in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University. Ms. Fernando has 15+ years of experience in project management and software development. As a patient with Pulmonary Hypertension, she brings greater insight into product design and achieving product-market fit.


George Beckstein – Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Mr. Beckstein holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University at Buffalo and brings more than a decade of experience in wearable device engineering and pulse oximetry sensor development. Mr. Beckstein has held positions at Embedded Planet, SomaDetect, and Intel’s wearable devices group. Mr. Beckstein holds a patent for a battery current monitoring system for low power and wearable electronics and helped to improve the performance of optical heart rate monitoring systems at Intel.


Todd Kolb, MD, Ph.D. – Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Dr. Kolb is a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He is an expert in the diagnosis and management of all forms of chronic pulmonary hypertension and has special interests in the peri-operative and ICU management of pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Kolb brings more than 15 years of extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of all forms of acute respiratory failure and other life-threatening conditions including shock, gastrointestinal bleeding, pulmonary embolism, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hyperosmolar states, and acute kidney and liver failure. He plays a vital role in clinical testing OxiWear with multiple chronic disease communities.


Ben Salthouse Lead Designer

Mr. Salthouse holds an undergraduate degree in industrial design from Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University) and brings more than a decade of work experience as a design consultant for leading companies including Most Modest, Pfeiffer Lab, Peter Stathis & Virtual Studio, Under Armour, Ear Peace, and Frog. Through synthesizing the needs of the end-user, manufacturing and business, Ben utilizes his industrial design skills to create products that delight.


Michael BoncaldoBiometric Algorithms Engineer

Mr. Boncaldo holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and brings more than 25 years of professional experience from a wide variety of industries, from media & entertainment to agriculture, including projects in highly regulated industries such as banking, aerospace and defense, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices in biometric algorithm development, machine learning, and deep neural networks. Mr. Boncaldo has expertise in a myriad of technologies and platforms, from desktop development to distributed systems and cloud-based software. Areas of specialization directly applicable to the OxiWear project include embedded software development, integration of software and hardware systems, and data acquisition and analysis.


Michael Kim – Senior Applications Developer

Mr. Kim holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. Mr. Kim has eight years of experience in software engineering and full-stack development with expertise in MEAN/MERN Stack Development and .NET/C#/ASP, PHP/Laravel for both front-end and back-end development. He is proficient in React.js/React Native, Angular, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Database along with AWS, Google Cloud, and DevOps. 


Daria Fish – Head of Corporate Communications

Ms. Fish has more than twenty years of professional experience in pharmaceuticals and corporate communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University Maryland and a master’s degree from Georgetown University in public relations & corporate communications.