Leto Solutions, Inc. had its origins as a team formed to compete in the University of Texas San Antonio CITE (Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship) $100K Student Venture Competition. Four senior mechanical engineering students and four business students combined their talents and won the contest in April 2013, just a few weeks before their graduation. The engineering members of the team had responsibility for developing the initial product concept and design and building a working prototype, while the business students conducted research and developed an initial business plan.
The idea for our first product was inspired by engineering team member Gary Walters, a retired US Army Sergeant who was injured while on active duty in Iraq. As a result of Gary’s injuries, he underwent a transtibial amputation of his right leg and was fitted with a prosthetic limb. While his prosthesis helped immensely in enabling Gary to be mobile again, he found that the intense heat and sweat build-up at the limb-to-socket interface was frequently intolerable. The resulting pain and discomfort interfered with his daily activities, including playing with his young daughter and doing normal things around his home. Gary challenged his fellow engineering students to design a system that would resolve the problem of heat and sweat build-up – and he continues to be the inspiration behind the need for the product and its design.
Using our core technology platform, Leto Solutions, Inc. has expanded our product development efforts into selective brain cooling, a treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, sports concussion, and post-cardiac arrest hypoxia.
We are proud of our location in San Antonio and have chosen to maintain our company headquarters in a city we believe is not only dynamic and attractive, but also one in which we believe there is great opportunity to build professional relationships with innovative companies and institutions such as the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, the Southwest Research Institute and the US Army Medical Department’s Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center.