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Dhananja Jayalath

Co-Founder, Athos | Textile Lead, Marani

Athos Co-Founder and CPO Dhananja (DJ) Jayalath has always had a passion for building things. As an Electrical Engineering major at the University of Waterloo, DJ began building the first Athos prototypes between classes. Motivated by a desire to better analyze and improve his workouts (and, as a college student, without the bank account to afford a personal trainer), DJ began exploring novel applications of a science called electromyography (EMG). DJ (with co-founder Chris Wiebe) found a way to integrate EMG science, which had previously required expensive machines and electrodes, into apparel he would have worn to the gym anyway. Since cofounding Athos, DJ has been working to perfect both the product and his squat form (he still needs some work on the latter).

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