The Company

Nurvv is developing a wearable insole sensing technology that enables monitoring physical gait and body health with sports, ageing, and healthcare applications. 

Nurvv’s patented sensor-driven data collectors can measure pronation, calories and force from the foot. The collected data has infinite uses for general fitness, injury prevention and rehabilitation through to general medical well-being. 

R&D Focus 

Working in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London School of Engineering and Materials Science, Nurvv has developed a comprehensive roadmap of sensors with Queen Mary’s which will take on commercialization over the next 24 months. 


Dr Sara Naderizadeh

R&D Project Lead

Queen Mary University of London

Sara is a Chemist with broad experience in Polymers and Materials Science. Now, She is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Queen Mary University of London. Before, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, and she worked on Controlling the Thickness of the Polymer Films via Dip Coating Method. She holds a PhD in Bionanotechnology from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genova, Italy, Focusing on the Fabrication of Sustainable Polymer Coatings for various Applications. Before She completed her Master in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Tehran, Iran. She graduated with her Bachelor in Chemistry. After her Master, She worked in 2 Different Companies as an R&D Researcher and Laboratory Chemist. Core skills and competencies include:

  • Research and Development
  • Formulating and Fabrication
  • Structure-Property Characterizations

Dr Wei Tu

R&D Company Lead

Materials Scientist, Sensor product manager, NURVV

For over ten years, Wei has worked as the sensor and wearable products manager in flexible force sensors and materials. Wei is leading and coordinating the research activity and product development with the BFTT partners.
As a research scientist, Wei worked in Nanoforce Ltd extensively in R&D, collaborative research projects, contract research and consultancy for the polymer industry, including academic research. Wei has a broad experience in R&D conductive polymer composites, nanocomposites, nanotube and graphene nanomaterials, natural composites, 3D printing, and polymer processing technology. Wei is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed papers in the abovementioned research fields. Wei received his MEng and PhD from the Queen Mary University of London.

Black and white portrait of Emiliano Bertolli

Dr Emiliano Bilotti

R&D Academic Mentor

Imperial College London

Emiliano Bilotti’s research focuses on the Processing-Structure-Property relationship in polymer nanocomposites and, more recently, on smart polymers (sensing, self-regulating flexible heaters) and polymers for energy (organic thermoelectrics, ferroelectric/relaxor polymers).

EB is author/co-author of over 80 peer-reviewed papers (h-index of 28), 4 book chapters and 5 patents. EB’s research has been supported by a variety of agencies, including the European Council (EC), Innovate UK and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) or received direct support from industry. He is passionate about STEM Outreach and Knowledge Transfer (Winner of the KTP Engineering Excellence Award 2019).

Core skills and competences include:

  • Polymer Processing; Polymer nanocomposites; Smart Polymer Materials; Polymer for Energy.