Downtown Charlottetown and its water front photographed from the air at sunset

Stepscan Story Part I: Who is Stepscan?

Who is Stepscan? And How Did a Marine Biologist End Up Founding a Med Tech Business?

Recently, I started an email series for our subscribers that’s a little different than our usual content.

As Stepscan celebrates 10 years in business, I thought our audience might enjoy learning about our history. A peak behind the scenes of our story.

As the founder of Stepscan, it starts with a little about me. So, here is part one of the Stepscan story.

How a Marine Biologist Ended Up Founding a Med Tech Company

With my father in the armed forces, I grew up on a series of air force bases. This likely fed my sense of adventure and from an early age, I had an innate curiosity about how the world around me worked.

In post-secondary, I studied science and business, and my lifelong dedication to learning solidified. Early in my career I worked in several research and development roles, including fish habitat assessment, vaccine research, diagnostic test development and bioscience consulting.

In 1998, I was one of several National Project Managers assigned by the Canadian Federal Government to streamline the procedures of four departments into a single, cohesive process for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It was in this role that I discovered that process design and improvement is one of my core strengths. In fact, today, it drives almost everything I do.

Crystal Trevors, newly graduated in 1994, worked on-site with a Fisheries and Oceans Canada (FOC) habitat assessment project

"We worked 10 days on and 4 days off out in the middle of nowhere. It was so much fun. I picked up this fish with my bare hands."

 Crystal Trevors, Stepscan Founder

The Beginning of Stepscan

I've always wanted to contribute to scientific innovation. In 2012, I was presented an opportunity to do just that.

With a $1.4 million innovation award, Stepscan Technologies was kick started with the aim of building a modular, expandable, pressure-sensitive floor tile system that could track how an individual (or group) walks. Steadily since then, we have grown into the company we are today.

As I reflect on our last 10 years in business, I feel such pride in what me and my amazing team have built.

We believe that mobility is the foundational assessment for health and longevity, and it’s our vision to make computerized gait assessments affordable and accessible to everyone.

Stepscan Technologies was founded in Charlottetown, PEI

Just the Beginning of the Story

Thanks for taking the time to read the beginning of the Stepscan story. If you’d like to hear the rest, subscribe to the email list by filling in the form below. That way I’ll make sure you get part two. I look forward to sharing more with you!

But you don’t have to wait to learn more about Stepscan. You can always visit our website, or better yet, reach out to me directly with any questions.


About Crystal Trevors

Crystal is the founder and owner of Stepscan Technologies Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Brunswick, a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Prince Edward Island, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Guelph. Her business and research interests include corporate performance management and reporting, process improvement and operational efficiencies. Operating Stepscan is a dream come true for her, allowing her to combine her love of biology, research and business, every day.

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