Sarah Thomas


Sarah Thomas is an accomplished leader of innovation. She serves as a global aging expert advising startups, large corporations and investors, with nearly 20 years dedicated to transforming the aging experience. Sarah is CEO of multinational staff-hosting company, MezTal in Guadalajara & CEO of the consulting firm Delight by Design, creating age-inclusive products, brands, spaces and experiences that delight the consumer at every age. Sarah has held key leadership positions across the US and Asia, developing and implementing strategic corporate innovation initiatives, including change management. She serves as Executive-in-Residence at Aging2.0,Principal Fellow in the Nexus Insights firm for aging transformation, and co- founder of AgeTech News. She formerly led all commercial activity for Seismic Holdings - a Silicon Valley-based company shaping human potential through integration of apparel and robotics to augment human strength and performance. Sarah’s commercial expertise helped position the organization for esteemed recognition by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, The Economist and CES. Prior to Seismic, Sarah led all global innovation for the largest post-acute care provider in the US, Genesis, serving more than 55,000 individuals a day. She combines her Occupational Therapy expertise with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire global improvements in design and systems innovation worldwide. She designed an innovation center in China as a part of a vitality initiative to improve the health and well-being of global communities. A published author, she serves in multiple advisory positions, sits on numerous boards and is an accomplished keynote speaker on topics like healthy longevity and aging innovations.

12:00 PM PST

Thursday March 10, 2022

LIVE - Making our Mark: How can Rehab Professionals Join the Tech Conversation?

Is our profession advancing at the same pace as our client's needs are changing? Are we taking advantage of advances in technology to maximize impact in our assessments and interventions? Join this panel discussion with the leaders of our profession to discuss the future of rehab practice, how our organizations are supporting this and what we can all do to future-proof our careers.

3:30 PM PST

Friday April 8, 2022

The Clinician & AgeTech: Where do we go from here?

Join us for the Rehab Tech Summit's closing address as Sarah Thomas, OT and CEO of DelightxDesign, takes us through a review of what the future of rehab care can look like when we combine the innovations in technology with their applications in real-life practice. Sarah will focus on the agetech landscape and demonstrate how rehab therapists can not only scale their impact in patient care through the use of technology but influence the design, development and deployment of these tools using their experience and expertise. Sarah's real-life journey as an occupational therapist who transitioned from the clinical to the non-clinical world and her deep knowledge of the aging space, will provide insight to attendees on the possibilities that the future can hold.