Respiratory Management and Monitoring,

Working to change the lives of patients with chronic respiratory conditions.

Pepster is currently approaching the final stages of development. Join our mailing list for updates in production and regulation status.

The Team

Elliot Smith

Co-Founder and CEO

Elliot is currently working as CEO as well as heading the software devlopment team at HSK Instruments. Elliot has a background in Electrical Engineering and is currently studying for a PhD in Electrical/Biomedical Engineering.

Jeremy Herbert

Co-Founder and CTO

Jeremy is an electrical and biomedical engineer currently undertaking a PhD. At HSK Instruments, he's responsible for hardware and firmware development, as well as overseeing engineering operations.

Gavin Kremor

Co-Founder and CFO

Gavin is an Engineering and Commerce student at the University of Queensland. Gavin maintains an interest in electronic and hardware design and has worked in both product and business development.

Prof. Stephen Wilson

Co-Founder and Medical Expert

Stephen is a Professor at the University of Queensland in the field of biomedical engineering. A fully fledged medical doctor, he provides technical advice and clinical expertise to the development of our products.

Tom White

Head of Manufacturing

Tom is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and Finance. Tom completed his thesis on the mechanical properties of subcutaneous adipose tissue for applications to the Nanopatch, the non-invasive needle developed at UQ. Tom is currently working in a manufacturing, industrial design and business development role.

Javan Wood

Lead Software Engineer

Javan is working on the cloud and mobile elements of Pepster. Before coming to HSK Instruments he worked on a diabetes health care app.

Awards and Media

  • Winner of the 'Most Commercially Viable Product' award at the UQ Innovation Expo 2012
  • Graduates of the iLab Germinate Program November 2012 Cohort.
  • Joint Winner in the 2013 Apps for Broadband Competition for Health and Education
  • Highly Commended Award in the 2013 Lord Mayor's Business Awards Category for ANZ Made In Brisbane Award for High Growth Business Startup
  • Selected to present as one of the '23' at Tech23 2013
  • Winner of the 'Fishburners Most Investable Award' at Tech23 2013
  • Winner of 'Meeting with Square Peg Capital' at Tech23 2013
  • Winner Hill's Young Innovator of the Year, Mobile Catergory at iAwards 2014
  • Winner Hill's Young Innovator of the Year, Overall Winner at iAwards 2014

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