BiographyFrancesco Páez

Francesco Páez Cian is a Biomedical Engineer, born in Bogotá, Colombia, on October 5, 1977. He studied at the Italian School in Bogotá. Intrigued and curious to understand the functioning of mechanisms, machines, and objects around him, he pursued Mechanical Engineering at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá. His undergraduate thesis focused on studying the feasibility of using a suspension to dampen gait with a short plaster cast. This research was conducted at the Biomechanics Laboratory of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center of Colombia (CIREC), where he achieved the highest grade of 5.0 out of 5.0. The study was also presented at the National Orthopedic Congress in Colombia in 2003, earning third place in the scientific poster category.

Francesco continued working at CIREC as the Laboratory Coordinator until 2004. In that year, he decided to further his studies and traveled to Spain and Italy to pursue personalized courses in Biomechanics. In 2005, he went to Italy to undertake a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. His thesis advisor was Prof. Carlo Frigo, from whom he learned about the importance of engineering in studying the human body and its practical applications in orthopedics and rehabilitation.

During his Ph.D., Francesco participated as an assistant and presented at various motion analysis conferences at the European level. Recognizing the need for biomechanical technology, which was scarce in Latin America at the time, and combining it with the knowledge gained during his Ph.D., he was motivated to contribute to Colombia. After completing his Ph.D. in 2008, Francesco made the decision to return to Colombia and founded Biomec, a company dedicated to providing technology for the study of the human body. Biomec has not only represented a significant contribution to Colombia but also to Latin America by partnering with nine specialized companies in motion analysis for rehabilitation and sports. The company has installed over 75 laboratories in universities and rehabilitation centers, contributing to the development of this field in Latin America.

Simultaneously, while running Biomec, Francesco worked as a Biomechanics professor from 2008 to 2009 at the University of Los Andes, in the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, teaching students from medical and various engineering branches interested in Biomedical Engineering. From 2009 to 2015, he lectured on Sports Biomechanics in the postgraduate program of Sports Medicine at the University el Bosque.

Continuing his involvement in the field of technology, in 2010, Francesco founded Ortomec, a company specialized in manufacturing personalized insoles using advanced technology.

Francesco Paez
Francesco Paez

Ortomec has established a network of over 75 satellites throughout Colombia for the manufacturing of personalized insoles. In eight years, the company has successfully served more than 12,000 patients, producing over 60,000 pairs of insoles. This includes addressing pathological cases as well as catering to healthy athletes seeking to enhance their performance, including some of Colombia's top athletes at the global and Olympic levels in sports such as tennis, athletics, cycling, triathlon, squash, golf, among others.

In 2016, driven by a passion for sports and leveraging his expertise in biomechanics, Francesco Páez became certified as a Bikefitter in Spain. This certification enabled him to provide biomechanical analysis services for cyclists, both amateur and professional. Additionally, he acquired a laboratory for analyzing the biomechanics of medium and long-distance runners (Running Analysis). Today, this laboratory stands as the only 3D biomechanical technology facility in Colombia, focused on private sports performance.

Towards the end of 2017, Francesco founded TRITECH, the first high-performance center in Colombia designed for triathletes, runners, cyclists, and swimmers seeking a quantified, precise, objective, and secure environment for their workouts. Athletes can follow training programs provided by their coaches or train independently amidst a community of individuals with similar goals.

Through these projects—Biomec, Ortomec, and Tritech—Francesco Páez has solidified his life's purpose of serving people with disabilities and both amateur and high-performance athletes to improve their mobility and performance.

The success of these endeavors wouldn't be possible without Francesco's dedicated team, which has allowed him to expand his mission by delegating responsibilities, creating employment opportunities, and sharing his knowledge over more than a decade. The team comprises Biomedical Engineers, management assistants, production personnel, and teams in Customer Service and Marketing, including individuals such as Fernando Restrepo, Liliana Narvaes, Carola Marin, Alex Ladino, Alejandra Doncel, and Wilmar Guerrero.

Academic information


Italian School Leonardo da Vinci, Bogotá. 1997

Mechanical Engineer, University of Los Andes, Bogotá. 2003

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. 2008

Other studies and specializations:

Bikefitting 3D Basic-Medium and Advanced Course. Certified by FIT4Bike. Gran Canaria Island, November 2016.
"Computerized Motion Analysis." Faculty of Bioengineering. Politecnico di Milano. Italy, May 2004.
"Introduction to the IBV Motion Analysis Systems." Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV), Spain. June 2004.
Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System. Faculty of Rehabilitation. Rosario University, 2003.

Areas of Professional Interest


Computerized Gait and Human Movement Analysis.

Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.

Biomechanical Analysis of Cycling.

Biomechanical Analysis of Running.

Work Experience

Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center of Colombia (CIREC) (July 2003 to February 2005).
Biomechanics Professor in Undergraduate and Master's programs in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Los Andes (2008-2009).
Professor of Sports Biomechanics in the postgraduate program in Sports Medicine at the University of El Bosque (2009-2015).
Creator and Co-author of SWAM: Interactive 3D Software for Teaching Human Gait.
Creator and Co-author of SVF: 3D Physical Assessment Software.

• Páez F. Estudio de la viabilidad la suspensión como Método para mejorar las condiciones de marcha en pacientes con bota corta de yeso. Póster en el Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología. Bogotá, 2003.
• Páez F. Análisis Biomecánico de ciclismo bajo techo. Centro de capacitación y entrenamiento Deportivo Universidad del Rosario. Bogotá, junio de 2004.
• Páez F. Análisis computarizado en el deporte: un mito hecho realidad gracias a la tecnología. Taller práctico de análisis biomecánico en el ámbito deportivo.
• AMEDCO Asociación Colombiana de Medicina Deportiva de Colombia. Bogotá, septiembre de 2006.
• Páez F. Taller práctico de análisis biomecánico en el ámbito deportivo. Presentación en AMEDCO Asociación Colombiana de Medicina Deportiva de Colombia. Bogotá, septiembre de 2006.
• Páez F. Análisis funcional de la marcha humana en clínica. Taller práctico en el 51º Congreso SCCOT Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología.
• Cartagena, abril de 2006.
• Páez F. Análisis computarizado de Movimiento: de la Ingeniería a la Clínica. Seminario “Avances en parálisis Cerebral y Laboratorio de Marcha”. Bogotá, marzo 23 y 24 de 2006.

• National Congress of the Colombian Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SCCOT). Cali. August 2000.
• II Seminar on Biomedical Engineering. University of Los Andes. Bogotá. December 2001.
• Seminar on "Computerized Gait Analysis." Gaslini Institute. Genoa, Italy. 2004.
• Presenter at the National Congress of the Colombian Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SCCOT) from the Motion Analysis Laboratory at CIREC. Cartagena. May 2004.
• Seminar "Medicine and Bioengineering. A possible path" Rome, Italy. June 2005.
• Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis (SIAMOC) October 2005. Pisa, Italy.
• Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis (SIAMOC) October 2006. Empoli, Italy.
• European and American Congress on Motion Analysis (ESMAC/GCMAS) Amsterdam, Netherlands. September 2006.
• American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Congress. Stanford University, USA. August 2007.
• Poster presentation at the European Society of Movement Analysis (ESMAC) Congress. Athens, Greece. Sept. 2007.
• Poster presentation at the Biodevices Congress Portugal. January 2008.
• Speaker at the "Successful Cases of Motion Analysis in the Clinical Field" Conference at BIOINNOVA 2009 – Bogotá.
• Speaker on "Motion Analysis: From Engineering to the Clinic" during the XVIII Seminar on Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, and Pain Management - Popayán. November 2009.
• Course on "Anatomy in Motion," preceding the V National Congress of Morphology-Cali. November 2009.
• Lecture on "Computerized Motion Analysis, Introduction, and Applications in Ergonomics, Workplace, and Product Design" at the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia - Duitama. November 2009.
• National Cycling Congress. Medellín. February 2017.
• Bikefitter for professional cyclists in practical workshops at the National Cycling Congress. Medellín. February 2018.

• Páez F, Frigo C. A model of the knee joint aimed at understanding knee joint kinematics during walking, Proc. of the European Society of Movement Analysis (ESMAC) Annual Conference, Athens, 27-29 Sept. 2007, Gait & Posture, Supplement 1 pagina, S80.
• Páez F., Frigo C. A model of the knee joint aimed at understanding knee joint kinematics during walking. Congreso European Soc. of Mov. Analysis. Poster ESMAC. Sept. 2007.
• Páez F., Frigo C, An objective method for evaluate force and knee joint moments during isometric extension. Poster Cong. Biodevices Portugal. Enero 2008.
• Tesis Doctoral: Study of a new surgery to correct the patella alta in Children with cerebral palsy based on a 3D Biomechanical model and movement analysis. Universitá Politecnico di Milano-Italia. Junio de 2008
• Tutor: Prof. Giorgio Santambrogio Advisor: Prof. Carlo Frigo

• General Manager of Biomechanics Solutions LLC. Exclusive Representative of Computerized Motion Analysis Systems.
• General Manager of Ortomec SAS. Systems for the manufacturing of Orthopedic insoles using 3D scanning, Baropodometry, and CNC milling. • General Manager of TRITECH. Training center for Triathletes and Runners.
• 3D Bikefitter. Certified in three-dimensional biomechanical adjustment for cycling.
• Lecturer in Biomechanics and Computerized Motion Analysis Applied to Clinical, Sports, and Ergonomics, from 2005 to the present.

Active SportsFrancesco Páez



Válidas Nacionales.


1. Venecia – Italia octubre 2007 (3h:58)
2. Estambul – Turquía octubre 2010 (4h:26)
3. New York – USA noviembre 2011 (3:47)
4. Isa – Colombia noviembre 2012 (3:57)
5. Chicago _ USA octubre 2013 (3:26)
6. Lima _ Perú. Mayo 2014 (3:23)
7. Venecia _ Italia. Octubre 2014 (3:19)
8. Berlín – Alemania 2015 (3:13)
9. Vancouver – USA 2016 (3:36)
10. Grand Rapids USA septiembre 2016 (3:09)
11. Riga – Letonia 2017 (3:26)
12. Ironman 70.3 Dubái – Emiratos Árabes febrero 2018


1. Triatlón Paracas – Perú diciembre 2014 (5h:34)
2. Ironman 70.3 Región Moselle – Luxemburgo junio 2015 (5h:33)
3. Ironman 70.3 Challenge Aruba octubre 2016 (5h:45)
4. Ironman 70.3 Cartagena – diciembre 2016 (5h:31)
5. Ironman 70.3 Manta – Ecuador junio 2017 (5h:28)
6. Ironman 70.3 Dubái – Emiratos Árabes febrero 2018 (5h:11)


Maratón en Dubái (enero 25): 2h:57min:20 sec

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42k : 2h:57:20
70.3k : 4h26:50
140.6k : 10:36:27

2do puesto cat ∠40 maratón Dubai 2019
Campeón cat parejas mixto “el cruce de los andes” 2019
Clasificado Maratón Boston 2019, 2021
Clasificado Ironman world Championship 70.3 / 2019
Clasificado “The Championship Challenge-Slovakia 2021”
Entrenador certificado Ironman University

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