San Francisco-based UNYQ unveiled its new Align scoliosis brace and Performance personalized prosthetic cover recently at a White House event hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The company teamed with designer Francis Bitonti to create the 3.5 mm-thick Align scoliosis brace, which is produced with topology optimization technology to reduce the amount of material needed, resulting in a more breathable and lightweight product that can be worn under a shirt.
“It was a privilege to collaborate with UNYQ on this solution. These are the kinds of projects designers need to be paying very close attention to,” Bitonti says in the release. “UNYQ Align demonstrates how innovative technologies, designers, and technologists can combine to revolutionize treatment of medical conditions and dramatically improve the lives of the people who rely on assistive devices.”
According to a media release from UNYQ, the Align uses sensors to detect how long a user wears the device, and monitors pressure points to ensure fit and function. A mobile app collects the data for use by clinicians to make adjustments based on empirical data. A wide variety of colors and patterns are available to choose from.
“We are thrilled to have been invited to feature two of our products, UNYQ Performance and UNYQ Align, at the White House Event Celebrating Inclusive Design, Assistive Technology & Prosthetics,” states Eythor Bender, UNYQ CEO and co-founder. “I’m continually inspired by people who have overcome personal barriers, and am proud we have developed products that allow them more opportunities to do so.”
The UNYQ Align brace will be launched in a limited number of US clinics in October. The UNYQ Align app will be available in the spring of 2017.
For more information, visit UNYQ.
[Source(s): UNYQ, Business Wire]