MY “AHA” MOMENT
I've been an occupational therapist for over twenty years. While I enjoy working with patients, I love creating solutions that a person can use everyday to make them more independent. My AHA moment came out of a conversation where I was introduced to CMURC and I learned about the possibility of turning my ideas into products.
THE BIG IDEA
The first product is a weighted hat to help people with sensory issues calm and focus. The hat provides proprioceptive input in the way a weighted blanket would, yet it is portable, fashionable, and functional. The weighted inserts are unlike anything on the market, flexible, washable, comfortable.
WHY MY IDEA IS BETTER THAN THE REST
The weighted hat combines form and function to meet a need for people with sensory needs. One early wearer realized almost immediately how it helped him.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
Funds raised will be used to continue my CoWork membership which is invaluable in terms of advice and connections as well as assist with costs of marketing and research and development. At this time inventory has been ordered, trade shows are on the calendar, and a full launch is imminent. I am headed toward running a successful company that in time will partner with other therapists to turn their amazing ideas into more products that work.