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Flexadyne's Stage 2

We are currently seeking any donations to benefit the second stage of our product design - to incorporate our smart tech aspect!

Flexadyne's Stage 2

We are currently seeking any donations to benefit the second stage of our product design - to incorporate our smart tech aspect!

$1,250
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
13
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 1 2019 9:19 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Product

The RMB-A brace is here to revolutionize anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) braces! 

Our patent-pending product is a customized 3D printed smart ACL brace that is fit perfectly to one's leg via our special curve-fitting model. After plenty of research and testing, we believe that our fitting technique works best for customization. Our brace's custom fit prevents sliding during physical activity, allowing the user to focus on athletics rather than his/her ACL brace. 

What really makes us different is the variety of sensors that are housed on the brace. The collected sensor data syncs to the user's mobile device where the user will be able to track his/her recovery progress during rehabilitation. The app includes key biometrics that will help ensure a faster road to recovery. We currently need to raise money in order to complete the app and corresponding sensor integration.

The Team

This brace was designed and engineered by biomedical engineering students at the University of Virginia. We are passionate about athletics and wanted to create a product to meet an athlete's post ACL surgery needs. After seeing many of our close friends suffer from ACL injuries, we wanted to provide an innovative yet comfortable brace that would make their recovery process as smooth as possible. 

We participated in the UVA iLab's summer intensive (2019), an incubator program for startups. At iLab, we were fortunate enough to complete a solid prototype and to go beyond our goal of filing a provisional patent application. After talking to the friends who tore their ACLs, our mentors, and our fellow engineering peers, the RMB-A brace is the culmination of our efforts to create a better ACL brace.

The Kickstarter Goal

This Kickstarter is meant to raise money for the new, more efficient 3D printer as well as a software engineer to help us finish out the smart aspect of the brace. For those that are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is all or nothing. We're thankful for your support and look forward to sharing our continued progress towards revolutionizing the ACL brace industry!


-The Flexadyne Team (Ramiz Akhtar, Brendan Berkel, Alexa Guittari, and Mia Pergola)




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Mixtape Cover

Knee Painz by King Brenaldo
Knee Painz by King Brenaldo

Miniature RMB-A Brace 

Miniature RMB-A Brace
Miniature RMB-A Brace

Risks and challenges

The challenge that we currently face is time. From word of mouth, smart braces are emerging within other markets. We want to be one of the first companies to redefine the future of orthopedics through the implementation of this innovative device. We do have a patent-pending brace as well as a mathematical model that we believe works best for designing custom braces.

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    If you hate ACL injuries

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    While we were waiting for pieces of the brace to print, we made a mixtape-get yours today!

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    When we were writing our patent, we had some "writing blocks" so we created our own 3D printed fidget spinner.

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