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better product, and we now have a steel mold that is used for our finished products. Resilient Professional Foot Supports are patent pending in the United States. They are manufactured from 100-percent silicone and vary in thickness to provide both support and flexibility. The device attaches to exam table stirrups by means of a stretch attachment and can be cleaned by either heat or chemical sterilization. The design is also slip resistant and the “soft touch” finish is smooth. Once cleaned, the stirrups fold back into the exam bed.
and got stuck when folded into the exam table. We were devastated; we hadn’t accounted for the stretchiness and give of silicone. Our 3D printed models had been a harder plastic and naturally less pliable.
SECOND TIME’S THE CHARM This started our next round of designs, where we made seven minor modifications and created another sample mold resulting in our final design. In retrospect, having to redesign was a blessing. We arrived at a more refined and
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When we began the comenityMED process, we were unyieldingly optimistic. We remain that way today because we believe in our product, our brand and our company. We formally launched comenityMED in January 2019 and it has been an exciting journey to design a product and see it become a reality. It’s been almost three years since our first conversation on patient comfort, and although a lot has happened since then, our priority for patient comfort remains at the top.
Brittany Luea is a licensed architect in Michigan. Autumn Bridger, DO, is a board-certified urologist practicing in Idaho. Together, they develop innovative medical accessories. comenityMED operates out of Traverse City. To find out more, visit www.comenitymed.com or email email@example.com.
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