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Med Mod: A Simple, Functional, & Fashionable Modular Therapy System

Med Mod is a module therapy system designed for physical rehabilitation & maintenance that can be used individually or as a collection.

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Med Mod therapy support system, will help you lounge your way to pain-free living. Our doctor approved + recommended design is:

• A cost effective way to care for injury

• Comfortable
• Convenient and Portable
• Easy to use, easy to wash

• High quality / Eco-superior
• Functional and fashionable
• Made in the U.S. with recycled materials• Under warranty for a lifetime
• Sustainably Certified for LEED buildings

As a modular unit, pieces can be used configured in any order desired for design/function.

Unlike other expensive, singular-usemedical equipment, our product providesvalue even after recovery.

Our lifetime warranty, closed loop production, and full-service in-person and online product support will build lifelong and generational customer loyalty. We are excited that to fully reclaim and reuse all our used materials.

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps
  • Split Leather Scraps Coated
  • Synthetic Leather

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

Modular Cushion filler: • Rubber Granulate • EVA Foam Injection Scraps • Footwear Fiber "Fluff" Modular Cushion covers will be made from: • Mixed Apparel Textile • Full Grain Leather Scraps • Split Leather Scraps Coated • Synthetic Leather * Please see image and watch video to learn details about how the Nike Grind materials will be used.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing
  • Prototyping

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

MAIN CUSTOMERS: • People recovering from injury • People experiencing chronic pain • People ages 65+ experiencing discomfort & pain due to aging • Builders seeking LEED certified and ergonomic modular furniture systems • European Market ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY BENEFICIARIES: We will implement a 1-to-1 give back program. For each unit purchased, one unit will be gifted to community clinics and community organizations, across the world.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

How is your idea innovative?

It is innovative because as a solution it is everything someone would want in a product of it's kind -- ergonomic, sustainably made, fashionable, compact, easily transportable, it increases human capital, it's affordable, it has a lifetime warranty, and a reclamation program -- WIN, WIN, WIN!

What inspired this idea?

The idea that most people in one way or another have a need to address physical pain at some point in life. We have all been there and wished for a product like this.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

Our team was composed of: Sustainability consultants, an Artist and Creative Action Administrator, Design-Thinking Consultants, the CEO of Green Marketing Firm, UX Designers and an an Engineer.

In what city are you located?

Los Angeles

In what country are you located?

USA

What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

none

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Team

Hi Gina Valona ,

Great to see you in the Challenge! We're excited to learn more about your idea to create module cushions. To understand more about how you might utilize the materials you've selected in your final product, could you please provide a few paragraphs to the question "How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?" Be as specific as possible about how the Nike Grind materials you've selected could be processed to create your final product. What would the steps be? It may be helpful to do some research on how current ergonomic cushions or supports are processed and see how these materials may be used/substituted in that process as a starting point. 

Excited to learn more!

Spam
Photo of Erika Backberg
Team

Thank you for your helpful comment and great questions Lauren Ito ! We're excited to further investigate, using your suggestions as our guide. Thanks again for checking out our challenge and helping us further develop our design.