Recovery Force (Fishers, Ind.) designed the technology to address a host of therapeutic conditions, including blood-clot prevention, post-operative pain, joint pain and sore muscles. It embeds shape-changing memory fibers into various garments and footwear to produce therapeutic compressions. St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Jabil will manufacture the garments so they are rigid enough to include pulsating wires without compromising flexibility or comfort. The garments are lightweight and do not require bladders, pumps, cords or electrical stimulation, according to the companies.
“Our technology lets patients and consumers be mobile, giving them a much better experience and quality of life after surgery, sports performances or other activities,” said Recovery Force co-founder and CEO Matt Wyatt in a prepared statement.
Jabil understood the challenges of textile-integrated electronics, calling in a global team of experts who were adept at adhering to quality guidelines and ISO 13485:2016 certification, addedRecovery Force co-founder and EVP Matt Wainscott.
“Jabil and Recovery Force have developed a medical device to reduce healthcare costs by improving patient outcomes and compliance, which has taken our products to the next level,” Wainscott added.
Recovery Force plans to release its first product, a compression back device to enhance blood circulation, in the first half of 2019, followed by a calf device later in the year.