ActivArmor is Changing the Face of Orthopedics
Everyone should have the right to basic hygiene and safety - even if you need to wear a cast or splint. We are global providers of sanitizable, clinically proven 3D printed casts, and with that, we aim to become the standard of care for immobilization worldwide.
In addition to allowing patients to practice basic hygiene, our products allow patients to wash and sanitize their hands during a global pandemic.
The ability to see and treat the skin while staying immobilized reduces the chance of infection and complication rates. The breathable design, without moisture and bacteria-trapping fabric, reduces skin reactions, irritation, and breakdown. Not to mention the ability to adapt our product for use with bone and muscle stimulators, TENS units, and biomonitors that can improve healing outcomes, reduce healing and rehab times, and reduce opioid use. The custom-design ensures a low-profile, lightweight, durable, protective, and comfortable cast for every patient’s unique body map.
One size does not fit all!
ActivArmor was established in 2014 by Diana Hall, a Colorado School of Mines graduate in Chemical Engineering. She was running a mentoring program for children in poverty, who frequently had soggy, smelly, filthy casts after just weeks of care. Diana knew that there was a better alternative to casting and splinting through the use of additive manufacturing and biocompatible, sanitizable plastics. From this need for an innovative solution, ActivArmor was born.
Traditional Casts are Not Washable or Sanitizable
Traditional fiberglass and plaster casts have to be kept clean and dry over weeks - but they tend to get smelly and sweaty and dirty, cause skin breakdown, and don’t allow you to practice basic hygiene like washing your hands and showering.
ActivArmor waterproof, sanitizable casts allow patients to swim, bathe, shower, sweat, and live their normal active lifestyles while healing.
Waterproof, Breathable, Sanitizable Custom Designed and Fitted Plastic Casts
Hygienic materials and breathable, custom-fit designs allow for improved healing and treatment options - not to mention freedom for the patients.
ActivArmor is a support device custom fit to each patient’s unique body, mapped to the contours of the limb for injuries requiring stabilization and immobilization for healing. Used by orthopedic surgeons, PTs, OTs, athletic trainers, and hand therapists for acute injuries like fractures, for chronic conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and for diabetic foot conditions, its custom designs make it versatile enough for a range of support applications.
Our portfolio includes the products and services:
- Waterproof, adjustable, lockable trauma care splint
- Sanitizable, washable, custom-designed cast delivery service
- Full in-clinic custom cast 3D printing package
Our inventory on-demand trauma care splints (ideal for E.R., urgent care and military use) fit in 1 minute, are waterproof, washable, breathable, and adjustable for changes in swelling. They lock-on for compliance, are reusable, customizable and covered by insurance.
Our full-service custom-designed casts are provided to patients in four easy steps.
- A 3-dimensional (3D) mapping of the injured limb (with iPhone) creates the exact fit for the client, and allows for custom exposures, coverage areas, and offsets.
- The scan is sent to us via Secure Cloud for the custom design and fabrication production.
- The cast is received in 3-4 days.
- The patient gets fitted for the custom cast by their physician or our experienced Ortho Technician via tele-health
Our in-clinic automated design and printing package gives providers the ability to fabricate custom-designed casts and splints, print them on-site while the patient waits.
Unlike traditional cast and immobilization methods, ActivArmor is custom fabricated using a high-temperature thermosetting plastic, yielding the unique ActivArmor immobilization device.
Here are some facts about our casts:
Our automated in-clinic fabrication package is currently slated for a Q4 release in 2022 - greatly speeding up the time for patients to receive their customized casts. Physicians can use their iPhone scan for the cast. After the scan, the custom design is created in moments and the device is printed on-site while the patient waits.
We have a business model similar to other successful custom-fit medical products that use direct-to-consumer marketing - but what makes us unique is our adoption by the orthopedic and fracture casting market.
Overall, our mature, dynamic business plan is founded on…
- 2 years of Field Trials and 7 years of commercial sales
- Over 40 active partnering hospitals and clinics today
- Hundreds of referring physicians
- Thousands of happy patients successfully and safely treated
The Current Immobilization Market is Huge
The casting and splinting market size is poised to reach $4 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 6.1% (source).
Not to mention, the additive manufacturing market is likely to reach $5.1 billion by 2026. The personalized medical solutions market, including personalized orthotics and prosthetics, is valued at approximately $10 billion (source).
We are ideally positioned in the global marketplace, as 3D printing is poised to break into mainstream medicine. Custom wearable medical devices allow for improved comfort, and better adaptation for advanced healing technologies (source).
Sanitizable, hygienic materials can improve healing outcomes and patient quality of life - and we believe our products will lead the charge in the orthopedic landscape.
A Proven Product with Proven Process
We are a global company with partners in 5 other countries so far, including Australia, South Africa, Canada, Kuwait, and Greece, with contracts pending in Egypt, Dubai, and the U.K. We fit professional athletes including NFL and NHL players, and have partnering clinics across the country including St. Luke's Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Cornerstone Orthopaedics, ABQ Orthopaedics, Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute, Precision Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine, Orthopedics of Illinois, Central Indiana Orthopedics, Northeast Orthopedic Clinic, and Washington Orthopaedic Center, just to name a few.
We have fit thousands of patients and have hundreds of referring providers. And with that, we’ve experienced overwhelmingly positive healing outcomes and patient responses.
Lately, we’ve been improving our technology even further. In the last 8 months alone, we’ve successfully…
1. Established our new product line of Insta-Armor, waterproof trauma splints (product can be used for patients waiting for their custom cast)
2. Launched our new iPhone app that allows anyone nationwide to perform a 3D body scan and order custom devices (source)
3. Developed a hygienic, waterproof custom walking-boot, proven to offload and reduce infections and amputations in patients with Diabetic foot issues (source)
4. Expanded into multiple new cities and clinics nationwide (source)
5. Established partnerships and begun development of our automated in-clinic custom design and fabrication system
We have patents pending on the custom casts and the trauma splints, licensed design software being automated, and trade secrets in the design and manufacturing processes.
Our future plans include partnering with clinics to provide in-clinic 3D printing services, reducing the 3-day turnaround for customized casts to just a few hours. We expect this service to become available later this year.
We Want to Change the Standard of Care for Immobilization Worldwide
By providing sanitizable immobilization devices to everyone - we can keep people safe by allowing them to practice basic hygiene.
With global expansion and further market penetration, we believe ActivArmor could, and should, be the standard of care for casting and splinting.
We see ourselves growing sales, and then either go public, or sell to a company with the resources to help us grow more quickly. And in the meantime, we plan on spending this raise on marketing and sales of our new product line, including the launch of our in-clinic 3D printing package.
We believe we have the momentum and potential to lead in the market, and change the face of orthopedics. By investing in us, you are investing in bringing casting into the 21st Century and improving safety, hygiene, lifestyle freedoms, and patients’ quality of life while healing.
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