ActivAided Orthotics receives funds for postural training apparel

ActivAided Orthotics, Pittsburgh, Pa., recently received a $50,000 grant from Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund to help develop its postural training apparel line that eliminates back pain.

According to a press release, the company’s apparel line addresses and corrects the causes of spine disorders and back pain with tactical feedback and training rehabilitative behaviors. Its first product, RecoveryAid, was released in July 2012 after beta testing found that 89% of users experienced a decrease in back pain.

“Open Field is dedicated to helping Carnegie Mellon graduates dream big and create the next great product or service,” Jonathan Kaplan, CMU alumnus, entrepreneur and chief executive officer of The Melt, stated in the release. “We are pleased to provide these investments and encouraged by the success previous Open Field recipients have experienced in just a few short months.”

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