Former SpaceX engineers design smart cushions for wheelchairs
Updated: Oct 13, 2022
Sue Dewerff, Viera Voice
Approximately half of the more than three million wheelchair users in the U.S. will at some point develop pressure sore injuries.
Viera-based Kalogon Smart Cushions founder and CEO Tim Balz and his team of former SpaceX engineers began their quest more than a year ago to create a cushion designed to alleviate pain by redistributing pressure points. It ultimately accelerates healing while delivering long-lasting comfort for wheelchair users.
Last month, the company announced it will begin selling the smart wheelchair cushions nationally.