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  • FORBES: Mobility Tech Startup Kalogon Introduces Its All-New Connected Smart Cushion...

    Steven Aquino Forbes Contributor Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology. Mobility Tech Startup Kalogon Introduces Its All-New Connected Smart Cushion For Wheelchair Users In a press release published on Tuesday, Florida-based mobility startup Kalogon announced what it calls the “world’s first smart wheelchair cushion.” Developed by ex-SpaceX engineers—the aerospace company started by Elon Musk—Kalogon describes the cushion as being designed to “assist in the healing and prevention of pressure ulcers or bedsores.” The company notes these injuries are the leading cause of preventable death for the more than 3 million Americans who use a wheelchair. Kalogon’s claim to fame is the company’s engineers have developed wheelchair technologies that were endorsed by esteemed late physicist Stephen Hawking. “For me, if Kalogon can solve major challenges that people in wheelchairs face in partnership with people of all abilities, then we are doing our job right from ideation to manufacturing and distribution,” said Kalogon founder and CEO Tim Balz in a recent interview with me conducted over email... Read Full Article on Forbes

  • Florida News: Kalogon Technologies Wins $20,000 Groundswell Startups Space Coast Pitch Challenge

    WATCH: Kalogon Technologies Wins $20,000 Groundswell Startups Space Coast Pitch Challenge Brevard County, Florida – Kalgon Technologies was the winner of the nine finalists of the “Shark Tank”-style Space Coast Pitch Challenge on Thursday evening. Groundswell Startups Coworking space located at 2412 Irvine Street in Melbourne. Kalogon’s innovative wheelchair cushion helped him win a cash prize of $20,000. The final nine were selected from 50 locally based startups that applied to the Space Coast Pitch Challenge, showcasing the diversity of technology, talent and passion for solving complex problems. READ ON FLORIDA NEWS

  • SeedFundersOrlando: SeedFundersOrlando Invests in Healthtech Startup Kalogon

    ORLANDO, FL – August 30, 2021 – SeedFundersOrlando, a premier source of seed capital, mentoring, and connections for pre-revenue, high-growth technology startups in Central Florida and beyond, announced today that it has invested $195,000 in Kalogon, a Melbourne, Florida healthtech startup founded by Space Coast aerospace engineers developing smart seating technology to prevent pressure sores for those who sit for long periods of time, typically in wheelchairs. Seedfunders St. Petersburg and Seedfunders Miami Investors participated in the investment. Kalogon, located at the incubator Groundswell Startups, is a purpose-driven, tech-enabled company focused on helping improve the comfort level of individuals via innovative solutions. Pressure sores, which affect over 2.5 million patients and lead to 60,000 deaths annually, are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on skin that covers bony areas of the body. The Kalogon Smart Cushion senses how the user is sitting and electronically adjusts itself every few minutes to offload pressure from their tailbone, maintaining healthy blood flow and keeping their skin healthy. This is SeedFundersOrlando’s eighth Florida startup investment since its founding in 3Q 2019, having previously invested in Blue Halo Biomedical, Winter Park, Safe Zone, Melbourne, ViewStub, Orlando, Intelligent Observation, Miami, Seedfunders Opportunity Fund, St. Petersburg, RxLive, St. Petersburg, TSOLife, Tampa, and Miventure, Orlando. Read Full Article on Seedfundersorlando.com

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  • ORDER | Kalogon

    Return Home SCHEDULE A DEMO Speak with a member of Kalogon's concierge team and customize a cushion to meet your needs. *Your information is collected solely for the purpose of scheduling a demonstration, fulfilling your order and keeping you apprised of the best ways to use your Kalogon cushion. Your information will not be sold to third parties. First Name Last Name Email Phone Preferred Contact Method Email Phone Call Text Best time to reach you and any other information you'd like to share: Submit

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  • Wheelchair Smart Cushion | Kalogon | Melbourne

    Live an Active, Seated Life The World's First Smart Cushion Technology Feel Better, Sit Longer The Kalogon Smart Cushion relieves pain, improves posture and increases blood flow to ensure you can live your best active, seated life. See how it works! Patent-Pending Air Cell Technology REAL TIME PRESSURE ANALYSIS PERSONAL ON DEMAND WITH THE APP INTELLIGENT PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION Made Just For You Custom designed to fit your seat Build your customized comfort settings Talk to a real person who understands your needs Expert coaching program and resources Made to order in the USA in partnership with BAC Technology Order Now " The cushion is very comfortable and the redistribution really helps with pain when I am sitting. I also like how easy it is to customize my cushion using the app on my phone. Since I have bought the cushion, I love how it keeps getting better with new features added for free! Alice I. of Tampa In this video "Dear Kalogon, My name is John Miller. 18 Years ago, I fell off a scaffolding and onto the cement and broke my back. When you turn the Kalogon seat on, you have an app on your phone. I set it to what feels good. Without a Kalogon seat, I had to move from one side to the other side. There was no relief really. With Kalogon, I was able to take a road trip, which was heaven. This was the first time I could be in my chair longer than four hours. Kalogon is freedom. Thank you, Kalogon, for giving me my life back." ​ "Dear Kalogon, My name is Meghan Guy. I'm the owner and administrator of an assisted living facility in Florida. The Kalogon Cushion for my residents was a game changer. It allowed them to feel more independent and frankly, be more independent, be more comfortable, and overall, change their day-to-day life. This is really more than a wheelchair cushion. It's something that needs to be standard of care. Thank you, Kalogon, for helping my residents feel like themselves again."

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