Innovations

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The PedREST

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s the same with creating a new product – especially when you’re an individual. There is so much to do and learn that at times it can be overwhelming…and often discouraging. It’s been over 15 years since we started our road to making little kids safer on ambulances. The PedREST Story & Creating a Prototype is our way of sharing that journey with you.

But we didn’t want this page to just be about us…because so many others took a similar path. It is with that in mind, we dedicate this page to those people: the people who care. Not everything you see here has made it to market…some may never get there. We can’t promise everything here will be the “best in class” – we can promise it will be “best in heart” – and by that we mean everything here was created because someone loved “someone little” and wanted to do better for them. And because of that we’re going to give them a chance to show you what they created and why they believe it will make a difference. Then we ask you to judge for yourself what you think…and if you like what you see, please show them some support & tell them.

The PedREST Story

PMD March 2005: Announcing the PedREST

PMD March 2005: Announcing the PedREST

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In 2004 Pediatric Medical received notice that we were going to be granted our first patent – YEAH!!! We were finally ready to share our “creation” with the world Our first opportunity came in March... 

PMD 2004: And After Every Rain…A Rainbow

PMD 2004:  And After Every Rain…A Rainbow

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As you can probably tell, 2004 was a bit of a rollercoaster. And trust me when I say that after that disaster of a weekend, I was seriously ready for the cart to start rolling uphill again. Sure enough... 

Creating a Prototype

Making Changes for Safety

Making Changes for Safety

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Now that we had 3-Dimensional pictures, it enabled us to make any necessary changes to make transporting children the safest way possible… The most important one was going from a 3-POINT HARNESS…or... 

Turning our 2-Dimensional Prototype into a 3-Dimensional One

Turning our 2-Dimensional Prototype into a 3-Dimensional One

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The 2-D patent drawings were really just the first step in bringing our concept to life   With a little more help from our engineer… we added some color…and some depth… and our... 

Novel Ideas

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

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Have you ever received a breathing treatment, either in an ambulance or in the hospital?  It can be uncomfortable and you might be a little hesitant if you haven’t done one before.  Now imagine... 

Kids Can Fidget in a Vidget: Seats that Inspire Natural Movement

Kids Can Fidget in a Vidget: Seats that Inspire Natural Movement

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Healthy movement. Healthy learning. Healthy minds. Healthy spaces. As I explored many different topics for my MFA Thesis in Industrial Design at RIT back in 2009, my mind and soul kept taking me back to... 

The WarmMe: The Safe Car Seat Winter Coat Alternative

The WarmMe: The Safe Car Seat Winter Coat Alternative

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Just over four and a half years ago (Winter 2012), I found myself as a first time mom of a beautiful 6 month old baby girl and I had a problem. We had moved my daughter out of her infant car seat and into... 

The NuRoo Pocket: Skin-to-Skin Closeness for Mom + Baby

The NuRoo Pocket:  Skin-to-Skin Closeness for Mom + Baby

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My name is Hope Parish, and I fell in love with the practice of Skin-to-Skin after being introduced to the benefits by my nurse midwife following the birth of my third baby. I thought I was pretty savvy... 

DistrACTION Cards: Because Kids Already Know Shots Hurt

DistrACTION Cards: Because Kids Already Know Shots Hurt

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As a pediatrician, I have a confession to make.  I’m ashamed to admit that in residency I was amused when kids ramped up the drama getting shots.  I’m not talking about a sadistic pleasure watching...