Innovations

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

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

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We’ve all seen or heard about horrific instances of dog bites to children.  I think most of us believe it will never happen to us.  Until I became a dog trainer and was doing research on children and... 

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...