A small Halifax-area company that has transitioned to making face shields during the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a novel approach that doesn’t involve a production line. Dartmouth, N.S.-based Spring Loaded Technology, which also manufactures knee braces, has devised a system that allows its workers to assemble its reusable shields in the safety of their own homes. Read more >>
The Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation is raising money for a COVID-19 Response Fund to support the needs of staff and patients during the pandemic. According to Dr. Kevin Spencer, an emergency department physician at the Dartmouth General Hospital and mechanical engineer, the COVID-19 Response Fund is focused on three specific areas…His team has joined forces with Spring Loaded Technology, an organization that develops and manufactures novel assistive devices that reduce pain and restore mobility, to produce face shields. Read […]
Eight Canadian healthtech companies have received investments from Montreal-based MedTeq, a pan-Canadian health-technology investment organization, as part of its first round of venture investments. Includes Spring Loaded Technology. Read more >>
Spring Loaded Technology of Halifax says researchers at UNB have found tri-compartment unloader knee braces are an effective option for reducing forces throughout the knee, giving hope for a new non-surgical option to people affected by knee osteoarthritis. Read more >>
Study Indicates Bionic Knee Brace Designed for Osteoarthritis Reduces Joint Load Across the Entire Knee Offering a New Non-Surgical Option for PatientsZiad
A recent study by researchers at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) indicates that tricompartment unloader knee braces are an effective option for reducing forces throughout the knee, giving hope for a new non-invasive option to the 14 million-plus people across North America affected by knee osteoarthritis.
The study modeled various configurations of Spring Loaded Technology’s knee braces, examining their effect on the forces experienced in all three knee compartments. The findings will be presented publicly for the first time […]
For the first time in the 34 years of the Annual Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards, two companies were chosen as Nova Scotia Exporters of the Year at ceremonies Tuesday in Halifax.
Spring Loaded Technology of Dartmouth was named the Exporter of the Year for exports of less than $5 million, and Tony’s Meats received the Exporter of the Year award for more than $5 million. The $5 million represents a threshold of total export sales in each category. Read […]
Spring Loaded Technology on Tuesday used a press conference to show what its Levitation knee brace means to the people who use it — especially to users who suffer from osteoarthritis. Read more >>
On March 6 and 7, the Department of Seniors and the Halifax Chamber of Commerce are presenting the fourth Annual Silver Economy Summit at the new Halifax Convention Centre. This two-day conference aims to educate, facilitate business growth and make connections, with a theme of how technology impacts one’s ability to age with ease. Spring Loaded Technology will be featured at the Healthy and Active Living session. Read more >>
Chris Cowper-Smith is co-founder and CEO of Spring Loaded Technology, a Dartmouth, N.S. company that just launched Levitation, a bionic knee brace that can provide support and propulsion to the mobility-impaired. Read more >>