Adding Intelligence to Treatment
Wellinks was founded by three people with the aim of improving the treatment of scoliosis. The goal was to reduce the number of surgeries for kids, based on a lot of clinical research that has shown that children diagnosed with scoliosis are not wearing their braces as tightly and as often as is prescribed. For this, they developed their flagship product, The Wellinks Smart Strap to work in conjunction with existing orthotics, essentially making these orthotics ‘smarter’. Today, they have broadened their goals by calling themselves a wearable health technology company. The company’s Chief Technology Officer, Levi Deluke, himself diagnosed with scoliosis, made the decision to use Upverter for designing Wellinks’ product rather than Eagle PCB, the software he was familiar with in university. Wellinks is currently partnered with New York First Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University on a medical pilot study.