ActivAided Orthotics: a rehabilitative body suit for lower back pain

Watching an injured friend struggle for months with a restrictive back brace got Kelly Collier thinking.  A competitive swimmer and no stranger to sports injuries and back pain, Collier began looking for a better way to help lower back pain sufferers.

A graduate of CMU, with a double degree in Material Science and Biomedical Engineering, she put her plans for a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at John Hopkins on hold and started ActivAided Orthotics, currently in Alpha Lab on the South Side.

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