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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder


Physiotherapist hoping to rehabilitate her industry I’ve been developing Halo for five years now so what I’d like to see is Halo grow and that’s what I’m hoping that we’ll have support to do today my name is Hayley Warren I’m CEO and founder of Halo medical devices I’m here today to ask for 200 000 for 21 equity in our company Halo medical devices was formed when I was a physiotherapy student I saw a need to make sure we’re getting the best tools out there for our therapists so traditionally in physiotherapy when we look at how the joints are moving and if we need to do any therapy on them we’ll use the standard goniometer so you can get an idea of what are going on with it is I’d like to to show you what it does so traditionally we’d hold it over we try and make the landmarks up we guess what’s happening here you have to do it with two hands so you can’t support the limb and you’re trying to do that because one assumes there’s been an injury to the arm and the movement has been restricted is that what we’re looking at exactly

yes it’s very difficult to read the three numbers as well and Harley’s at the state of the art product at the moment John that this is the best on the market you have got to be kidding I know so every practice will have from the finger goniometers the small ones right through to these I’ve invented a device that does all joints in under five seconds

with the Halo the lasers will always go along any length of limb you can always intersect with landmarks therefore it becomes a repeatable measure and that’s where we get our reliability off so from here we just zero it which is a click of the button and then we drop it round and I click through and I get the range that’s its huge selling point the accuracy the speed of use amazing so it’s being used in a in a rehabilitation environment right to measure the angle of improvement I guess in in um in the flexibility posts injury so and it’s it’s being used to make decisions on future on additional care for sure okay and at that point where they’re asking for money you know we didn’t get to listen to the whole thing but would you assume they’ve already been through some sort of Trials before they can go to market who I mean what are some of the institutions or companies that might be stopping them you know from going forward if they haven’t done it so so if they had come to me I would I would have recommended that they conduct a regulatory assessment or have a medical device expert right conduct a a regulatory assessment like we talked about earlier yeah so the FDA will begin to investigate these products right to determine you know in fact what is its intended use and if they determine that it is a medical device they will then send a a warning letter right to the manufacturer saying your device is a you know it’s a medical device regulated by the FDA and and it needs to go through FDA regulatory clearance approval or or listening depending upon the classification

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at