Spring-loaded Technology Helps Put A Spring In Your Step

Halifax’s Spring Loaded Technology aims to make a better knee brace. Instead of just bracing the knee, they aim to enhance it.

Though Spring Loaded could help you jump higher and land softer (picture Disney’s John Carter, but take it down a couple notches), the real potential is for rehabilitation and injury prevention. The product could give those with knee problems due to age or obesity a whole new lease on life.

It would seem that investors have noticed the potential as well. Though their seed funding round only started in February, Halifax’s Clarke IT Solutions have already “jumped at the chance," investing $100,000. They plan to have the product on shelves by mid-2014, through licensing agreements with companies already making knee-braces.


Spring Loaded is made up of three Dalhousie University students, Chris Cowper-Smith, Bob Garrish, and Shea Kewin, who developed the idea while attending Dalhousie University’s Starting Lean program. It’s easy to see why finding investors won’t be hard, as together the Spring Loaded members have degrees in business, math, engineering, and psychology and neuroscience.

For more on Spring Loaded, visit their website.


Spring Loaded Technology
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Spring Loaded is a start-up company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. At Spring Loaded, we are developing unique, proprietary knee bracing technologies in order to enhance the power output of the quadriceps muscles. For athletes, our technology is being designed to offer reduced fatigue, heightened endurance, and increased performance. For individuals with knee injury or osteoarthritis,... more

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Stephen Christensen

Stephen Christensen

Stephen is the Atlantic Canadian contributor for Techvibes.com; reporting Canadian technology news, with a focus on the Maritime provinces.  Having a deep-rooted interest in science and technology for much of his life, he is most interested in mobile technology and social media.  Having been published in various scientific journals, he is completing his Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University... more

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