Designed in collaboration with clinicians, Portable Parallel Bars™ improve rehabilitation access and patient and workforce safety. Clinicians are empowered to deliver therapy anywhere.
Wareologie, a certified Woman Owned Business, based in metropolitan Detroit, has developed a first-of-its kind mobile rehabilitation device to improve patient and workforce safety and increase physical therapy access. They were awarded a contract by the Veterans Health Administration Innovators Ecosystem and collaborated with clinicians at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center to design Portable Parallel BarsTM on wheels. Wareologie is commercializing, in Michigan, to empower clinicians to deliver vital therapy anywhere.
“What started as a mission to improve patient access has grown to also address patient and workforce injuries” said Gina Adams, founder, and CEO of Wareologie. “Patient hospital falls, and clinician injuries are a huge problem. Hospitals spend over 3.2 billion dollars in Workers’ Compensation Claims each year. Clinicians administering therapy and transfers represent 54% of those claims.”
The distinctive device has wheels and folds up in less than a minute making them easy to transport in hospitals, skilled nursing, and home healthcare settings. This FDA registered device has the potential to help millions of people nationwide while reducing health care costs.
Wareologie develops assistive devices to restore levels of independence and self-care, allowing people to maintain their dignity. Founded in 2019 with support from the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator, Wareologie is an FDA, certified WBENC company committed to manufacturing in Michigan.