Originally published in MedHealth Innovation
For people with short- or long-term physical limitations, everyday activities can feel daunting. Tasks like buttoning a shirt, clipping nails, or using a key may be completely unachievable without assistance–resulting in a loss of dignity, confidence, and time.
Enter Wareologie, an organization that believes people should have greater access to physical rehabilitation and devices that make everyday tasks easier. We spoke with Wareologie founder and chief executive Gina Adams about her passion for creating devices that shorten recovery time, improve safety, and restore independence during self-care and home management tasks.
Questions and Answers
What is Wareologie and what was the impetus for creating it?
I saw my stepfather struggling with the simple task of buttoning his shirts as Parkinson’s disease slowly reduced his movement. Throughout the progression of his illness, I saw firsthand the problems that millions of Americans with physical limitations face every day. I decided the best way to move forward with a new company was to go back to school and get my MBA, to gain the knowledge and tools to start the company. I completed my MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 2018 and Wareologie was born three months later. It was a proud day when Wareologie became certified as a Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBNEC) business and acquired global customers.
Wareologie develops hardware to restore independence and empower people with physical challenges to age in place. Our company was founded in 2019 with support from the Michigan Small Business Development Center and Lawrence Technological University’s Centrepolis Accelerator.
Tell us more about the products Wareologie offers.
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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.