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Imagine a medical equipment company that increases the independence of people with physical limitations or recovering from surgery to empower people to age in place. That is the mission behind Wareologie.

Some dependence is short-term, and some limitations will last the rest of a person’s life. Wareologie seeks to mitigate the effects of rehabilitation challenges by developing products through user-experience collaborations with those we serve. Technology reduces many of these challenges, allowing people to complete tasks easier and faster. The technology must be accessible, and affordable. That is where we come in.

At Wareologie, we are creating devices that shorten recovery time, improve safety, and restore independence during self-care and home management tasks. The first product Wareologie created was Buttons 2 Button. The Magnetic Shirt Button Adaptors are a dressing aid to help dress independently.

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The first pivotal moment came in the summer of 2020 when the Wareologie team learned how many people were unable to receive rehabilitation due to widespread Covid isolation precautions. A skilled nursing facility reported residents were unable to leave their rooms for therapy because of the risk of infection during virus outbreaks. In fact, millions of physical therapy appointments are missed annually for numerous reasons including lack of access.
This delayed therapy or inadequate rehabilitation can lead to decreased function, longer recovery times, and medical complications. We knew there had to be a way to bring therapy equipment to patients when they couldn’t get to the therapy gym – and Portable Parallel Bars™ were born.

Wareologie is not simply selling equipment to people – any company can do that. Wareologie is on a mission to create new solutions to current pain points. We empower people living with physical limitations in the process.

Meet our founder

Creating Adaptive and Rehabilitation Equipment with Purpose

Gina Adams, the founder of Wareologie, saw her stepfather struggling with the simple task of buttoning his shirts as Parkinson’s Disease slowly reduced his movement. Throughout the progression of her stepfather’s illness, she saw the problems that millions of Americans with physical limitations face every day.
Witnessing her father struggle and search for adaptive equipment to help him maintain his independence inspired her to create Wareologie.

Gina Adams, the founder of Wareologie.
Dr. Thomas Perfitt, founder’s step-father served in the Korean War.

Wareologie – A New Name in Rehabilitation Equipment

Are you curious where the name Wareologie came from?
“Ware” came from the word hardware. We develop hardware through user experience R&D, with products tested and vetted by end-users. Their honest feedback helps us refine and perfect the performance of Wareologie products.
Ecology & Anthropologie – Here’s where the “-ologie” comes from. By studying one’s ecology, we ensure optimal performance. “-ology” refers to the science and study of human beings. We intentionally spelled it “ie” to highlight independence and empowerment.
In short – we are creating hardware that includes the context of the environment and the human experience. Creating solutions and removing barriers.

Wareologie – A New Name in Rehabilitation Equipment

Are you curious where the name Wareologie came from?
“Ware” came from the word hardware. We develop hardware through user experience R&D, with products tested and vetted by end-users. Their honest feedback helps us refine and perfect the performance of Wareologie products.
Ecology & Anthropologie – Here’s where the “-ologie” comes from. By studying one’s ecology, we ensure optimal performance. “-ology” refers to the science and study of human beings. We intentionally spelled it “ie” to highlight the independence and empowerment gained by using Wareologie™ products.
In short – we are creating hardware that includes the context of the environment and the human experience. Creating solutions and removing barriers.

Our recent user-experience collaboration with the VHA Innovation Ecosystem highlights the effectiveness of our design-thinking approach. Wareologie was awarded a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) contract by the Innovators Network (VHA iNet) to expedite a tool to help clinicians administer physical therapy sooner and safer.

The Greenhouse Initiative provided a unique opportunity to develop the FDA physical therapy device through the lens of rehabilitation clinicians. This helps ensure our products meet high standards for performance and function. Clinicians provided key inputs required in the mobile device. Our #1 priority was to ensure Veterans feel safe to stand with confidence. For the first time, patients can balance and weight bear directly from their bed. This can potentially create staffing efficiencies and more importantly, alleviate clinician strain and injury. This is how Wareologie is capable of developing an FDA medical device; Portable Parallel Bars™ solves a daily challenge to rehab physical therapy. By treating patients at their bedside, we reduce stand pivot transfers and time-consuming transports to the rehab gym. Maximize one on one therapy time to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and workforce safety. 

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At Wareologie, we are...

Wareologie offers innovative products designed to revolutionize physical therapy and improve patient-driven care, workforce safety, and reduce healthcare costs.

One activity at a time, Wareologie strives to make a difference in each person’s live.

We know that a small success can make a major impact. Our core purpose is to provide high-end adaptive equipment to advance a person’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADL).

Our mission is to empower self-care to help people recover faster and age in place.

At Wareologie, we look for functional solutions to improve recovery access. Our products are tested and validated through user-experience R&D collaborations to enable early mobilization rehabilitation.

Wareologie specializes in identifying a problem and finding a 21st century interdisciplinary solutions for patient-driven care. Buttons2buttonand Portable Parallel Bars are the first of many innovations changing the product landscape in home healthcare.

Wareologie identifies pain points and creatively figures out how to improve physical therapy access in hospitals, skilled nursing, and home care.

Therapists account for 54% of workers comp claims (*cited resource NIH),  costing to the U.S. healthcare system billions annually. Our products bring functional solutions to reduce patient and workforce injury.

what people say about us

Client Testimonials

“I wanted to reach out myself and thank you. Buttons2Button worked out great! An amazing idea with an excellent execution. Felicia put them on the shirt with little difficulty and needless to say, I get dressed effortlessly now. We joke that we're gonna hide them from her son...he's quite lazy and would love to have something to lessen his arduous task of getting dressed every morning!”

Rich
Customer

“I feel your product truly allows patients/clients feel successful...all our clients want is to be independent and to feel “normal “ again....being able to dress oneself is huge in clothes they wore before. My good friend is an SLP in home health....I sent her your email, as well. She has a lot of different diagnoses, especially Parkinson's, so your product will be very helpful.”

Lauren M Garrisi MA, CCC-SLP, CBIST
Therapy Manager, Speech Language Pathologist

“We have tried the buttons with several patients and really like them. However, with our patients with hemiplegia, we found that the buttons all got stuck together when using hemi dressing strategies. Instead of putting a magnet on each button, we found that only putting them on a few buttons at the top of the shirt worked better. It made it easier to thread the shirt over the affected limb and head but kept the buttons from sticking together."

Carlie Daniels
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

“When I worked in a skilled nursing facility, the Portable Parallel Bars™ would have been incredibly helpful in providing consistent, safe, and effective rehab to my patients. Patients in this setting can fatigue easily, meaning getting down the rehab gym can take over the entire session. Being able to provide care at the bedside will allow therapists to prioritize each patient’s specific goals without fatiguing the patient prior to arriving at the gym.”

Krista Frahm, PT

“I’ve been a physical therapist for over 20 years. I have worked with people at all levels. When I was doing home care, I wish I had these Portable Parallel BarsTM, because this is a game changer for a lot of people who want to stand up but feel their legs are going to give out. When you put your hands on it. patients can stabilize and do a lot of exercises they can’t otherwise do. You have a lot of lateral movement and forward and backward movement. This is really good.”

Pragya Jalukar, PT

“During parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, my SNF patients were unable to exit their rooms, leaving little space for safe gait and transfer training. If I had the portable parallel bars, I would’ve been able to bring essential rehabilitation equipment to my patients even during times of isolation."

Ariana Adler, PT, DPT
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