I founded this company, Encore Path, Inc., just over 5 years ago. At that time, I had a prototype device, a little bit of money, and a ton of hope. I had wanted to grow a company that focused on building high-quality, clinically proven, at-home devices for stroke rehabilitation. Am I on my way?
It took over 2 years to bring the Tailwind to market – to launch it for sale. The Tailwind was born in the late 1990′s out of new research into how the brain re-organizes itself after a stroke or other brain injury. It took nearly 10 years of development and testing before I discovered it and finished the commercialization process, redesigning it, manufacturing it, and then launching it. Since we started selling the Tailwind, we have sold hundreds all over the world, bringing hope and improved arm function to stroke and brain injury suvivors.
We are pleased with the success of the Tailwind so far, but we have a long way to go. With nearly 6 million stroke survivors in the United States — and millions more worldwide — we need to grow to survive. We hope 2012 brings wonderful things for our readers, our customers, our friends, and for our company. Best wishes.