Isak Massman, co-founder of Therapalz, was spotlighted in the News-Gazette’s Wired-In Series for high-tech difference makers in the Champaign-Urbana community.
Therapalz is a startup that is working out of the iVenture Accelerator that is located in EnterpriseWorks at Research Park. iVenture provides the start-up with work space, mentors and workshops.
The start-up is creating theraputic stuffed animals that are robatic that aid in comforting and providing companionship to individuals who have Alzheimers and dementia, as well as children who are on the autism spectrum or have related disorders. The stuffed animal is able to vibrate and mimick a heartbeat that calms and comforts those who pet it.
Therapalz also just recently won the St. Louis University’s “Real” Elevator Pitch Competition, and was awarded $2,500. They were also named one of the “10 Illinois student start-ups set to make moves by 2017” by ChicagoInno.
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