The first of it's kind
The S-Press was invented by a physiotherapist, so that she and her colleagues could give those patients who are more at risk of a poor outcome the fighting chance and opportunity of a good outcome, their best outcome so they can live their life to the fullest.
2011 - The Idea
Recognising the problem was the first step. Creating a prototype out of lego was the second!
2012 - Bringing the idea to life
A self funded project to develop and exact replica of the lego model
2013 - Revision of basic concept design
Another self funded project via a donation to Remap charity
2014 - Innovate UK TSB Innovation voucher
After 3 years of research and development, the first external funding was received
2016 - Proof of concept with an AMRC & SHU collaboration
Prototype number 4 underwent a pilot study using EMG.
2017 - Design concepts produced with HJC Design
The S-Press was then taken to Clinician focus groups
2018 - Safety test and NHS evaluation
Prototype number 5 working with Renfrew to develop an approved concept design.
2018 - JT Rehab is born
In 2018, JT Rehab was set up and incorporated
2018-2022 - Intellectual property
On top of further funding & business accelerators, patents & trademarks were granted
2022 - Successful NHS clinical evaluation
Amendments to design from clinical feedback. 2023 all safety and regulatory tests approved and first sales into NHS.