Spring Loaded Technology announces the launch of the Levitation bionic knee brace for consumer sales across North America.

A $2.46 million investment from the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) helped make this launch possible, according to a media release from the Halifax, Nova Scotia-based company, in a media release.

The announcement is, “The next chapter in our journey to change and improve lives in a big way,” says Spring Loaded Technology CEO Chris Cowper-Smith, in the release.

“With the support of ACOA, combined with our research and development efforts and leading-edge product development, it’s a game changer. We’re proud to be able to put the world’s first and only compact, bionic knee brace into the hands of consumers on a large scale,” adds COO Dawn Umlah.

The knee brace is engineered to help enhance knee strength, mobility, and endurance by storing energy as the leg bends and then returning that energy as the leg strengthens.

Users of the brace can include those with knee osteoarthritis, knee injuries, athletes, and manual laborers.

“The team at Spring Loaded Technology is transforming the versatility of assistive devices,” says Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, per the release.

“They represent a broader life sciences community working on research that brings solutions to the marketplace. Targeted investments such as these are helping us grow beyond our borders in line with our Atlantic Growth Strategy,” Fisher adds.

[Source: Spring Loaded Technology]