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MedCline (Gen I)

Product Development, Industrial Design


Flagship GERD/Acid Reflux Product | 11 Granted Patents

Design Directive: Facilitate a targeted inclined + lateral position to allow users to comfortably sleep yet remain elevated to prevent nocturnal acid reflux episodes.

  • Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows backward into the esophagus through the LES (lower esophageal sphincter), located on the top left side of the stomachBy placing a patient or user in an elevated and left-side-down position, a novel apparatus aims to control this flow by means of gravity and the shape of the participating anatomy

  • Device must comfortably position a patient in this elevated and left-side-down position

  • Allow user to use the device throughout the night (approx. 8 hours)

  • Allow for repeated use, via standard home laundering process or institutional sanitation processes

  • Ideal device would be used at home or in a hospital settings


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