Startup used for infant care, joint therapy.
“The Warmilu technology was originally created to prevent hypothermia in preterm babies and help them retain or increase body heat to improve their chance for survival. The technology is now also being used as a non-pharmacological treatment for adults with osteoarthritis or chronic joint pain.
Warmilu CEO Grace Hsia, a University alum, who completed her Master’s of Entrepreneurship in 2013, created the startup idea during her senior year as an undergraduate in the University’s Material Science and Engineering program. Hsia said the technology generates warmth instantly for three and a half to five hours. The device — which is incorporated into heating pads and blankets — also has safety features that limit the maximum temperature so it doesn’t burn or overheat the user.”