Wiivv Crowdfunds Custom, 3D-Printed Insoles
Today Wiivv Wearables launched in North America with a Kickstarter campaign for its BASE 3D printed insole.
Wiivv is a bionics company that creates on-demand, custom, 3D printed gear.
Wiivv has chosen an insole as its first mobile-ready consumer product to solve common foot pain at a more accessible price than a corrective orthotic prescribed by a specialist.
Last month the Vancouver-based company raised a $3.5 million seed round and was named a GoToMeeting Five company to watch in 2016.
BASE is a 3D printed insole created using a smart phone app and advanced computer vision to capture foot data.
The design of the insole was created in conjunction with biomechanics experts in the field of sports medicine, orthotics and pedorthics to maximize comfort, promote alignment and lessen foot fatigue.
Wiivv has a Kickstarter funding goal of US$50,000 that will be used in the manufacturing and fulfilment of BASE insoles, which will begin shipping within days of the completion of the campaign.
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“BASE by Wiivv is a body-perfect insole for people that work, play and lead active lives on their feet. Having worked with hundreds of first responders, filmmakers, weekend warriors and hospitality workers, we know that we are making a profound difference in their daily lives,” said Shamil Hargovan, cofounder, Wiivv. “We welcome the Kickstarter community to experience the BASE difference for themselves.”