Client Spotlight: The BrainVault Mouthguard!

by | Nov 17, 2020 | Client Spotlight, Design, Inventions, Product Design

Our Ontario invention design agency, Mako Design, is proud to have had the opportunity to work on a number of amazing sport and wellness inventions – which is why we were excited to hop on to this project from Drew and Gregg of BrainVault! Keep reading below to find out more about BrainVault, their life-saving invention backed by science, and the Mako Design’s team work on their invention, an upper and lower mouth guard.

About BrainVault

Invented by our clients Drew Pittman and Gregg Ueckert, BrainVault is a sports equipment company that supplies a revolutionary patented upper and lower mouthguard made to help reduce the risk of concussions when playing sports. With Drew being a sports agent, and Gregg a dentist, the duo came to our Ontario invention design agency, Mako Design, with a clear vision backed by thorough research and expertise for what they wanted to bring to life! What makes BrainVault special as a company is that their lower and upper mouthguard is backed by science that proves that the best way to protect yourself from a concussion while playing heavy contact sports is not only by wearing the proper gear but by protecting your neck – the most important line of defense from a concussion. Unlike how helmets only protect against skull fractures, the BrainVault mouthguard helps strengthen your neck muscles, decreasing the odds of a concussion by 5%. Not only is the BrainVault mouthguard backed by numerous scientists and professors, but the mouthguard is also scientifically, and technology patented, proving how aligning the head and neck increases neck strength, and helps defend again the odds of concussion.

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Mako Design’s Work on the Upper and Lower Mouthguard

At our Ontario invention design agency, Mako Design, we love to take on different projects, and once we heard about BrainVault’s project we couldn’t have been more excited to help bring this idea to life. Our director of design, Tim Uys, worked with Drew and Gregg to help understand and bring the product through both its concept design and prototyping phase. Since the project involved a lot of dental and head science, both the upper and lower mouth guard were worked on separately, starting from the upper mouthguard first. The team at our Ontario invention design agency tried out different designs and used iterative prototyping since we needed to create a prototype designed to fit inside of the mouth and properly align the head and neck altogether. After the knowledge we gained from making the upper mouthguard, we were able to approach the design more easily for the lower mouth guard and complete concept design and iterative prototyping. Finally, we helped and worked both with Drew and Gregg through different stages of production, helping to bring the mouthguard to life!

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If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at +1 (888) 806-6256 (MAKO) and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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