Regarding the Pacific Northwest’s tough conditions, Wiivv launches a pilot program with North Shore Rescue (NSR) team to enable workers to remain on their feet and keep saving lives.
Following their successful Kickstarter campaign, the Vancouver and San Diego-based technology company donated 40 pairs of Custom Fit Insoles to the NSR ‘s volunteer members. Indeed, their working conditions include assisting police, ambulance and fire services, the RCMP, the BC Provincial Emergency Program and the State of Washington in over 130 search and rescue operations per year, as well as during civil emergencies; hence the need of solid shoes and custom fit insoles to carry out their work.
Wiivv Custom Fit 3D Printed Insoles
The 3D printed insoles aim at relieving foot pain, fatigue, jointing discomfort and plantar fasciitis. They can indeed support the body’s biomechanics from the foot up the kinetic chain to the lower back.
Over 200 data points on each foot are captured by the Wiivv app and any smartphone camera. Thereafter, computer algorithms identify the unique length, width and arch height of each person’s feet, before the 3D printing.
NSR Training Officer Scott Campbell already expresses his satisfaction towards this initiative: “[…] we are working in such extreme conditions, it really takes a toll on our bodies. Wiivv Insoles really help cushion our feet from the constant pounding they take. Personally, I’ve noticed that my knees don’t hurt as much and my lower back pain from a reoccurring injury is starting to subside.”
Shamil Hargovan, Wiivv’s CEO and co-founder reminds their commitment: “we’re committed to supporting first responders and other workers–from baristas and construction workers to doctors and nurses–who have to perform in environments where the they’re on their feet all day and the demands on their bodies and health are high. We’re thrilled with the positive feedback we receive from employers and workers about how Wivvs help improve their day-to-day performance while reducing injuries and time off due to pain.”
North Shore Rescue is the first step in Wiivv’s wellness program.
Companies and organizations can also offer Wiivv Insoles to their employees as part of their wellness offering package.