Anderson, Ind. — Flagship Enterprise Center client Comfort Motion Technology (CMT) has received its first patent for its Multi-position software for improving comfort in power car seats. Lower back pain is recognized as the most prominent issue facing automotive seat manufactures and CMT’s innovative software solution looks to meet a growing consumer demand for a more comfortable driving experience. During the two year patent process, the company filed for three additional patents. "The upcoming patents should move faster because they’re all related to the first," says Alan Rowley, senior vice president of commercialization. "Each of these patents is a big step toward the commercialization of our product."
In addition to receiving their first patent, the company was also recently featured at the Florida Chiropractic National Convention and Expo. The four-day convention is the single largest chiropractic association gathering in the country with over 2,600 doctors and other related fields of expertise in attendance and was held this year in Orlando, Florida beginning Aug. 21.
Demonstrated in a red 2008 Cadillac CTS, CMT attended the expo to gain valuable feedback from doctors and specialists on its software technology. The response to the company and its product was overwhelmingly positive. Several doctors referred to CMT's technology as a "Best of Show Product" and stated they would recommend it to their patients with lower back issues. Dr. Paul Phipps, President of Comfort Motion Technologies, stated, "It is very heartening to see the chiropractic industry's positive response to our Vehicle Seat Multi-Position Software."
The software enhances the ergonomic value and function of existing power seat applications for the transportation industry. Using proven, proprietary research and design based on the biomechanics of the human spine, CMT’s software reduces driver fatigue and improves driver comfort. The software automates subtle changes in the seat position, redistributing the occupant’s weight while traveling. By automatically redistributing the driver's weight during a drive, the technology redistributes the stress load and relieves the pain caused by muscle fatigue and compression.
Created through a partnership between Anderson University and the City of Anderson, the Flagship Enterprise Center serves as a small business incubator and growth stage business accelerator. Through its client-specific Client Support Program, the FEC helps emerging companies to become independently viable. Located at I-69 and (exit 22) in Anderson, the FEC provides ongoing contact with management consultants, university researchers, student mentoring opportunities and access to capital.