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Tummy Shield Cushion (SMART 100)

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This innovation initially came to life when…

From my own experience of having a brain-injured daughter as a result of seatbelt injury. I spent hours researching pregnancy and driving and seatbelt effect, and I was convinced that something must be done. Hence, the Tummy Shield was invented.

WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

Reduce the risk of seatbelt injury to mother and baby in the event of an accident or sudden braking.

It does this by…

Redirecting seatbelt pressure away from abdomen area to the thighs and pelvis areas.

PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

The only other product that was available was made from cloth material and uses two clips to hold the seatbelt away from one’s abdomen. In an accident or hard braking the clips will come undone or the material will tear.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

Redirecting seatbelt pressure away from abdomen area to the thighs and pelvis areas. Extra comfort during driving and peace of mind.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Nothing was available.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

None.

TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

Use by pregnant women or anyone who has undergone a major abdomenal surgery.

DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY

It is available for sale through…

Several baby shops and our website.

Our marketing strategy is to…

Educate people about the dangers of driving while pregnant and seatbelt injuries.

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