Partnering opportunity

Dual-Arm animal dryer with therapeutic radient energy healing feature

Summary

An Irish SME has developed a "top and bottom", dual-arm, safe circulatory air-flow, drying/warming device, with (optional diffuser), radient infra-red energy treatment application. The company is offering a license to a manufacturer of products related to animal husbandry and welfare.

Partner sought

A suitable partner would be supplying services to the following: Hydro-therapy spas/physiotherapists/animal husbandry/veterinary clinical practices/veterinary teaching universities/hospitals/animal handlers/racehorse breeders/greyhound racing saunas. All established animal based professions/fields/supplier to same.

Description

This Irish SME has developed an animal warming and drying apparatus, optionally incorporating a radiant energy therapy means on upper & lower diffuser elements each deployable from a folded storage position. A combined air blower and heating unit draws air from an inlet port, directing the warmed air via upper & lower ports to air outlets in respectively the upper & lower diffusers. In one arrangement, each diffuser comprises a replaceable diffuser head mounted on a telescopically extendible arm and includes a radiant energy source disposed adjacent the air outlet. A method of use of the apparatus for drying or warming an animal and/or applying radiant energy therapy thereto is also disclosed. The developer wishes to license the product to a manufacturer, who has a route to market for products relating to animal husbandry/rescue/welfare/clinical/physio.

Advantages and innovations

The device is directed specifically to the care of animals of all sizes, for use privately and commercially. For prevention (prior to entering) of water/sand/dirt damage to transport vehicles, homes or animals bedding. For clinical use, indoors or out, for bone injuries/fusion, for traumatised, hypothermic animals, (or environmental bird oil-slick damage cases), to elevate body temperature in a quiet, gentle manner, (with optional radient infra-red treatment, for therapeutic effect, omitting risk of thermal shock). For new-born winter season animals (possibly premature), to maintain stable body temperature. Advantages are that the device is portable/battery operated for all outdoor activities/animal handlers/emergency med., or mains operated when indoors. Commercially viable for multible dogs requiring fast, comfortable, non-skin contact circulatory air-drying.

Development stage

Under development/lab tested

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted


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