Prolivio earns $50,000 from FuzeHub awards competition
Rochester-based Prolivio Inc. received $50,000 for development of a migraine cooling headband from the FuzeHub Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund.
The KHIO, by Prolivio, is a hyper-cooling headband that offers an instantly cool surface on the forehead for individuals suffering from migraines. Using the device, the individual wearing the headband receives the relief of an ice pack, without the mess.
Through the headband and a smartphone app, an individual can access a pain management system that also helps track potential migraine triggers. A personal cooling session can last longer than an hour and the device is portable, fitting in a coat pocket or a purse. The headband reduces swelling of blood vessels, increases blood flow, and provides cooling pain relief. With the app, a user can control the desired level of cooling, log migraines, and track potential triggers to help prevent future headaches.
Several individuals have tested the product and provided feedback. One 60-year-old woman, who suffers from more than 10 migraine days per month, tested KHIO for one month and shared that it decreased her pain from a 10 to a 2, stating it was light weight and comfortable. Another woman, aged 30, explained that she loved the cooling affect without the risk of leaking water.
KHIO was created by individuals who suffer from migraines, and the design is currently patent-pending.
The headband will be available in early 2024. For more information, or to place an order for a KHIO, visit: mykhio.com.