WorkspaceTech: Two Great Comforting Products for Children's Hospitals

April 29, 2013

In 2018 America, a tough new reality exists. Are bulletproof backpacks the answer? No. Of course not. 

It's actually absurd to us that these products sell so well. But even though our team at Bulletproof Workspace is made up of post 9/11 military veterans, we all have children. And we worry, just like you. If we have the capability to do something to help mitigate shooting tragedies, we feel it is our obligation to do so.

Bulletproof backpacks are not the solution to this complex issue. The real solution is layered security for schools, situational awareness, stricter gun laws, and a stronger mental health treatment system in this country.

The bulletproof backpacks and bulletproof blankets we sell make up just one small component of school safety.

Leveraging the state of Michigan's proud heritage of furniture manufacturing, we are currently developing bulletproof school desks that will stop bullets fired from an AR-15, the weapon used in 6 of the last 10 mass shootings.

Backpacks, unfortunately, will not stop an AR-15 bullet. Instead, they offer ballistic protection against most handgun bullets. So, why sell them? We feel that some protection is better than no protection.

Bulletproof Workspace was founded as Modern Workspace Tech Furniture in 2013 by Post 9/11 veteran of both the US Army and US Air Force Wes O'Donnell. Wes is a speaker and veteran advocate having spoken at TEDx, the US Air Force Academy and numerous corporate clients on getting veterans hired.

Today, we specialize in ONE area... and that's NIJ IIIA level ballistic protection enhanced backpacks and bulletproof blankets for schools. Veteran-owned and proudly made in the state of Michigan, every bulletproof backpack is made to order.

The best part about Bulletproof Workspace, is the amazing feedback from our customers. Wes believes that when you sell similar products that can be found elsewhere, outstanding customer service should be your brand!

So, what happens when a group of military veterans decides to open a bulletproof backpack store?  You have a highly efficient operation with most of our products made in the USA!

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Pediatric nurses and physicians are a special breed of human.  Given our propensity as a species to want to safeguard our young, pediatric professionals take care a step further facing challenges such as injuries, infections, genetic and congenital conditions, cancers, organ diseases and dysfunctions; all the more psychologically demanding on everyone involved due to the age of these particular patients, child and parent included.

Given this, I think it’s a great thing when entrepreneurs and inventors turn their talents to something as simple as patient comfort, especially when the patient is a child.  Let’s take a look at two clever products that I think deserve a little attention.


IV Decals by Little Love Medical Help Brighten Up Treatment Rooms

Hospital rooms are places often associated with being quite sterile, which is where IV Decals by Little Love Medical come to help shine a little light on otherwise standard medicine.

Ashley Ludwin came up with the idea when she was brainstorming ways to help make hospital rooms and wards a little more inviting for children patients. The final product turns a rather intimidating bag of interferon into a hip adornment that will help make the environment a little bit better.

IV Decals by Little Love Medical are such a lovely endeavor  Having been in the hospital multiple times as a child, I know how scary it can be. Nurses and doctors would try to make the environment as inviting as possible and these decals can help to continue making a difference in the bigger picture.  Check out Little Love Medical's site HERE!      

TouchWarm Concept Diagnostic Device for Children

TouchWarm is a concept diagnostic device that adds unique interaction during the diagnosis process to eliminate at least some of the fear factor in children’s mind.  Let's face it, cold stethoscopes don't feel comfortable when they touch your skin, and children feel the same way. This device features a heating platform that, when children choose to press the button, will warm the stethoscope. There are multiple light patterns to choose, such as: an egg, chicken egg hatching, a snail, chicken and butterfly, etc. By choosing this pattern, the stethoscope will also emit the same light pattern, pretty cool isn't it?

Designers: Todd Chou and Yihan Lee (Product still in concept and is not FDA Approved)