Tom Devlin co-founded BruxCare LLC to develop and market GrindAlert, a comfortable headband with an electronic module that monitors the temporalis muscles, and emits a sleep-tone when the user clenches their teeth.
With 10% of the population grinding their teeth, and many in pain, there is a $1 billion market in treatments. BruxCare is working to penetrate this market with a solution to replace the mouthguard, which only masks the problem.
Devlin was inventor, designer and production manager, overseeing all aspects of volume production before handing to a sublicensee. Devlin also ran sales and customer service.
Invention, Prototype and Testing, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing
U.S. Patents #6,117,092; 6,270,466