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Female Disabled Veteran Creates Product with Diabled Veterans in Mind

August 12, 2011 by  
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“Two years ago, Susan Schieren, now retired, began working on a product that would make using a hair dryer easier for women — and men — who suffer from upper-body injuries and even permanent disabilities, like amputated limbs.

For her it hit close to home; while serving in the U.S. Air Force in the mid-1970s in Japan, Schieren suffered a devastating lower-back injury. She walked with a limp and cane until later having three vertebrae fused. Combined with shoulder problems and arthritis, she started finding it difficult to dry her hair the way she had.

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“There’s got to be a solution to this,” she recalled.

Thus began a long process — and spending of about $200,000 — to invent a hair dryer holder allowing for hands-free operation.

Existing devices were deeply flawed and dangerous, she said.

“I just thought and thought and came up with a sketch,” she said.

After many prototypes, revisions and advice she arrived at the final product: a simple, flat rack suspended from the ceiling by four adjustable straps. It’s called the Halo SS1, a nod to its circular design. It will securely hold over 40 types of hair dryers.”

The Daily Mail, “Ladies and gentlemen, leave the drying to us”

Not only does Susan Schieren plan on growing their product line in the future to provide products that will help solve annoying everyday issues and assist those with disabilities, but currently 5% of the profits from the sale of Halo SS1 are being donated to companies or organizations that support, recognize, and serve Female Veterans and/or Animal Rescue Organizations.

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  3. Alise Licht says:

    Electric hair dryers are nice because it gets the job done better compared to just using a towel to dry your hair. ,:,:,

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