Idaho Patent of the Month – September 2022

Post-workout soreness can be difficult to deal with. One option is using a heating pad on the affected area to soothe the sore muscles. However, traditional heating pads are typically bulky, making it difficult to move around while in use. In addition, they tend to be difficult to clean and often heat the area unevenly, leading to discomfort.

Xothrm, LLC (Xothrm) is focused on providing athletes and workout enthusiasts with practical solutions to soothe their sore muscles. They closely worked with healthcare practitioners to develop the best heating device that provides professional-grade thermal therapy. They intend to be the new standard in heating therapies by providing unique benefits through their patented design.

Xothrm’s electric heating pad makes use of innovative technology and materials that outperforms conventional solutions. They have implemented the use of infrared energy, which allows deeper penetration of thermal technology than traditional heating pads. It provides uniform heat dispersion and eliminates hot spots. The outer surface is made out of a wipeable material for easy sanitization and its flexible fabric means that it is easy for users to be mobile while using it. Furthermore, it is the only heating device that uses embedded sensors to monitor heat output and automatically adjusts the temperatures to mitigate burn risk. These scientifically backed features make this heating pad unique and innovative, improving recovery time and relaxing sore muscles for users of all fitness levels.


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