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Squeezease Therapy Inc.

We are commercializing a medical garment that uses air to place pressure on the torso to manage stress, relieve anxiety, and improve focus.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Squeezease Therapy designs and develops high quality, effective products for Deep Pressure Therapy and are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with Sensory Processing and Anxiety Disorders. Firm pressure to the torso regulates the sensory system when it is overwhelmed from environmental input. The Snug Vest by Squeezease is a user-controlled inflatable vest to provide a hug-like squeeze to ease anxiety and improve focus.


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    David Christie, MBA
    Medical Device / Business Adviser

    David has broad and deep 30+ years of experience in the development and commercialization of medical devices. He is excited to be involved with Squeezease because of the potential to favorably impact the lives of children with autism.

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    Kayla Ten Eycke, PhD
    Clinical Researcher

    Kayla studies the psychological development of children with ADHD and Pervasive Developmental Disorders such as autism and asperger’s at the University of Victoria towards her PhD in child psychology. Kayla tests the behavioral and physiological effects of an inflatable Snug Vest by Squeezease.

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    Lisa Fraser, BDes

    Lisa's background is in Industrial Design with excellent complex problem solving skills and exceptional ability at generating creative ideas.

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    Joe Zhao, MSc
    Financial Analyst

    Joe has 12 years of financial analysis and banking experience with a Master of Financial Risk Management. He focuses on capital budgeting, financial forecasting, and risk analysis of Squeezease Therapy.

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    Lucia Hsieh, BDes
    Lead Designer

    Lucia is skilled and experienced in research, design for manufacturing, and user-centered design.

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    Doug Simpson
    Technical Adviser

    Doug is the founder and CEO of Feathercraft Products Ltd. Doug is experienced in product development and in using radio frequency welding construction methods. He brings his creativity and technical talent to the team on research and development for the product and product construction.

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    Peter Parrish
    Business Adviser

    Peter is an experienced corporate executive, having held senior management positions with a variety of established US and Canadian corporations. He has worked with numerous emerging businesses, helping them grow into viable and sustainable enterprises

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    Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT
    Medical / Health Adviser

    For the past 15 years, Cris has specialized in pediatrics, helping children take their first step towards self-regulation. Cris has performed over 200 workshops on topics such as Sensory Integration and Attention, and trains other Cris is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.

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    Hendrik Zurmussen, Dipl.Ing.
    Media Designer

    Hendrik is a skilled web and graphic designer with a master of technology and design at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences in Germany.


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    Steven Lukas (Fasken, Corporate) & George Kondor (Oyen Wiggs, IP)
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    Robert Orr (previously at PWC)