The Exersides Refraint system is the result of Dr. Pavini’s quest to develop a way for patients who have vital tubes and lines to safely maintain arm movement and cognition in order to improve short and long-term outcomes.
In 2015 she began researching design concepts and gathering feedback from nurses, and physical & occupational therapists.
In 2016 the first prototype was manufactured.
In 2017 she performed a Pilot study with that prototype.
In 2018 she assembled a world-class research team and was awarded a NIH grant to produce and test a revised prototype.
In 2019 a NIH trial was successfully completed. FDA registration was obtained and a patent was granted in the US and internationally.
In 2020 the NIH granted Healthy Design another award, called the CALMER project – COVID Associated Lightning Manufacture of Exersides Refraints – specifically to enhance production efforts in time for COVID, to assist with decreased sedation usage and decreased agitation in the face of decreased family visitation and staff availability. The Remote Mobility Coach platform is created to educate and support hospital staff remotely.
2022: NIH CRP award
Founder & C4
(Chief Culture Change Catalyst)
Marie Pavini MD FCCM FCCP
Assistant Professor of Research: University of Vermont College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine: New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Marie is an ICU Physician and inventor of the Exersides Refraint.
Healthy Design Team
Executive Vice President of Product Development
Arooj Fatima MD
Remote Mobility Coach Director
Vice President Manufacturing
Quality, Regulatory and Business Process Administrator
Production and Operations Manager
Product Development Engineer
John Dyer BSN RN CCRN PCCN
Clinical Development Manager
Marcie Bergen RN CCRN
Clinical Training & Site Support
Nancy Meszaros BSN RN CIC
Richard Merrifield MBA
Amadeu Pavini Jr. M.Ed
Michael Rosen PhD