1. Inside Look—Startup Sees Need for Autism, Mental Illness Devices | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

    Inside Look—Startup Sees Need for Autism, Mental Illness Devices | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

    While such inventions may provide relief for people with autism, they’re not reimbursable through Medicare or Medicaid and often aren’t covered by insurance. Therapeutic Systems, an Amherst, MA–based startup, hopes its Vayu deep-pressure therapy vest will achieve what those other devices have not: 510(k) clearance. “Our goal is to develop a reimbursable medical device, not a homemade solution,” says CEO Brian Mullen. “I think [people with autism] deserve the same level of quality and safety as those with any other illness or diagnosis.”

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