PopSockets teams with Craig Hospital to aid head, spine injured patients

Friday April 13, 2018 0 comments Tags: Boulder, PopSockets, Craig Hospital, David Barnett, Mike Fordyce

BOULDER -- PopSockets announced it is partnering with Craig Hospital to help patients grip their phones after a head or spinal injury.popsockets-logo

The Denver-based hospital is renowned for specializing in spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. As part of the partnership, PopSockets said it will donate 10 percent of all net proceeds from sales on PopSockets.com during April through June to Craig's "Culture of Care" program, which facilitates life-affirming activities for patients affected by spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.  

In addition to its financial support, PopSockets said it will also donate 10,000 PopSockets grips to Craig Hospital. Some individuals with spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries are unable to extend their fingers, which makes it difficult or impossible to hold their phones.

With the addition of a PopSockets grip -- a small collapsible device that adheres to the back of a phone for easy, one-handed holding -- patients may be able to wrap their fingers around the grip and operate their phones independently.

Accessing a phone allows Craig patients to not only be safe but also to see their calendars, send and receive text messages, email, and open apps using voice commands.

Access is also important for allowing patients when they return home to manage their homes, families, school and work.

"I was thrilled to learn that PopSockets grips can have such a positive impact on people who have sustained a spinal cord and/or traumatic brain injury,” said David Barnett, PopSockets founder and CEO.

“We are happy to help support these people through our partnership with Craig Hospital.”

"At Craig, we introduce our patients to a variety of tools to make their lives easier and provide them with the opportunity to try them out, which is why we are proud to partner with PopSockets,” said Mike Fordyce, Craig Hospital president and CEO.

“Tools like PopSockets can be essential to achieving the highest level of independence and quality of life for people living with disabilities.”