Inventor Patents Revolutionary First-Aid Measure; Instant Water-Activated Cast Can Immobilize An Area Of The Body On-The-Go

The Size of a Quarter and Transformed in Minutes, Cast Will be Available within a Year for Emergencies, Military and General Public

Apr 15, 2013, 09:17 ET from New York College of Health Professions

NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York College of Health Professions, a 30-year pioneer in holistic health care and education, is announcing the invention of a revolutionary first-aid measure: a quarter-sized bandage that turns into an instant, temporary cast when activated by water. Patients not near a medical facility or physician, who need to immediately immobilize a wrist, ankle, or simply make use of a cast can now do so on-the-go at a low price. The invention, which is part of the College's extensive patent portfolio, has just been published under U.S. Patent No. 8,419,668 and will be available to the public within a year.

Lisa Pamintuan, President of New York College, stated, "Whether for critical emergency situations or just for temporary relief from a turned ankle, many doctors and experts in the field believe this product will be a must-have in every first-aid kit, alongside the plastic bandage and the Ace bandage. It is also highly beneficial in military and disaster arenas."

Pamintuan, also a former professional tennis player and competitor at the US Open, Irish Open and Wimbledon, added, "It is simply amazing to watch this little coin expand into a bandage that sets into a cast in minutes, when activated by water. I wish I had it when I was playing tennis." 

Donald Spector, benefactor and Chairman of New York College, is the inventor of the product. One of the most prolific inventors in the world, Spector is no stranger to opening billion dollar industries. He patented the first hydraulic exerciser, the first hyperbaric chamber for seeds, the first electronic air freshener (the Aroma Disc Player) and the first location-based advertising system for mobile phones, among hundreds of other products.

The College is in confidential discussions with major universities and corporations for expansion of this line, as well as for distribution. This product and the additional patents in the College's portfolio will likely become part of a consortium and spin off to a separate company, in which the College will have a stake.

Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, New York College of Health Professions, a not-for-profit institution located in Syosset, Long Island, with three additional sites in New York City, offers institutionally accredited undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Herbal Medicine, and Certificate programs in Holistic Nursing for Registered Nurses and The Science of Self Improvement. New York College maintains a 30-acre modern medical facility in Luo Yang, The People's Republic of China. The College has grown remarkably in the past several years and will continue to develop new educational programs as well as expand into many new areas. For more information about New York College of Health Professions visit

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