Chest Binder, 2020-present

I recently submitted a USA provisional patent application for a chest binder for transgender and non-binary folks. I participated in the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps tech entrepreneurship program in 2021 to develop a business plan to launch the new product.

Chest binding—the process of compressing breasts for a flatter appearance—is an important contributor to wellbeing and good mental health for many transgender and non-binary people. Yet, 97% of binder users report negative physical symptoms related to binding; these range from itching and back pain to rib fractures.

My product is a more comfortable high compression chest binder

The video below shows different stages of my design process:

Home page photo from the Gender Spectrum Collection

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