Monthly Archives - August 2017

The Innovation Sprout of Ingenius

Living Innovation

“I imagine that yes is the only living thing.” -E.E. Cummings No.   No is a powerful word; Maybe one of the most powerful.  Yes, on the other hand, is permissive with unpredictable results and often entails risk.   When an idea, or thought or glimmer of a thought is met with “No”, from those with the authority to stop any progress, innovation is killed.  Never has an idea that died become a tangible reality.  Innovation is like life, it must be [...]

Boccia Ball Toss

What Is Boccia And How Do I Play

Pictured is a man tossing a red Boccia ball toward the white Jack ball on the Boccia Court. What Is Boccia? Boccia is a court ball disabled sport which has been adapted from the Italian field sport of “Bocce”. Though you may have just been introduced to this sport for the first time, this highly strategic sport has been contested in the Paralympics since 1984, and is currently practiced by over 50 countries. The sport of Boccia is primarily played on [...]

Therafin Innovation's Homemade Pasta Design Process

Homemade Pasta: Therafin Innovation’s Design Process

We love pasta. We love to design things, and I love metaphors.   But pasta as a metaphor for the design process and innovation??  Common is the phrase about throwing spaghetti against the wall to see if it’s done and thus sticks; so maybe the metaphor is germane.   A design process, like spaghetti, ultimately must determine if the design is done and indeed if it “sticks”.   So on goes a kettle of water and we’ll start cooking. At Therafin we follow [...]

Burdock the Unicorn

Journal of a Unicorn, #1

Journal Entry 7.15.17 It’s a dreary and awful night. The clouds are mushroom tapestries overhead my uneasy galloping in the electric night. The wind is racing steadily through the trees around me. With each step I fear a branch might collapse or a tree hinder the narrowing path. One strike of lightning. Two strikes of lightning. Thunder surrounds me. I see a break in the squall many miles ahead, but my mind swims in a disturbing hypothetical. What if… But I can’t think this way. [...]

Therafin’s Premium Boccia Ramp

Therafin + Innovation = ? In 2018, Therafin celebrates its fifty-year anniversary, a milestone that is indicative of the countless hours of life and labor that has been poured into a progressive and constantly changing rehabilitation industry. Because of Therafin’s history of highly professional designs and product manufacturing in a niche market, we decided to take our skills into the adaptive sports market to innovate new and improved industry favorites, like Boccia ramps. It was through this fun venture that Therafin Innovation™ [...]