Sir Isaac Newton found his inspiration in an apple. MaryCarol Dolivier found hers in a bag of frozen peas.
After Dolivier tumbled down a flight of stairs a few years ago she was forced to lay on the couch for several weeks, a bag of frozen peas propped on her swollen knee.
The bag leaked when it melted. When she refroze it, the peas formed a lumpy iceberg. The squishy mess they became when microwaved made them a totally unacceptable choice for heat therapy.
Dolivier knew she could do better.
Along with her partner, Arthur Blackwood, Dolivier invented Frozenpeaz, green-tinted, pea-shaped glass beads that heat and cool a lot like… well, frozen peas.
"If you just get a simple bump or bruise, we are not what you are looking for," Dolivier said. "But if you're serious about sports or if you have a chronic injury or you are someone who is relying on hot and cold therapy on a regular basis, a bag of peas simply will not do."
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