September 12, 2016

Thermapparel is a startup company that participated in this past Saunders Summer Startup Program at RIT. They are working on integrating modern phase change cooling technology into discrete and flexible garments for Multiple Sclerosis patients. With a wide range of both cooling strengths and garment options, Thermapparel enables MS patients to remain active even on the hottest days.


With the help, expertise and advice from the Simone Center at RIT, along with the hard work and dedication of the team, Thermapparel is looking to move forward with their products. Thermapparel, along with four other RIT teams, also just recently were nominated as finalists for the 2016 Digital Rochester GREAT Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards in a couple of weeks on September 22.

Stay tuned for next week's Innovation Spotlight Story on Otto and Bikelomatic Complexity.

For more information on the Digital Rochester GREAT Awards please visit their website:

These teams were also just recently mentioned in a University News Article: