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Husband invents underwear to help his wife with inflammatory bowel syndrome

Shared by tmmramalho on 2014-11-06 16:16

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Buck Weimer's wife suffers from Crohn's disease, which led her to have high flatulence. The situation was uncomfortable to both, namely at night when they slept together.

One day, after a Thanksgiving dinner, Buck started thinking that he needed to do something, and, after years of research, he perfected and patented the design for Under-Ease.

To curb the bad odours, Buck created a special sort of underwear that contains a filter which curbs the smells and makes their life easier.

The couple started a business out of this innovation and went both to the TV show Shark Tank in order to find investors. They did not receive any money, but their idea got projection. Buck Weimer also won, in 2001, the Ig Nobel Prize in biology for his invention, a prize to laugh and then think in Biology.

Adapted from: http://under-tec.com/category/blog/

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Buck Weimer, from USA, developed Under-Ease - underwear - for his wife who suffers from an inflammatory bowel syndrome.

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