Sprout found himself in a bad situation when his momma pig fell on him. This is a huge problem in the farming industry. According to Matthew Rooda, CEO of startup SwineTech says that 116 million piglets died last year because of this and his company is on a mission to make sure that number drastically decreases. Their product Swineguard detects piglet squealing then delivers a small shock (similar to a dog collar) to the momma pig so she moves out of the way and doesn’t crush the piglets.
As for Sprout, he’s in good hands with his community of humans taking care of him at Crossfit North Reston, where his owner Melissa works out. The crossfit community has really stepped up to rally around saving little Sprout who was almost put down from his injury. Now, his road to recovery includes specific exercises to strengthen his muscles but could use your help. Since you all come from a background in medical technology, what other ideas do you have that can help little Sprout?