Hello, my name is Mary Fenske, the inventor and engineer of the revolutionary Posture Wings™ bra.
By 2006, I was in constant pain due to injuries sustained in my youth. One morning I woke up and lost the use of my arms!
I began physical therapy where they diagnosed both the pain and lack of mobility as a result of compression on my neck due to my poor posture.
When I asked my PT “where can I find a posture brace?” she informed me that no effective brace existed.
At that moment, I was determined to design a posture brace that would help me and other women, so I began prototyping the solution with a bra.
As I researched the history of bras it became clear that the modern bra design is flawed, even harmful! I learned women suffer significant neck, shoulder, and back pain because we have fragile anatomy and dynamic breast tissue.
What started on my kitchen table, turned into several years of working with leaders in biomechanics, physical therapy, and technical garment construction. I spent 4 months at NC State, College of Textiles (with a product development class dedicated to Posture Wings), and spent a month at the HAX incubator in Shenzhen China.
The core technology is patented with manual, wired, wireless, and phase change technology capabilities for any type of upper torso garment, my first run attained consumer feedback and scientific proof from the University of Washington.
My design has even been honored with a Health Innovator Award.