SOLEMENDER® was invented at the age of twelve by Ehan Kamat.
After watching his mother roll a frozen toy on her foot to alleviate foot pain, he learned that the medical community often recommends freezing a water bottle and rolling the sole of the foot on it to treat foot pain such as plantar fasciitis.
Ehan, a lifelong idea guy, thought that a refreezable roller with a nonskid base would be a more effective, less messy alternative than a frozen water bottle.
Ehan prototyped his invention at home then, with the assistance of his father went on to submit a patent on the SOLEMENDER® (pending).
The name SOLEMENDER® is derived from the first act of the play JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare where a cobbler claims to be “a mender of bad soles”.
The SOLEMENDER® is an exciting new way to treat plantar fasciitis pain.
Ehan hopes that his idea will help relieve pain in millions of people suffering from this condition.
Ehan is a member of Independent Youth, a national teen entrepreneurship empowerment organization.
Ehan has (along the way) been fortunate to win a number of awards:
- 2017 Saint Louis University Angels in the Outfield Pitch Contest (Second Place)
-2017 Baylor University Youth Entrepreneur of the Year (Second Place)
-2016 Saint Louis University Angels in the Outfield Pitch Contest (Grand Prize)
-2016 Upstart 100 (Top 21 Inventors in the United States)
-2016 Saint Louis University Angels in the Outfield Contest (Grand Prize)
-2015 Saint Louis University Teen Escalator Pitch Contest (Grand Prize)
-2015 Start-Up Weekend Saint Louis (Grand Prize)
Ehan and his dad, Vinay appeared on ABC's Emmy Award-winning show Shark Tank (Season 9, Episode 4) where all the sharks including guest shark A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) tried the Solemender. Since the episode people from all over the world have reached out with positive reviews of the Solemender.