Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:12:46 +00001 Million Cups - 02 Safety Strap - 7/25/171 Million Cups - 02 Safety Strap - 7/25/17http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7015718?cpt=8&wpid=2637KOLR[?] >> kelly: welcome to the show, samuel hall, the inventor of spire solutions. >> guest: thanks for having me. >> kelly: what is the o two safety strap? >> guest: the o two safety strap manages long and short oxygen hoses, worn by supplemental oxygen users, reducing the tripping hazards. >> kelly: how did you come up with this idea? >> guest: tripping and falling. >> jeremy: oh, gotcha. >> kelly: so you are somebody who uses oxygen? >> guest: yes, i still do. >> jeremy: you still do? >> guest: yes. >> jeremy: did you have a health concern you have to wear the oxygen, and you saw there's a need because you were tripping over it? >> guest: absolutely. 15 years ago, i was diagnosed with bronchial hypertension. 2011, they put me on supplemental oxygen. the problem started there. >> jeremy: and you actually fell and hurt yourself tripping on oxygen wire? >> guest: absolutely. i tripped and tore my >> kelly: so has this solution helped people? >> guest: absolutely. got great feedback from professional healthcare and from users like myself. >> jeremy: does this make you more mobile? >> guest: absolutely. >> jeremy: i see people wheeling oxygen carts at the store. can i try it on? >> guest: absolutely. >> kelly: this takes place of the one that you wheel, right? >> guest: absolutely. this helps -- >> jeremy: it's soft and light, too. which is nice. >> guest: absolutely. here we go. com >> jeremy: there we go. will i just want to see what it feels like. that's so nice if people can be mobile, if they have oxygen. >> guest: absolutely. >> jeremy: and there's nothing else like this on the market, you said? >> guest: there's a couple of things out there. not quite like this. you've got the tidy tubing and the easy reel. but the difference is they're -- keeps you secluded at home. with ours, you can use it at home and out and about. it's portable. for portable oxygen devices. >> kelly: that's fantastic. so this is your idea. and you combined with 1 million cups, right? >> guest: absolutely. >> kelly: talk about how their feedback helped you. did you make any changes? >> no, we didn't make any changes. this is a finished product. my business partner, who is not here today, mike, i am he thinking about you out there. >> kelly: hi, mike! >> guest: great guy. when we had the opportunity to present at 1 million cups, and the door was just opened. and man, i'll tell you what, the following day, the phone just blew up! and i'm here. >> jeremy: wow, that's awesome. you recently won an award. that's amazing for a new product. tell us about that. >> guest: thank you. 2015, we got a win out there. didn't even had a product. we just had a couple of prototypes made. and entered into the impex innovation show they had in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. and walked away with an award, and was really shocked. when they called our name, we was having a couple of drinks and hanging out. [laughter] and my business partner's wife said knuckle heads, they called you. go up there! [laughter] >> kelly: you certainly filled a void, a need for folks. >> guest: absolutely. >> kelly: you are going to be the first one to give this to the lady of israel. what is this? >> guest: well, we were approached. i was on linkedin and i do quite a bit of networking with professional healthcare workers. and there was a picture of the first lady of israel. and she was walking hand-in-hand with the first lady trump. and i just happened to send a little text and said hey, the only thing she's missing is the o2 safety strap. and about six hours later, i was approached by a professional healthcare worker that said hey, if you had the opportunity to hand deliver one to the first lady of israel, would you? absolutely i would. >> jeremy: that's amazing! >> guest: it's in the works. we're waiting for her to say yes. and once she says yes, hopefully, we will. >> jeremy: you know what, people might think of just elderly or sick people. but a lot of different people and ages need oxygen. >> guest: absolutely. >> jeremy: this is going to help people be active and have a normal life with their oxygen. can you buy it now? >> guest: absolutely. you can purchase this at www.o2safetystrap.com for $27.95. >> kelly: that's amazing! >> jeremy: that's so affordable! >> kelly: having this need, you want to help people as well. >> guest: absolutely. that's our overall -- that's where we're headed. is just to improve the quality of life, and help as many supplemental oxygen users as we can. >> jeremy: thank you. so good to meet you. god bless you, my friend! thank you, thank you, thank you! >> kelly: it's wonderful.