In her work as an occupational therapist, Heather Jose identified a need for a functional but subtle product to assist patients with sensory issues. With the help of CMURC, she developed the Theramazing weighted hat—a portable, inconspicuous and effective solution that helps individuals with sensory needs feel calmer and more focused.

Heather founded Theramazing and brought her product from concept to creation in the heart of the Great Lakes bay region. She began her entrepreneurial journey by first pitching her idea to the Central Michigan University Research Corporation, where she received the resources she needed to launch her startup. The Theramazing weighted hat allows students to stay in the classroom, or other social setting, while still having their sensory needs met. For more information, visit:

Theramazing is part of MEDC’s Entrepreneurs in Elevators video series that follows serial entrepreneur and innovator, David Ollila as he connects with some of the most passionate entrepreneurs and innovative companies across Michigan. Follow along with the series to hear their stories of trials and triumphs, and learn about the ecosystem in the state that allowed them to bring their ideas to life. Contact the MEDC Entrepreneurship and Innovation team to learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities in Michigan and to gain access to valuable business resources.