Japan is a super-aged society. One of the most serious issues are fractures from falling. Even going short distances, falling can cause broken bones.
Fractures makes walking difficult. And then leads to bedridden.
Fractures from falling breaks not only the personal Well-Being but also the family’s and society’s.
So we started thinking.
Can we make a floor which doesn’t break our bones when we fall?
We have created a floor Innovation.
COROYAWA -fall fractures free-
CORAYAWA, anti fall fractures product, has achieved an impossible characteristic with its unique structure.
Combining hardness for easy walking and softness prevent fall fractures only when falling.
Mechanical metamaterial technology was the answer.
It becomes soft when it detects a sudden load & weight.
However, it retains its firmness on a regular basis therefore you can walk or use your cane and wheelchair normally.
Our Current Customers and Achievements
COROYAWA has won some of the most prestigious product awards in Japan and has received attention.
More than 400 hospitals and welfare facilities have installed our product COROYAWA in Japan.
Zero femur fractures and zero fatalities have been reported on COROYAWA. (as of August 2022)
In addition, we are conducting joint-research with various hospitals and academic institutions.
In the future, we plan to attach IoT sensors to COROYAWA.
We use the data to further understand falls and fall fractures for the benefit of the world.
We will also expand our business beyond medical industry by “Mechanical metamaterials” and “IoT”.
Magic Shields, founded in 2019, is a startup that researches and develops new materials and structures “mechanical metamaterials” based on automotive engineering and medicine. To reduce the increasing number of fractures caused by falls worldwide, Magic Shields has developed COROYAWA, an innovative floor material to combine the two properties of “walking stability” and “shock absorption,” which were previously considered difficult to combine.
We Magic Shields aim to break the vicious cycle by realizing a society in which all people can move freely at their own l without worrying about fractures. Also our mission is to reduce the number of people worldwide who become “bedridden” due to fractures.
Meet Our Founder
FOUNDER & CEO, Master of Science in Robotics / MBA
In 14 years of engineering career at Yamaha Motor, he had designed and developed motorcycles and also led new business development. One of the products he led was motorcycles for "SUPERCROSS".
His personal experience of losing his grandmother from injuries and friends in the wake of disasters and terrorism increases his ambition to reduce injuries from the world. He started inventing "protecting people" products and founded Magic Shields, Inc. in November 2019 to eliminate injuries from the world.
Investors and Our Customer
COROYAWA has won some of the most prestigious product awards in Japan and has received attention. More than 200 hospitals and welfare facilities in Japan have installed our product COROYAWA. Zero femur fractures and zero fatalities have been reported on COROYAWA. (as of June 2022) In addition, we are conducting joint-research with various hospitals.
Director at Inclusion Japan, Inc.
We are very pleased to have invested in Magic Shields and support their challenge to reduce the risk of fall fractures and extend healthy life expectancy. I can see a future in which people's activities are limited in order to avoid fall fractures, and those who watch over them are constantly under pressure to keep their eyes on them, but with Magic Shields, people can enjoy a safer and more secure life without falling seriously. We will do our utmost to help maximize the value of the customer experience by drawing on our experience in managing retail and service businesses.
Healthcare Safety Manager
It has been about a year since we installed COROYAWA in the room of a patient who uses a wheelchair (with hemiplegia) and falls frequently (about once every 1 to 2 months). So far there have been no broken bones. We feel very relieved.
Staff of Nursing Home
Staff of Nursing Home
During night shifts and other times when there are few staff, it was difficult to visit the residents when the bed release sensor sounded, so there was always a concern of them falling and breaking a bone. But with the COROYAWA I don't have to worry if I can't get there right away.