GAINESVILLE, Va. — CastMedic Designs was awarded $20,000 as the winner of the "Steve's Top Inventor" competition on the nationally syndicated "Steve Harvey Show," the company announced last week.
The award-winning invention, chosen by Steve Harvey's live studio audience, was designer fashion accessories for medical boots. Almost 4 million people in the U.S. will have surgery or sustain an injury and end up wearing a medical boot this year, noted company founder Christina Daves. "This first of its kind product is revolutionizing the medical industry by showing consumers that adding fashion to function when placed in bulky, unattractive medical devices brings a positive experience to the healing process," she noted.
Earlier this year, Daves was recognized as one of the Top 200 Leading Moms in Business by StartupNation.com, the company stated.
Prior to the airing of the competition, Daves appeared on "NBC Washington Mid-Day with Barbara Harrison." To view that segment, click here.