Award Winning

International Recognition for Innovation

CareWear honored for innovation in optical engineering and wearable technology

Odoo image and text block SPIE President  Maryellen Giger, Jenoptik’s Ralf Karschnereit and Mark Himel presented the Startup Challenge award to CareWear’s CEO Chris Castel.

CareWear was a winner of the SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) 2018 Startup Challenge Award at Photonics West in San Francisco.

CareWear was awarded a $5000 prize for its wearable therapeutic light patch that uses printed LEDs and cadmium free quantum dots to relieve pain, accelerate tissue recovery and improve muscle performance. 



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CareWear was selected as one of the top 2019 finalists at the 10th IoT/WTInnovation World Cup®, and was also named as a finalist for the Gore Innovation Center Prize.

An international panel of judges selected 26 finalists out of nearly 500 submissions for their level of innovation, marketability, and usability.  Read More


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ISPO named CareWear as one of the “5 Sports Start-Ups You Should Know in 2019” and noting that “these innovative wearables will be disrupting the sports industry.” 

ISPO.com provides news and trends from the sports equipment and technology industries. The ISPO annual conference is the world's largest trade fair for sporting goods and sportswear. Read More



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