Lakehead Mechanical Engineering alum Ali Habib, who graduated in 2003, and his sister Dr. Sharmin Habib have developed a new solution for people experiencing digital eyestrain.
Umay REST uses a combination of cold and warmth, along with subtle vibrations and thermal waves, to soothe sore eyes and offer a reflective, meditative experience.
“Our bodies and minds are interconnected,” Ali says, “and as someone who has personally struggled with mental health challenges in the past, I recognize the importance of taking a holistic approach to wellness.”
With $650,000 in sales in its first six months, Umay REST has proven to be a runaway success. Ali and his sister’s success with Umay REST was further solidified when they appeared on the CBC’s Dragon’s Den television show in 2022, which you can watch on CBC Gem.
You can read the full story in the Spring 2023 edition of the Lakehead University alumni magazine.