Jennifer had her lightbulb moment for Throat Scope in a doctor’s clinic after she was asked to restrain her child so the doctor could conduct an oral cavity examination. After questioning this age-old method, Jennifer went home and scoured the Internet for similar devices. Everything in existence was either expensive, impractical or highly ineffective.
Knowing this, Jennifer sought to revolutionise oral cavity examinations and after designing her first prototype, knew that Throat Scope was a device that was desperately needed within the healthcare industry and for use at home.
In 2011, Throat Scope won “What’s Your Big Idea Qld?” from the Queensland Government. The money awarded from this went into refining and developing the device further. The next few years following this were also spent in development and with Jennifer adding to her family, with two more children added to the mix.
Always looking for an opportunity, Jennifer was chosen to feature on Shark Tank Australia in 2015. Throat Scope walked away with a deal from tech entrepreneur Steve Baxter and national exposure which would excel Throat Scope to market. In this year, Throat Scope was also a recipient of a Sydney Design Award as a gold winner.