Heesu Kim, then a renown physical therapist and now the president of the Kanuda Research Institute, initiates the Kanuda projects, which was to improve the quality of sleep for his patients through development of at-home physical therapy tools and products
Creates the original version of the ‘Head Nap’ and supplies to medical and acupuncture clinics around the country
Registers the 'Kanuda' brand
Registers the first patent under the Head Nap's original name, ‘HEAD RESTER’
Develops the next version of the Head Nap traction pillow. Registers 2nd patent under Medical treatment Device, Fascia Releaser
Registers with CE Europe (Medical Class 1)
Received endorsement and certification from the Korea Physical Therapist Association
Certifies ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008.
Registers trade mark ‘Kanuda’
Kanuda launches and sells out on CJ O Shopping (Korea's largest home shopping channel)
Registers with US FDA (Classification: Medical treatment Device)
Expands orthopedic pillow line-up, pelvic nap, and leg pillow.
Flagship store opens in Chungdam
Launches in China, Japan, and Taiwan
Flagship store #2 opens in Busan
Launches in Russia
Launches Kanuda USA in the U.S.