RHM Innovations Inc. focuses on developing solutions for age related problems and for individuals with decreased mobility. The founders, Courtney J. Burris and Brandon J. Davis recently lost many of their loved ones to health-related issues from 2019-2020. They used these tragedies to fuel a business venture that produces products to improve the quality of life for individuals who struggle to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). They work every day to develop products to help the loved ones of their customers in the way they wished they could have helped their loved ones.

We are a young and hungry team that puts the end user at the center of every product design. We aspire to bring comfort, ease, and independence to aging individuals and aim to revolutionize the bathing process.

If you are interested in learning more about the founders, our team, or our products, then please explore our website or feel free to reach out to us!

RHM Innovations team



Making Activities of Daily Living Easier

RHM Innovations Inc. is a durable medical equipment company that seeks to assist individuals with activities of daily living (ADLs). They are primarily focused on the bathing process, both in terms of bringing a sense of ease and independence to aging individuals, as well as alleviating strain on their caregivers. Founded by CEO CJ Burris and CFO Brandon Davis ’24 (PhD) in November of 2020, RHM is a clear display of a love for helping people. From 2019-2020, both CJ and Brandon unfortunately lost close relatives, and both served as caregivers. Their experiences emboldened them to look for better, more dignified solutions for people just like their family members– honoring them, too, in the name of the company, which are the initials of the loved ones they lost.

RHM’s focal product is the Aiding Arm, which is currently in the beta testing stage. It is a shower chair attachment that moves a shower head side to side and back and forth, so a person would not have to contort their arm in an uncomfortable or impossible way. Other products they are working on include The Electric Aiding Arm, the Drop n’ Prop, and the Accessible Shower Caddy.

RHM has participated and excelled in countless different programs; the RIT Summer Accelerator program, multiple BXLP pitch competitions at SUNY Buffalo, and the Mark Ain Business Model Competition at UR, to name a few. Their most recent and largest achievements yet, though, were at the 2023 New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC), and the 2023 Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition. In both competitions, they were up against hundreds of other teams, all of whom had to pitch their business to hundreds of judges. Months of preparation, experience from previous participation in these programs, and years of product refinement through user-driven research set RHM up for great success; they won first place in both competitions, with a combined total of $50,000 to invest in their business.

Both CJ and Brandon are senior PhD candidates; CJ in Industrial and Systems Engineering from SUNY Buffalo, and Brandon in Biochemistry from UR. Once their studies are complete, both CJ and Brandon will be working full time for RHM, continuing to develop and perfect their products for eventual market release.


Co-founders Courtney and Brandon united over shared familial experiences and loss. Each letter in the company name RHM stands for the name of someone the team has loved and lost who motivates their work.


R stands for ROBERT and RACHAEL. Robert was co-founder Courtney's father and he is the inspiration for The Aiding Arm. Rachael is Courtney's best friend's mom and was like a second mom to Courtney.


H stands for HELENE. Helene was co-founder Brandon's aunt and motivated him to pursue biochemistry in an effort to find a cure for cancer.


M stands for MARVIN, MARCIA, and MARY -- Brand and Courtney's grandparents. Each of them were huge supporters of Brandon and Courtney from their childhood until graduate school.