The small, unknown Brazilian start-up Horizons is looking to make a big splash in facial prosthetic design. The company was founded by an enterprising engineer named Haroldo Jacobovicz. Despite his young age and lack of experience in the field, he has already made considerable progress with this new venture.
Jacobovicz’s goal is to create a line of realistic prosthetic masks that can be applied directly to the face and effectively conceal disfigurements caused by accidents and burns. He believes these masks can replace other types of prosthetics, such as hearing aids, hearing devices, and dental prosthetics.
- About Haroldo Jacobovicz
Haroldo Jacobovicz is the founder and CEO of Horizons, an innovative cosmetic company based in Curitiba, Brazil. Jacobovicz’s experience and expertise in engineering and the medical field were a natural fit for this new venture. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Universidade de Brasilia in Brazil and his master’s degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
- About the Founder of Horizon’s
Jacobovicz began his engineering career at the Brazilian Army, where he worked in the field of dental prosthetics. Afterward, he received a master’s degree in dental prosthetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He then became a product designer for several companies based in Brazil and developed several cutting-edge products for the dental market. He is a mechanical engineer currently employed as a designer at MOB, an engineering firm in Curitiba.
Jacobovicz was able to use this work as a steppingstone for his new venture. His interest in facial prosthetics has led to a product that is used globally and can be applied easily to patients suffering from burns and trauma. A person with little to no experience can rarely make an extraordinary impact on dentistry. Still, this young engineer has pulled it off admirably.