The philosopher Plato said “Necessity…the mother of invention” and that is exactly how PACEGUARD was created…out of necessity.

Young Zoie had a pacemaker implanted on her third birthday. A few years later, Zoie wanted to play softball just like the other girls in her town. Her doctors wanted her to wear some type of protective gear but didn’t know of a specific product and suggested a catcher’s vest. After her first game and questions from both teammates and parents about what was under her uniform, she wanted to quit.

Not only was it cumbersome, she was very self-conscious and embarrassed. Sharon asked her neighbor Frank Armstrong, Certified Athletic Trainer and Civil Engineer, for his help. With his many years of experience as an athletic trainer, along with his engineering background, he was able to create a customized protective guard for Zoie’s pacemaker site that was discreet and effective.

After several years of research, development and perfecting the design, PACEGUARD was born. Since then, hundreds of “pacers”

have benefited from this truly remarkable device.


Please visit our Testimonials page to learn more about our Pacers all over the world.