Ken Kunz

Inventor, Managing Director Engineering - Emeritus

Ken Kunz

In Loving Memory of Ken Kunz, the inventor of Contino®

Today, we honor the remarkable life and legacy of Ken Kunz, the visionary behind the Contino®, whose ingenuity and determination transformed the landscape of urinary incontinence management. Ken's journey began with a passion for fixing things that started on the farm—an innate talent that propelled him through a successful 34-year career as an aircraft maintenance engineer with Air Canada, a job he cherished until he retired in 1986.

Born in 1931 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Ken's fascination with airplanes ignited at the tender age of seven. His relentless pursuit of knowledge led him to a career in aviation, where he excelled in troubleshooting and problem-solving. Even in retirement, Ken remained devoted to aviation, indulging in his love for rebuilding and flying old airplanes.


However, it was Ken's own battle with prostate cancer in 2006 that would set him on a path to revolutionize his own life and the lives of countless others facing urinary incontinence. Despite overcoming cancer, Ken was left grappling with the challenges of incontinence. Determined to find a better solution than adult diapers, Ken embarked on a journey of innovation.


Drawing from his expertise in hydraulics and fluidics, Ken conceptualized a revolutionary device—an ingenious plug designed to manage urinary incontinence with comfort and dignity. Through tireless experimentation and unwavering perseverance, Ken's prototype evolved into the internationally patented Contino®.


For Ken, the Contino® wasn't just a medical device; it was a symbol of hope and freedom. With Contino®, Ken reclaimed his life, enjoying almost 20 years of dryness and comfort without compromise. His invention not only restored his physical well-being but empowered him to live life to the fullest, unrestricted by the limitations of incontinence. He wore the plug, as he called it to the very end.

Ken's legacy lives on in every individual who benefits from the Contino®—a testament to his unwavering determination, innovative spirit, and boundless compassion. As we bid farewell to Ken, let us remember him not only for his remarkable achievements but for the indelible impact he made on the lives of countless individuals around the world.

Ken passed away surrounded by loved ones Feb 1, 2024.  He was 92 years old.

Rest in peace, Ken. Your legacy will continue to inspire and uplift generations to come.