Asterisk was started by a group of athletes, including several motocross riders with extensive backgrounds in the design and use of orthopedic devices. The motivation behind the formation and growth of the company was, and still is, to bring state-of-the-art protection and performance-enhancing products directly to the athletes. Asterisk introduced the Cell Knee Protection System as its first product back in April of 2001 to satisfy the need for high-level knee protection, making them available directly to athletes at an affordable price. In May of 2006, Asterisk introduced The Germ Knee Protection System, designed specifically for kids. Paralleling the form, fit, and function of the best orthopedic knee braces, Asterisk's knee protection systems are a giant leap forward in design and affordability.