Tech Companies Trying to Prevent Opioid Addiction with Pain Relief Wearables

Wearables for pain relief

 

Wearables for pain relief
Image: Sana

The US is confronted with one of its worst ever drug shocks. About 50 million people in the United States experience chronic pain every day or just about every day, and many people resort to opioid to alleviate pain. That turns up this leads to addiction which kills more than 900 people a week overdoses relating to opioids.

 

Sana

Sana, a Colorado-based device, allows users wear wearable masks 15 minutes before bed or 15 minutes during the day to place them in a state where they feel comfortable and less painful. The Sana mask tracks minute shifts for each heartbeat and precisely administers synchronized light and sound stimuli to activate the user’s brain’s audio and visual cortex, reports CNBC.

Quell 2.0

At PAINWeek 2018, NeuroMetrix, a medical device company focusing on diagnosing and treating the neurological complications of diabetes, unveiled its breakthrough in chronic pain management, a portable pain reduction system called Quell® 2.0. The new Quell 2.0 device is smarter, more powerful and 50 percent smaller, and to make it easier to use, the Quell app has been completely redesigned. Quell is drug-free and has been cleared by the FDA for treatment of chronic pain without a prescription.

Cefaly wearable for pain relief
Image: Cefaly

Oska Pulse

Oska Wellness, pioneer in wellness technology solutions, the next generation Oska Pulse system announced at digital Experience by Pepcom at CES 2019.

Oska Pulse is a groundbreaking pain management system that is safe from medications
That has been proven clinically to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, improve
Mobility and pain relief with Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) Engineering. Key device advances offer added customer convenience and include:

  1. Three times longer sessions for 90-minute PEMF pain relief sessions
  2. 50 percent longer battery life – 15-hour total run time.

 

Cefaly

Wearable system made by Cefaly to treat acutely m igraines were approved to the FDA in 2017. The computer is mounted on the front for headache for one or two hours. It sends electrical pulses down the skin a  sedative effect for relieving the trigeminal nerve in the face too much discomfort. The wearable makes a substantial reduction in the use of medicines and quality of the person suffering, life improved.

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