Many people across the Globe suffer from chronic pain. Some recent studies show that nearly 100 million suffer from chronic pain in USA alone. Many of these people are either consumers of pain relief tablets or users of pain relief oils or balms. This becomes a serious health issue. Many complaints that they don’t get proper sleep due to this pain. This ultimately affects their day to day activities and also affects them in their societal, personal as well marital life.
As a remedy for all these Neurometrix an American Company in Healthcare sector has come out with an innovative technology. The new system is named as “Quell” – a wearable device for curing pain. It is the first of its kind in the world. It is made by adjoining the features of Neurotechnological Science and Technology of smartphone. The new device is approved by FDA and is 100% free from drugs.
Quell is a wearable lightweight and non-offensive device. It can be stick to body by a strap. The device stimulates the sensory nerves in upper calf of body through electrodes in device. Thus enables these nerves to transmit neural impulses to brain. This in turn accelerates the secretion of opioids-natural pain relief response present in central nervous system. Thus it gives relief to pain to patients within 15 minutes of strapping the device.
Due to slimness of the design it can be worn while sleeping also. Then it overlook patient’s sleep quality and automatically adjust to sleep patterns. This feature can be managed via iPhone app by using bluetooth facility. The only drawback with this device is that the customer is required to buy electrodes that stimulates sensory nerves periodically.
Who all will get the Benefit?
It will give relief to sufferers of Painful diabetic Neuropathy, where the nerves of such people get damaged in hands, feet due to high glucose level in blood. This device is a relief to those having Fibromyalgia, where the sufferer will have continuous muscle pain, tenderness and fatigue along with hypersensitivity to pressure. This device proved to be good for Sciatica affected persons where the disease affects only one side of the body. It is difficult to cure due to its irregularity and weakening and constant pain for patient. It is also a relief to Osteoarthritis patients also. It is a common type of Arthritis, occurs when joint ends of your bones wears down over passage of time, mainly affecting bones at spine, knees and hips.
Pricing of Device
The device will cost around $250 and approximately ₹15773, but by pre ordering it can be bought at low price of $199 or ₹12555. The device is available for pre order on Indiegogo. But the detail of its launch is still unknown. Within such a short span of time, the company has over-subscribed with pre order. With this company raised 226% of original funding mark. The huge number of pre order shows that the device is going to hit market and will definitely begin a new revolution in tech market. It will set a beginning mark of innovative gadgets for healthcare of people.