One of the highlight’s from my visit to the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV earlier this year was Quell – a wearable electronic device that uses cutting-edge technology to manage pain.
Using wearable intensive nerve stimulation (WINS) to block pain signals in the body, the device is designed to be worn around the calf, secured by a strap, and can be used day and night, even during sleep, which for chronic pain sufferers is often one of the most difficult periods of the day.
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As the opioid crisis grows larger each year, finding practical solutions for drug-free pain management is critical. Quell reports that 67% of its users see a reduction in their use of pain medication, with 81% of its users reporting an improvement in their chronic pain symptoms – exciting statistics to hear as a physician.
I had a chance to speak with the CEO of Quell, Shai Gozani, MD, PhD, where he explained in more detail how it works. You can view our conversation above.