Quell: Wearable Device For Reducing Chronic Pain

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Quell: Wearable Device For Reducing Chronic Pain

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.

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About the Author:

Gary Kaplan, DO
Gary Kaplan, D.O. is the founder and medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and author of Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression. A pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Kaplan is one of only 19 physicians in the country to be board-certified in both Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves on the Advisory Committee to Health and Human Services for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To read Dr. Kaplan's complete bio, click here.