IDEO + neurometrix design wearable drug-free substitute to help treat chronic pain
 
IDEO + neurometrix design wearable drug-free substitute to help treat chronic pain IDEO + neurometrix design wearable drug-free substitute to help treat chronic pain
dec 02, 2015

IDEO + neurometrix design wearable drug-free substitute to help treat chronic pain

IDEO + neurometrix design wearable drug-free substitute to help treat chronic pain
all images courtesy of IDEO

 

 

 

 

neurometrix a health-care company based in massachusetts teamed up with IDEO to develop ‘quell’ to help treat chronic pain for people suffering from conditions such as nerve, arthritic, back, leg and foot pain. using a wearable intensive nerve stimulation, this device triggers widespread relief and in a clinical study, reduced chronic pain and use of medication in the majority of users.

IDEO-neurometrix-quell-chronic-pain-relief-designboom-02the neurometrix ‘quell’ is a simple band that wraps around the leg

 

 

 

neurometrix came to IDEO to help create the industrial design, interaction design and mechanical engineering to bring ‘quell’ to the consumer market. the main unit is placed in a sports band with a lightweight, slim design that fits comfortable on the upper calf, and delivers therapy for chronic pain to the body. the patented technology is customized and automatically adjusts the therapy dose for optimal relief. an accompanying app developed by atomic object, allow users to track treatment sessions, measure and understand the quality of their sleep as it relates to their pain, and personalize device settings. ‘IDEO’s expertise in leveraging consumer insights around our neurotechnology and application to pain relief translated into a lightweight, high tech, product design that seamlessly fit into our end users’ lives,’  says president and CEO of neurometrix, dr. shai gozani.

 

IDEO-neurometrix-quell-chronic-pain-relief-designboom-03 the main unit that applies the therapy dosesIDEO-neurometrix-quell-chronic-pain-relief-designboom-04 the accompanied app

  • Interesting and worth consideration. Apparently more limited application than implied here i.e. leg and foot pain from peripheral neuropathy.

    Rich says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

technology news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
492,120 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample