How Wearables Can Help Chronic Pain Sufferers
This company creates portable deep heat therapy for those who need relief on the go
For people living with illness like arthritis and fibromyalgia, or who have suffered from serious injury, pain is a part of the day-to-day routine. While there are technological advances that can help with these pains, most often they have to be used in a professional’s office or done at home. VIVY, a wearable device, is attempting to bring that same relief to patients no matter where they are.
VIVY is a heat therapy band for either the back or the knee that creates a low powered heat to relieve pain. The device uses diathermy, which utilizes high-frequency electromagnetic currents to create heat, a technique often used in physical therapy to relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. They partnered with Whipsaw, a design and engineering firm, in order to create a flexible and durable design for their heat therapy technology. The goal of the product is to be portable and easy to use, allowing customers to use the device wherever they need it most.