At the IFA 2014, Philips has come up with innovation in personal health and well-being and has announced connected BlueTouch and PulseRelief. These new products are designed to give persistent pain sufferers a more flexible way to manage their pain and maximize pain relief for a more active life. These devices are also app-enabled which can be controlled wirelessly from an iPhone or iPad using the Philips Treatment app.
According to research, 68% of sufferers confirm that pain affects their ability to work while for 58% it prevents sleep. This is where the new devices offer help.
Offering natural, drug-free relief from muscular back pain, BlueTouch uses innovative blue light therapy delivered simply and easily through the use of a wireless wearable patch to aid recovery and repair of damaged muscles and give soothing, beneficial warmth. It works by using blue LED light to stimulate the release of the body’s own nitric oxide (NO).
Offering wireless, app-controlled TENS (Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation) therapy for more comfort and complete freedom of movement to help maintain mobility, the Philips PulseRelief helps relieve mild to moderate chronic musculoskeletal pain. PulseRelief lets you enjoy everyday activities while relieving pain, at home or out and about. Easy and convenient to use, you can manage and personalize treatment from your iPhone or iPad.
Philips claims that these products have been developed working closely with leading healthcare professionals, and these products have been extensively researched and tested to offer clinically proven, natural pain relief with no need for pills. The new Philips BlueTouch and PulseRelief products will be available from September 2014 and November 2014 respectively in store and online. Prices have not been announced for these products.[Via Engadget]