Closing in on the Apple Watch release to several markets in April, one cannot help but think what feature or functionality could ultimately prove to be decisive in large scale adoption of it and of smart-watches in general. Hot debates have centered on the existence of a need to own another device doing exactly what your phone does, except it's placed on your wrist. But one area that could dramatically improve adoption for any future smart-watches is the human body and its deep-rooted mysteries - if it could track our activities in our benefit, and provide doctors with their results which in return could warn us in real-time about our bad habits, it could be the biggest positive impact of technology over actual evolution of humankind.
Health and technology are a clear match, and we have known that for some time now - think of all trackers placed on fitness equipment in gyms wherever. Even if it's simple technology, it's tracking that works, because it's useful. And Neurolumen encapsulated not one, but three of electrical/tech systems in order to alleviate pain.
Up to 70% reduction in pain in only 24 hours are reported on the Internet by patients and doctors alike - no wonder these guys are smiling
Neurolumen LLC, an Oklahoma-based company, is the parent of the device bearing the same name: a battery-powered system of up to eight laser diodes plus light-emitting diodes plus nerve stimulation gel pads which may be attached to your legs and feet and, after a session of 30 minutes, are said to significantly reduce all sorts of pain, from post-operatory to spasms or tingling. The product has been available in the US for more than two years, and it's available by prescription via insurance providers, in order for patients to see if coverage is available. Doctors also have been ordering it for use inside their medical wards. Testimonials, as said earlier, are really promising.
From a medical point of view, Neurolumen combines restorative properties of photonic interactions with the therapeutic effects of electro-stimulation. This enhances circulation and the tissue's ability to eliminate toxins easier from the affected cells.
No scoring will be given, since it wouldn't be fair without testing it a bit. But it seems to be a daunting challenge to have created it, and looking forward to some new developments to Neurolumen.