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Biometric Technology Enters Chronic Pain Treatment Arena

A new spin on old technology was recently introduced to the pain management world.  The old technology is something that some chronic pain sufferers are familiar with--i.e. the TENS unit. The new spin introduces a new twist to using a TENS unit, by way of biometrics.




This new product, known commercially as Cur (pronounced "cure"), delivers a wireless signal to the accompanying TENS unit by way of biometrics. The biometric component has sensors that detect muscle vibrations that signal the TENS unit when it needs to work.  The Cur device is very small...it fits on a band that can be worn on the upper arm.

One important thing you should know..as of this writing,the Cur device is still awaiting FDA approval. No devices will be shipped to consumers until the approval process is complete, according to the manufacturer's web site.  Since this is the case, we will have to wait and see if it's a great product--or a flop.

You can find out more about the product and the FDA approval status on the company website which you can reach by clicking here.

Sources: Cur.me; Mashable.com;wikimedia

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