Soon a new wearable may be coming to market that uses a technology called diathermy to help alleviate muscle and joint pain, as well as to help with healing and improve the benefits of physical training. The VIVY device directs short-wave radio frequencies into the target area, heating tissues from within rather than just at the surface. It’s slightly reminiscent of being put inside a microwave, but the underlying technology is nothing new and has been used in a variety of settings for decades.
The VIVY wraps around the affected spot and snaps together using Velcro. Two transmitters within the interior of the band direct the RF energy at the leg, arm, or back that it’s wrapped around. There will be multiple sizes of the VIVY device depending on the needs of each person.
The developers of the VIVY promise a smartphone interface and intuitive controls on the product. We’ll have to see how well it works once it’s available to purchase.
Though this is still a work in progress and still requires FDA clearance, the company is raising money on Indiegogo to help fund the initial production run of the VIVY.
Indiegogo campaign: VIVY: Reclaim Your Life From Pain…