Reliefband Technologies, a company based in Horsham, PA, revealed their new Reliefband Neurowave during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The Reliefband Neurowave is a smart-band that offers a drug-free treatment for nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, morning sickness, post-surgery, and even with virtual reality gaming.
The Reliefband Neurowave employs FDA-cleared and patented technology that delivers electric pulses of a specific waveform, frequency, and intensity to the median nerve on the underside of the user’s wrist. Through stimulating the median nerve, the Reliefband Neurowave utilizes the process of neuromodulation to alter the neural activity of the emetic center in the brain stem and effectively block incoming signals from the stomach that can lead to nausea and vomiting. Users can adjust the intensity of the electric pulses to whatever level most optimally relieves their symptoms, and many users report relief within a matter of minutes. The Reliefband Neurowave can be worn all day and is free of the safety concerns possible with antiemetic medications.
Although Reliefband Technologies’ previous wristband (Reliefband) incorporated essentially the same technology, the updated design and features of the Reliefband Neurowave make it the most advanced model yet. The Reliefband Neurowave features a new, aesthetically pleasing design that comes in a comfortable, J-shape band, which can be donned easily with just one hand. Additionally, the band’s design and the use of a hypoallergenic surgical steel contact ensure proper fit and efficient transmission of electric pulses to the median nerve to decrease user error and maximize user comfort. The Reliefband Neurowave features ten intensity settings compared to five for Reliefband’s previous model, to further optimize user comfort and symptom relief. The Reliefband Neurowave also comes equipped with a fully rechargeable battery.
“For the 60 million Americans who frequently suffer with motion sickness and the nearly 80% of women who experience morning sickness during pregnancy, the Reliefband Neurowave is simply life-changing.” said Nick Spring, CEO, Reliefband Technologies. “The Reliefband Neurowave was developed in response to customers who told us they had given up hope of controlling their nausea. Their lives are greatly impacted by this motion sickness. They avoid any activity or situation that brings on symptoms. We wanted to help those who are sick of feeling sick by making a drug-free device that is easy to use and elegant to wear over long periods. This way they can start living their lives without the worry, embarrassment, discomfort and inconvenience nausea can bring.”
The Reliefband Neurowave is expected to become commercially available for about $150 early within the second quarter of this year.