Rehab with Robots

A new generation of robotics is helping debilitated patients regain much of their former abilities by using technology that essentially communicates with muscles when the brain cannot. 

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FDA Grants Theranica De Novo to Market First Smartphone-controlled Acute Migraine-relief Wearable Device

Theranica, a bio-medical technology company developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other pain disorders, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a De Novo request for its smartphone-controlled electroceutical, Nerivio Migra®, utilizing Remote Electrical Neuromodulation for the acute treatment of migraine. 

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Can Tech 'Objectively' Assess Pain?

Some combination of data and machinery may, go the pronouncements of the tech world, do what millennia of humans have been unable to: accurately feel someone else's pain.  Full story.  

'Alexa, I’m in pain': Tool Delivers Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Chronic Pain Sufferers

Researchers at Penn State are developing a way to deliver on-demand, guided mindfulness practices via Amazon Alexa to patients experiencing chronic pain. Through their method, a smart assistant will provide Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices to individuals in their homes. 

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These Tech Companies Aim to Cure Pain without Pills

AAPM Member Jennifer Hah, MD MS, comments in this CNBC article about the advantages of pain relieving devices, such as neuromodulation and other technologies. 

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