The BlueTouch Pain Relief Patch is a non-invasive and wearable pain relief device from Philips for people with chronic muscular back pain. To put it simply, the electronic patch has been designed to strip around your body for backache. The low-risk class 2a medical product is meant to stimulate production of nitric oxide (NO) in the skin thanks to its blue LED light. It is scientifically proven that nitric oxide can set off many protective and preventive processes in the body, thus helping people with back pain relax immensely.
The Pain Relief Patch can relax the body muscles with a mechanism that concentrates on increasing blood circulation in the skin. The patch is manufactured with a number of blue LEDs in its inner part. A user can fasten the patch around his/her body using its elastic band. Well, the blue LEDs lay in contact with your back muscles, thus boosting them to kill pain with no injection or medications required.
Philips claims that a person can alleviate back pain by using the Blue Touch Pain in two sessions of 15 to 30 minutes. The non-invasive and drug-/chemical-free pain killer has been developed after immense research and through an acute production stage. Around 100 prototypes of the Pain Relief device were made in the initial stage of development, says Mat Bembridge, the chief developer.
Philips, the Dutch electronics company, has just moved on to develop this product which is inspired by some innovative new technological advances and market requirement at hand. Indeed, in a time about 37 percent of adults around the globe are suffering from chronic back pain, a device like the Blue Touch Pain is highly appreciable.
If it works great, patients can find huge relief from the disturbing backache and other muscular pains without the need to take in many more medications. Let us see what David Aubert, Venture Manager, Philips Lighting says of the product.
As well as being aware of the prevalence of the problem, we also had the research showing that blue light could stimulate blood flow and relieve muscle pain. Philips Research had the capability to combine electronics and textiles, and this new product has been the perfect application of that technology.According to Oscar Pena, Creative Director of Lighting, designers have been much ecstatic to involve in a project like this. The company and its designers have been working to ensure a people-centric and aesthetic product. Indeed, Philips has succeeded in is efforts. Bembridge has been the sole designer of the project in the initial stage. But later, some experts in the fields of textile and soft production design also took part in the design process. Philips aims to ship the Blue Touch Pain Relief Patch in Germany in spring 2012.