Will Tracker-Like Aesthetics Lead to Anti-Nausea Device Bonanza?

A Canadian-Chinese medical device manufacturer is poised to enter a niche market for nausea-fighting neurostimulation with a sleek wrist-worn transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) device, providing an alternative to a long-established manufacturer that has just released a redesign of its technology.   Peter Ji, co-founder of Vancouver, BC, and Ningbo, China-based WAT Medical Technology, said there is plenty of room in the nascent therapeutic wearables market for both his firm and Horsham, PA-based Reliefband Technologies to thrive in combating motion sickness, morning sickness, post-operative nausea, and a fairly new malady—nausea caused by exposure to virtual reality technology.   "We don't really see Reliefband as a competitor," Ji said. "They've been in the market a lot longer than us. The anti-nausea market is a large one with a lot of potential."   The market may indeed be sizable. However, device-based therapies for it have not proliferated or enjoyed ownership longevity—for instance, Reliefband's technology was invented in the 1990s by a San Diego firm called Woodside Biomedical, which was acquired by Abbott in 2003. The brand was acquired by Chicago-based Neurowave Technologies in 2006; in 2015, with a $5 million investment from PathoCapital, a specialty healthcare fund headed by former Baxter Healthcare and Ovation Pharmaceuticals CEO Wilbur Gantz (now R...
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AbstractWe conducted two representative, cross-sectional, population-based surveys on the susceptibility to motion sickness (MSS) in childhood: One was targeted at parents with children aged 6  months to 18 years (7569 households approached) and the other at parents with children aged 3 months to 5 years (12,720 households approached). In both surveys 3285 parents provided information on 5041 children. The main findings in the first survey were: 369 children (9.2%) were susceptible to motion sickness with a slight female preponderance, and in the second study 16 (1.2%) were susceptible; first occurrence...
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