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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Authors: Houck Z, Asken B, Bauer R, Clugston J Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate potential predictors of acute post-concussion symptom severity in a university population. METHODS: Data were obtained from the University of Florida Student Health Care Center Concussion Databank. Symptom severity, measured by the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool - third edition Symptom Evaluation (S3SE), was analyzed at 0-3 (n = 99) and 7-14 days (n = 56) post-concussion. Participants were 99 (56 females; age range: 18-30) students from the University of Florida who had been referred to the center's Conc...
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Conclusions Nausea severity relates to underlying subcortical morphology and a functional brain network in its experience; both measures are potential biomarkers in trials of anti-nausea therapies. The use of machine learning should be further investigated as an objective means to develop models predicting nausea susceptibility. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30629751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Motion sickness can be a debilitating condition for many people, preventing them from traveling and engaging in various activities such as sailing. There are a few drugs available to control motion sickness, but they have side effects such as drowsin...
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(Natural News) Cars, trains, ships, and most other forms of travel can be a bane to anyone suffering from motion sickness. Even a simple amusement park ride can rob a person of all enjoyment once the nausea sets in. However, it is possible to mitigate the symptoms of motion sickness with the help of some...
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My father grew up in India. At the age of 22, he excitedly accepted an opportunity to continue his education at the University of Michigan. With $20 in his pocket, he traveled to the United States on a cargo ship, suffering from severe motion sickness throughout his journey. Through hard work, perseverance, and an adventurous spirit, he and my mother ultimately immigrated to America and were able to provide my brother and me with a middle class upbringing. At the time (1970s), I had little understanding of what it must have been like for them to raise two sons in a culture in which they had limited familiarity.
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Abstract Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) continue to work to increase the diversity of the fields, yet there are still significant historical and societal hurdles to be overcome before we reach full representation throughout STEM. The concept of science identity has become a point of interest in this process; it has been suggested that development of one's identity as a scientist is critical to persistence in the field. Metaphors that are rooted in bodily experience can provide a starting point to understand abstract concepts, including science identity and how we as STEM educators respond to inc...
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Condition:   Motion Sickness Interventions:   Drug: Tradipitant;   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Vanda Pharmaceuticals Recruiting
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CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrates that acupuncture significantly alleviates MS through the IRβ-ERK1/2-dependent insulin receptor signalling pathway in the DMV. PMID: 29436382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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