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Published on 16 April 2016


Sublimed, Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation patch

Sublimed gives patients with chronic pain a new chance at life, offering a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation patch that is flexible and discreet. 

Technology

For over 30 years, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation has been used treat neuropathic, back, and other chronic pain. However, 20%–40% of patients suffering from chronic pain eschew the technology because of the bulky impulse generator and inconveniently long electrode wires.

Sublimed has replaced these conventional devices with a technology protected by five CEA patents: 

  • A thin and comfortable electric-impulse generator that can run for 20 hours between charges and that can be placed on any part of the body

  • Skin electrodes, attached to just 10 cm–15 cm of wire

  • Electronics that can be controlled from a smartphone; the phone can control two to four electrodes and even send the information to a doctor.

The startup hopes that this innovation will increase both patient adoption and treatment efficacy. Partners of the project include pain treatment specialists and the Grenoble University Medical Center Pain Unit.


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