When you think about medical devices, you may think about something bulky and hard to lug around, or you may even think about surgical procedures, like those required for pacemakers or neurostimulator devices. However, that isn’t the full picture.
The future of medical devices is moving toward hidden wearable medical devices that are discreet and comfortable enough for everyday use–and with Accelera, that future is now.
Accelera is a groundbreaking company that produces the SR-100. This wearable medical device packages stochastic resonance technology into a comfortable, easy-to-use wrap.
The SR-100 has personal and clinical applications as an assistive device for cerebral palsy, or those with problems with balance and falls, and it is also an assistive technology for neurological disorders like stroke, brain injury, neuropathy, and Parkinson’s disease.
What Are Hidden Wearable Devices?
If you’ve ever worn a FitBit, then you are already familiar with one type of wearable medical device. Designed to look like a watch, a FitBit helps track your activity levels and heart rates and has a variety of personal medical tracking applications.
Hidden wearable devices come in a variety of forms, including tattoos, clothing, jewelry, and accessories, like the FitBit or the SR-100.
Wearable medical devices also cover a broad range of uses, including diagnosis, condition monitoring, medication delivery, and alleviating symptoms for a wide range of conditions.
Currently, wearable medical devices have implications within the realms of:
- Fall identification and prevention
- Vital signs monitoring
- Physical activity tracking
- Assistive technology for neurological disorders, like Parkinson’s disease or neuropathy
- Stress management
- Sports medicine
- Brain injury
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Sensory issues
- Mental health
- Assistive devices for cerebral palsy
Hidden wearable devices have clinical applications, but their personal applications have the greatest potential to change lives.
Wearable medical devices give patients independence and freedom by allowing them to monitor their conditions and improve certain functions.
As such, wearable medical devices can augment the quality of patient care while reducing its costs–letting patients spend more rehabilitation time at home instead of in hospitals.
Research into hidden wearable devices is advancing at a rapid rate, and there will only be more and more options available in the future, including the SR-100.
The SR-100: The World’s First Wearable Assistive Technology for Neurological Disorders
Accelera’s SR-100 is the first wearable medical device to leverage stochastic resonance (SR) technology.
Based on technology licensed from Harvard University, the SR-100 provides a noninvasive alternative to traditional neurostimulator devices with a broad variety of clinical and personal applications.
Stochastic resonance is a branch of vibrational therapy that enhances your body’s natural sensory signals through randomized frequencies and amplitudes.
Sensory signals help your brain gather information about your environment and your body’s position within it through a process called proprioception. These signals allow you to move with ease and precision.
However, for many people with neurological deficits, the brain struggles to sense and interpret sensory signals. The signals may be too weak to be perceived, or they may be unclear. The brain’s difficulty processing these signals will then dramatically impact the body’s ability to move.
Accelera’s SR technology engages your proprioceptors using a safe and comfortable stochastic resonance pattern. Its frequencies produce changes to your receptor transmembrane potentials, the central nervous system’s messengers.
SR moves neurons closer to the threshold, and from this position, they can trigger much more easily, even with weak signals–resulting in easier, more precise movement.
In the SR-100, stochastic resonance technology becomes accessible via a comfortable, discreet wrap, and you perceive the white noise as randomized, unobtrusive vibrations.
Controlled via a smartphone application, the SR-100 can be worn on the arms or legs, and multiple wraps can be worn at the same time.
With the SR-100, patients with deficits due to stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy, neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, and aging-related sensory issues such as balance and gait, can enjoy more independence and activity!
Contact us today to learn more about how you, your loved ones, or your patients can benefit from the SR-100!