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AccendoWave has partnered with Samsung to create a new concept in pain management—distraction. Users can wear any headband and/or ear buds (pictured above with InteraXon), and AccendoWave measures discomfort in the user's electroencephalography (EEG) system.
The device connects to a Samsung tablet, which generates content based on the user’s discomfort level. The content ranges from games, music and short videos, to longer clips and movies provided by DirectTV. The user’s pain level is continuously monitored through their brain waves, and users are prompted to rate the content and how it alleviates their pain.
During a six-month trial at a hospital system, 90% of users said they enjoyed using the AccendoWave, 81% said it helped them feel more comfortable, and 77% said it understood their discomfort. The pain distraction technology is currently being tested in other health systems across the country.