Dr Jae Son, founder and CEO of Pressure Profile Systems, designed the Wrist-Aid as a way to help relieve pressure and compression on the wrist’s median nerve, leading to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
CTS symptoms include pain, weakness, tingling, and other symptoms in the areas of the hand supplied by the median nerve.
The Wrist-Aid is designed to stick to the underside of the wrist and apply negative pressure to the affected region and help open up space for the median nerve, therefore reducing the compression and irritation that accompanies CTS, according to the company’s website.
Results of a clinical pilot study of the device suggest that the device may help relieve CTS symptoms without surgery or the impairment of hand use, as with traditional splints.
“I invented Wrist-Aid after suffering from CTS and trying many other conservative treatments without success. After it relieved my symptoms, I felt compelled to bringing this noninvasive, low-cost solution to millions of adults that currently suffer from CTS,” says Dr Jae Son, in a media release.
The device received both the President’s Research Initiative Award and the Technologists Member Recognition Award during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, held recently in Phoenix.
A paper describing the study results will be published in an upcoming issue of the Muscle & Nerve Journal, according to the release.
[Source(s): Pressure Profile Systems Inc, Business Wire]