The wearable Quell device communicates with a smartphone app that provides users with feedback regarding their therapy utilization, sleep characteristics, and activity levels. This data is then backed up to the Quell Health Cloud.
According to a media release from NeuroMetrix Inc, analyzing the uploaded data brings the following insights:
Quell is used 6 hours per day, on average; the majority of people with chronic pain experience low-quality sleep, and 71% of Quell owners have used their device while sleeping.
In addition, nearly 40% of Quell users average less than 6 hours of sleep per night, and about 27% of users experience a high number of periodic leg movements during the night; and users wearing the Quell device for at least 4 hours during daytime hours walk an average of 34 minutes per day with the device.
“One million hours of therapy data uploaded to the Quell Health Cloud is an important milestone in our effort to develop Quell as a digital health intervention for chronic pain,” says Shai N. Gozani, MD, PhD, president and chief executive officer of the Waltham, Mass-based company, in the release.
“We believe that the Quell Health Cloud will eventually provide our customers with real-time guidance to help optimize their Quell therapy and more generally to reduce their chronic pain. This data is also valuable for better understanding chronic pain at a population level,” Gozani adds.
[Source: NeuroMetrix Inc, Business Wire]