Stimwave Technologies Inc has received FDA clearance for its WaveCrest Mobile iOS Platform patient controllers designed to provide opioid-free pain management, the company announces in a media release.

This new system now gives patients iPhone and Apple Watch mobile control over WaveMaster multi-waveform automated programming for the Wireless Freedom Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System for relief of chronic pain, which is implanted via an outpatient procedure.

WaveCrest Mobile allows a patient to use an iPhone, iPod touch, or Apple Watch to adjust their pain relief therapy. Via WaveCrest Mobile, pain sufferers can fine-tune the power level, visualize battery life, and modify programs that were pre-programmed by their clinician to control pain without opioids, according to a media release from Stimwave Technologies Inc.

“Pain suffers are rapidly migrating to the Stimwave Freedom wireless pain relief system as an opioid0-free option to control their pain- and now they can adjust their therapy with the swipe of their finger through their Apple Watch or iPhone/iPod Touch discreetly any time as needed,” says Stimwave Chairman and CEO Laura Tyler Perryman.

“Transformation of pain treatment moving from opioids and pills to interventional solutions like Stimwave can only happen as a result of empowering the masses to take control of their pain, which is now as easy as 1-2-3 with WaveCrest Mobile,” she adds, in the release.

“Patients’ needs in pain management are unique, and customized programming is a must. The Freedom System not only is the smallest option available for patients eliminating the complexities of an implanted lithium ion battery, but offers a wide variety of advanced programming features that the patient can choose through their mobile device,” states Dr Ellen Lin, MD, medical director of San Antonio’s Advanced Spine and Pain Center.

“WaveCrest Mobile provides patients with a high-tech approach to controlling their pain through their mobile device and future features and upgradeability options they never had before.”

Utilizing the Stimwave Freedom System, clinicians can utilize an iPad application to easily program the system using WaveMaster advanced therapy waveforms selectable from the AppleWatch or iPhone controller, according to the company.

[Source(s): Stimwave Technologies Inc, Business Wire]