TheraBracelet - Restoring Agility & Independence
What is TheraBracelet?
TheraBracelet is a wrist band device that acts to increase touch sensation, movement, and general motor skills in the hands. TheraBracelet was developed to provide treatment for millions of Americans who have decreased functional abilities in their hands as a result of various debilitating neuropathic disorders. The device is a battery-powered wireless bracelet, and the final prototype will resemble common activity tracking devices such as the Nike FuelBand or FitBit.
As individuals age, more pressure is required to feel touch. Many people mistake decreased sensation and the loss of fine motor skills as clumsiness; but in reality, their sensitivity thresholds for touch have increased. TheraBracelet amplifies the body’s natural ability to feel touch, much like a hearing aid amplifies sound and eye glasses enhance vision. The TheraBracelet device delivers unfelt (sub-threshold) vibrations throughout a patient’s hand to improve functional abilities so that patients are able to go about their daily routines and regain their independence.
This groundbreaking new technology acts as a portable, all-day wearable device that begins working to improve hand function instantaneously. TheraBracelet is designed not only to work in conjunction with existing medical treatment methods (e.g. medication, physical therapy), but also to positively impact quality of life through home use. TheraBracelet restores agility and allows patients to experience more independent lifestyles.