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FDA hands rehab devices startup Hollywog 2 wins for wireless back pain systems

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 2:29pm
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Rehab and physical therapy devices maker Hollywog lands FDA 510(k) clearances for its WiTouch and WiTouch Pro wireless pain management devices, the 1st such systems to use nerve stimulation technology to target back pain.

Hollywog's WiTouch back pain therapy device

Rehab and physical therapy devices startup Hollywog landed a pair of FDA nods for its wireless back pain therapy devices, the WiTouch and the WiTouch Pro.

The devices use transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, a process in which electrical signals are transmitted through the skin to stimulate nerve or muscle fibers, to suppress pain signals before they they reach the brain and ramp up the body's production of pain-relieving endorphins, according to the company's website.

The WiTouch line represents the 1st wireless, remote-controlled pain relief devices using TENS technology for back pain, according to Hollywog. The company also touts the device as a novel take on an old problem.

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