Whether you are in your mid-twenties or late-forties, anyone could experience back pain. Other than useful exercises that can be easily followed through eBooks in the form of a PDF such as Back in Action Program PDF or famous online programs found on Youtube channels, William from Fitness 4 Back Pain, for instance, to help relieve backaches, technology can also help to ease backaches and offer a much better way to perform certain tasks. The dull aches could affect your everyday life, so it is better to take the necessary measures and precautions to prevent these aches in the future. Now with advanced technology, users are able to live a much healthier life. Here are 5 interesting technology devices to cure your back pain:
Virtual Reality Helps You ‘See’ Your Back Pain
When you have back pain, most of the time we can’t pinpoint on what kind of pain it is. With the help of virtual reality, patients are able to “see” their spines in three dimensions created by photographs and X-rays, along with a 3D version of a proper spine. Matt Flanagan, founder of the Back To Health clinic is a London-based chiropractor invented this virtual reality device to help patients understand their spine and how it plays a role in your overall health and everyday life. As patients walk around, they are able to see the misalignment and the areas in the spine that are damaged. Once we are able to understand the misalignments and if it is in an unsafe position, it could prevent any potential harm in the future. Patients are able to download the app to get a detailed report of their posture.
Poor posture is one of the main contributing factors as to why back pain occurs. To prevent this from happening, Upright Go is a device that helps to correct your posture. In a way, this tiny device is your go-to personal posture coach by tracking your posture and correcting it. With this device, you can also set your own goals to gradually improve your posture by offering a personalized training schedule. The program recommends training for at least 20 minutes several times a week. It is small and light, so you won’t feel uncomfortable when it’s sticking on your back. The adhesive is made from gel and easily removable. The gel also is safe to use on the skin and does not cause any irritation. Each strip can last up to 10 days and you’re free to order more online for a reasonable price.
TENS Unit 7000
The use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) units has become more common despite the fact that they aren’t the most effective tool to relieve back pain. Instead of using pain tablets, electric stimulators make a useful alternative to soothe the pain. The TENS units help to treat muscle strains, sciatica and disk herniation. All you have to do is apply the TENS electrodes to the affected area and adjust the settings of pulse waves accordingly until you find relief. The TENS 7000 that comes with a ‘To Go Back Pain Relief System’ is easy to use at home for minor or chronic back pain.
Smart Underwear That Cures Your Backaches
Yes, you read that right! By simply wearing underwear, you could avoid getting any sort of back pain. Created by a team of university engineers, this underwear that comes with chest and back straps attached helps to reduce lower back strain by distributing the weight evenly around the body. The lower back strain usually occurs when a person lifts heavy objects, thus, the smart underwear bears some of the load to prevent the strain from happening. It does not act as a treatment but rather a way to help prevent getting a strain. Based on their user testing, the device helped to reduce the use of lower back extensor muscles by 45%. You could watch their promotional video to get a rough picture of how it works.
An Origami-inspired Robot Furniture Shifts Based On Different Room Size
Backaches are also caused by moving heavy objects, with furniture being the most common category. There are proper ways to lift heavy things but not everyone practices the right posture. Carrying objects wrongly could cause potential harm to your back. You could either perform the proper lifting technique or make sure of technology. Invented by Ori Systems, this origami-style robot furniture is a shape-shifting unit that folds according to the different sizes of rooms and shapes. By using a remote, you could control the settings of the system by making it shift around in the room, reveal a bed or office space and hiding drawers from the cupboards. Users are also able to control the system by using an app on their phones, which means they could change the settings while they are out and about.