About 27 years ago, 19-year-old Richard Harby got intowheelchair after a major car accident. Doctors said that he would live no more than 5 years. Immobility soon added severe headaches. Peace was not all day. Over time, even painkillers like morphine stopped helping.
Watching the Hudson Hawk movie with BruceStarring Willis, the guy decided to take a new approach to the battle with pain, having developed the eponymous anesthetic mask. It is worn on the eyes for a quarter of an hour before sleep or, if necessary, at intervals of 15 minutes during the day. The mask completely relaxes the person, the pain is no longer so acute. Sensitively capturing changes in the heartbeat, Sana adjusts precisely synchronized pulses of sound and light. At the same time, the corresponding sections of the patient’s cerebral cortex are stimulated.
While the novelty is available only to those patients whotook part in clinical trials. If the tests are successful, Hanbury hopes in the middle of autumn to get permission from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its widespread (commercial) use.
Note that the firm Sana works in the samedirection that similar companies - Cefaly and Bioness. Here they create neuromodulation devices that can reduce and completely eliminate pain and dependence on opioid painkillers.