Pain relief wearable device VIVY launches on Indiegogo


For decades, deep tissue heating with shortwave diathermy has been used for treating pain and promoting faster healing in physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics. Also, it has been the standard of thermotherapy for the U.S. Navy Seals, as well as for many professional and collegiate sports teams. And now, ReGear Life Sciences wants to make deep tissue heating available to just about everyone with VIVY, its pain relief wearable device that is raising funds (and awareness) at crowdfunding website Indiegogo.

Announced at this year’s CES, VIVY is an easy-to-use, form-fitting belt that relieves pain, eases muscle tension and improves joint mobility.

“Our goal with VIVY is to make the therapeutic warming benefits of diathermy accessible to consumers in a safe, ultra-portable and wearable product for people who suffer from chronic pain or sports injuries,” Michael Thomas, CEO of ReGear Life Sciences, said in a statement.

The device works with a companion smartphone app that can be used to schedule treatments, track results after each therapy session, and provide helpful information and tips.

ReGear is looking to raise $50,000 in a crowdfunding campaign which offers VIVY starting from $99. Deliveries are not really around the corner and those who back the device at this stage will have to wait for early 2017 to get their units.