Valedo - one of the top five health innovations of the week
Wearable Device uses precision sensors to alleviate back pain
Valedo is a new wearable device which uses gaming to help alleviate back pain. It is made up of two wireless sensors that stick on the lower back and chest using special included stickers. Patients wear them while playing a corresponding game on their iPhone or iPad, and their physical movements send a game character through an obstacle course, grabbing jewels as it goes. The key is that the ‘gaming’ moves are actually exercises that are meant to strengthen the back muscles, which can reduce back pain.