PITTSBURGH, (March 21, 2016)—ReGear Life Sciences LLC launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign around VIVY—its newest pain relief wearable and the first consumer product of its kind to utilize diathermy for deep tissue heating and metabolic effects that can promote healing. VIVY is an easy-to-use, form-fitting belt that relieves pain, eases muscle tension, improves joint mobility, and uses time-tested therapeutic deep heating processes to speed healing of tissue injuries.
“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,” said Michael Thomas, CEO of ReGear Life Sciences LLC.
For decades, deep tissue heating with shortwave diathermy has been a core solution for treating pain and promoting faster healing in physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics. It has been the standard of thermotherapy for the U.S. Navy Seals, as well as for many professional and collegiate sports teams. With its patented technology, ReGear Life Sciences has been an innovator in creating portable diathermy systems for use in these professional settings.
“Most people aren’t aware of the diathermy difference. We are bringing the VIVY concept to people through the Indiegogo community as a way to educate them about the benefits of therapeutic heating with diathermy,” noted Thomas. “We have developed an exciting product that is simple, convenient, and easy to use. We are now scaling up the development of the prototype for manufacturing, and we want to get a sense of how interested people are in this approach to a wearable product for pain relief and muscle relaxation.”
Currently VIVY is an investigational device and is not yet available for sale.
VIVY will also make pain management smarter, easier, and more convenient through a companion smartphone app that can schedule treatments, track results after each therapy session, and provide helpful information and tips.
Funds raised through the Indiegogo campaign will be used to prepare the prototype for manufacturing and to complete the regulatory process.