Innovation Lab: Electro-plasters, Printable Fudge & Silent Rickshaws

By Tim Maytom

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At Mobile Marketing we’re proud to help tech companies showcase their cutting-edge solutions; the Startup Showcase at our Mobile Marketing Summits gives a platform to those companies, and brings audiences one step closer to ideas and developments that are breaking new ground in the market.

In that spirit, our Innovation Lab feature takes a step beyond the world of apps, ads and handsets with slightly bigger screens, in order to share some of the tech world’s innovative ideas. They might be interesting, disruptive or just outright strange, but these are the stories that have caught our eye over the past week.

Smart Plaster Eases Pain with Electricity

Chronic pain is a problem for around one in four people, so any device that can successfully alleviate suffering is bound to find an audience. The new health wearable Cur is hoping to be one such invention.

The smart device resembles a large plaster, and uses TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to relieve pain, sending out electrical currents that stimulate nerves, soothing acute or chronic pain.

While TENS’ effectiveness varies from condition to condition, it’s a popular alternative to painkillers, but most machines that can offer it are large, cumbersome and include wired electrodes …read more

Source:: Mobile App News