Company’s light therapy products are used by numerous pro sports leagues for soft tissue injuries, with more opportunities to come.
David Savastano, Editor06.17.20
In recent years, medical specialists have realized that the use of light therapy known as PhotoBioModulation can provide specific health benefits. For example, red lights stimulate healing, while blue lights kill bacteria and increase blood flow. The goal is to create systems that can bring all of these benefits to the consumer market, tailoring it to specific needs.
CareWear Corp., Reno, NV, is doing just that, having developed the first wearable, wireless, FDA-registered LED light patches for athletes and consumers, the company notes. Founded in 2017, CareWear is partnering with several experts, including major universities, medical centers and Nth Degree, to create printed electronics systems that enhance health.
With 67 patents and numerous government approvals, CareWear is already successful in a number of markets – CEO Dr. Chris Castel estimates that 50% of sports leagues and branches of the military are using CareWear’s technology to treat sof
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