Wearable device makes travel sickness a thing of the past

If your family trips are ruined by the scourge of travel sickness, relief is at hand – thanks to a wearable device that treats nausea within seconds.

Travel sickness affects people of all ages, and it can have a devastating impact on holidays and outings. Now ReliefBand, a technology which has helped millions of travel sickness victims in the USA, has become available in Ireland.

“After getting ReliefBand, I don’t feel apprehensive or nervous about upcoming trips”, says Kelly McGowan, Kuala Lumpur, who regularly travels between Ireland and Malaysia. Maggie Egan, Hollymount, Co. Mayo, who also found journeys invariably ruined by travel sickness, doesn’t “leave the house without it.”

Deborah O’Sullivan, a nurse from Geesala in Co. Mayo, discovered that wearing ReliefBand, an innovative product that sufferers wear on their wrists like a watch, offered her badly-needed relief from her pregnancy sickness. And, upon further exploring the product, she found that it also worked as a travel sickness solution. She has now secured the rights to distribute ReliefBand in Ireland and the UK.

“It works within seconds, controlling nausea and vomiting without medication. ReliefBand sends a mild pulse up through the arm. This is called neuromodulation and it has the impact of ‘turning off’ nausea. ReliefBand has Federal Drug Authority (FDA) clearance,” said Deborah, a qualified Intensive Care Nurse with vast additional experience in Medical Sales.

“Last year, I noticed that ReliefBand was only available in America, and I approached the company as an enthusiastic previous user to see if I could distribute it here in Ireland and in the UK.”

ReliefBand works by generating programme pulses that stimulate the median nerve on the arm. The generated signals travel via the peripheral nervous system to the central nervous system, and the higher emetic centre of the brain.

The signals modulate the natural neural pathways between the brain and the stomach, via the vagus nerve, restoring normal gastric rhythm and relieving nausea and vomiting. It retails at €129, including next-day delivery by registered post anywhere in Ireland. It can be purchased at www.reliefband.ie.

“When people purchase ReliefBand, our customer service line is available to answer any questions they have about how to place it on their hands, how to set the pulse level, and how to use the conductivity gel that protects the skin added Deborah.

“The feedback here and in the USA is that it works for about 90 per cent of travel sickness sufferers, which is really phenomenal.”

How-To Guide For ReliefBand 1.5

by ReliefBand | September 12, 2017

After years of nausea, and probably more than a little retching and vomiting, you’ve ordered your very first Reliefband®. Congratulations!

Now, let’s talk about the nuts and bolts of how to use Reliefband® to get maximum effectiveness for you.

Positioning Reliefband® properly on your wrist is essential for relief of your nausea, retching, and vomiting symptoms. Before you start using Reliefband®, please read the Instructions for Use carefully. You must feel stimulation in your palm and/or middle fingers for Reliefband® to work.

There’s a specific spot on the underside of your wrist where Reliefband® needs to be positioned.



Find the starting area on the wrist. Using either wrist, the correct area is between the two tendons on the underside of the wrist – two finger-widths above the wrist crease farthest from your elbow.



Before positioning your Reliefband®, clean the area first. Once the area is clean, apply a small drop of gel and spread it in a circle about the size of a large coin with an even sheen (i.e., a thin layer with a shiny appearance).



Place the device over the gelled area and attach it to the wrist. Fasten the device snugly. Press the power button in the center of the device to turn it on. Starting at power level 1, increase stimulation until tingling is felt through median nerve in palm and middle finger at a comfortable level. Press the power button in the center of the device for 3 seconds to turn it off.

When to use Reliefband®?

You can use your Reliefband® either before or after your nausea, retching, and vomiting symptoms start and leave it on for as long as your symptoms last.

If you are highly susceptible to motion sickness, apply Reliefband® one half hour before a motion sickness event (e.g., riding in a car, airplane, or boat).

How can you be sure you’ve found the area for maximum stimulation?

After the device is turned on, move it slightly up or down, and side to side on the wrist until the maximum “tingling” feeling is felt. You will feel a tingling sensation in your palm and/or middle fingers when Reliefband® is in the proper wrist location.

Stimulation will cycle every four seconds. If little or no tingling is felt after moving it around, increase the power level to the next level of stimulation. This device has five levels of stimulation: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (level 5 is the highest setting).

On which wrist should you wear Reliefband®?

On the wrist that gives you the greatest tingling in the hand at the lowest stimulation level.

Is dry or sensitive skin a problem?

For dry skin, the gel may be lightly applied more often. If you have especially sensitive skin, switch wrists every 2-3 hours. Be sure to re-apply gel as directed.

And that’s it! Please read your Instructions For Use, and let us know if you have any questions.

Now go, and live your life in full motion!

Deborah Coyle, ReliefBand Ireland and the UK, on the Tommy Marren Show (Mid West Radio)

Deborah Coyle, ReliefBand Ireland and the UK, explains to Mid West Radio's Tommy Marren the many uses and benefits of ReliefBand.

She outlines how ReliefBand came to her aid during chronic morning sickness. Deborah had to find the product in America when she was pregnant, but now she has made it available here in Ireland and the UK.

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Gone Fishing

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Fishing. It’s simple for some people. Hop in a boat and head toward open water.


It’s not so simple for those who suffer from seasickness. Going on a boat can bring on feelings of  nausea, retching, and even vomiting.

Guess what? ReliefBand® treats those nasty symptoms. That’s right, you no longer need to be the one left on the dock. It’s time to join your friends and do more than just cut bait.

Now that you have the seasickness sorted, you need to do a few other things before you start hauling in fish.

In addition to your ReliefBand® and the actual gear (rod, reel, etc.) needed to catch the fish, you’ll want a life jacket, sunscreen, food, potable water, a cooler with ice in it to pack out the fish you catch, a first aid kit, bug spray, sunglasses, and don’t forget to zip your keys into a pocket or clip them to your belt loop.

Nothing is as sad as a loaded key ring drifting out of sight beneath the water.

If you’re fishing on the boat, you may need to have a license, if legally required. These days, you can usually order one online. Be aware that, depending on what type of fish you’re going after, you may need more than one license or permit.

One other thing—anything you want to keep dry should be placed in a waterproof bag. Soggy sandwiches and runny maps are funny only when they happen to the other guy.

Do you have tips for prepping for a fishing trip? Please share them in the comments for everyone to read.

Have fun out there!

5 VR Games You’ll Want

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by ReliefBand | June 15, 2017

It’s still early days for many VR offerings. Developers aren’t sure if the money is there for a time- and talent-intensive effort, but we say, bring it!

VR is fun, and if VR-related nausea creeps in, well, that’s what ReliefBand® is for. Slip it on your wrist and play on. So, what’s looking good in the game world? These are a few that caught our attention:

Minecraft VR is here. Instead of staring at the screen with your roommate or little sister doing annoying things in your peripheral vision, you’re in the middle of the Minecraft world. Caves beckon, mobs advance, it’s all glorious.

Hover Junkers is a wild free-for-all in wastelands that you’ll love. Lots of movement in playing this game, and ships that are steampunk beauties. Loads of fun!

Sportsbar VR lets you play pool, darts, chess, air hockey – lots of pub games. And you can compete against AI or your friends anywhere in the world. It’s the perfect way to chill out and you don’t have to leave your house.

Dear Esther slows it down a bit. It’s not a game where you do battle with guns blazing. It’s a visually stunning ghost story with you on a Scottish island and a lurking mystery to solve. Or not.

Assetto Corsa is a racing game that is popular primarily because it is easily modified and customized.

ReliefBand wearable device provides fast control of nausea, retching, and vomiting associated with the motion sickness associated with VR.

5 Tech Products For New Parents

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Parenting babies is joyful and exhausting. Just when you take care of business on one end of the little bundle, the other end needs attention.

Nothing will change the eat, sleep, and cry habits of babies, but these tech gadgets might make your life a little easier.

For instance, a pacifier thermometer can take baby’s temperature and make baby happy. There are loads of brands on the market—just put the term into your browser and choose one.

You’ve heard the stories of parents fighting with car seats? Well, this seat installs itself, and shares real-time safety alerts with you via a smartphone app. It’s pricey, but the technology is fascinating.

Guess what? Baby can have a warm bottle of milk even if you’re out for a walk with no microwave in sight. Just shake this hand-held device and four minutes later, baby’s got warm milk.

Tracking baby’s weight is important. There’s a changing pad out now that works with your smartphone to weigh baby, determine how much fluid she took in during the last feeding, and count how many diaper changes she’s had.

For years there have been swings and hammock contraptions that rock baby to sleep. Now there are entire beds that do the same. Baby can stretch out and snooze all night, or just for an afternoon nap.

Go, explore, and find gadgets that work for you and your family.

As part of the wearable tech world, ReliefBand® controls the symptoms of morning sickness. We love talking new tech! If you’ve found a tech device that helps your family, share the news in the comments! We’d all love to read about it.

Crazy Carnival Rides

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Nausea, cold sweat, even retching and vomiting—they’re all symptoms of motion sickness and they can pop up at inconvenient times, right?

 

For those of us who live with motion sickness, we know what to expect in the car or on a boat, or in an airplane.

But what about . . . at the carnival?

The teacup ride that little kids love—oof. The base of the ride goes around in a big circle, and each teacup on the base revolves independently. There’s a little wheel in the middle of each teacup that controls the spin of that cup. All it takes is one gleeful kid who’s determined to yank that wheel ‘round and ‘round, and there goes lunch!

At the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, guests can pay to be strapped into a giant teeter-totter and thrown 27 feet over the edge of the casino, left to dangle face-down 866 feet above the Strip.

A Devil’s Wheel looks simple enough. It’s a flat, slightly raised circular floor so many feet in diameter. Riders sit in the middle of the floor, which then spins faster and faster until they’re all tossed off, landing we’re not sure where but hopefully on a soft surface.

Some people won’t hop on the rides because they’re scary as all get-out. That’s really the only reason one needs.

And then there are those who love the thrill but end up puking because of, yep, motion sickness.

We can’t stop the scary. It is what it is. But, ReliefBand® helps control the nausea, retching, and vomiting associated with motion sickness. If you want to dangle over the Las Vegas Strip from atop a very tall casino, at least wear a ReliefBand® on your wrist!

 

Boating Season

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It’s boating season — time to test for leaks and spruce up the brightwork!

If you’re shaking your head because you know that you’ll be hanging over the side, losing your breakfast shortly after boarding, we hear you.

ReliefBand® on your wrist controls the nausea, retching, and vomiting of seasickness. You turn it on and adjust the power setting to fit your needs, and you’ll be buying boat shoes in no time.

This is how it works: the ReliefBand sends out gentle pulses to the median nerve on the underside of your wrist. These pulses send signals to the nausea center in your brain. Those signals then modulate the body’s natural neural pathways between the brain and stomach. This blocks the sensation of nausea.

Take control of your life, and hit the open waters. It doesn’t matter what type of boat you choose, just go! Canoes are fun (and tippy), sailboats come in all sizes and are the romantics of the sea, and powerboats can have you on top of the waves before you know it.

It doesn’t matter how big or small the boat is. What’s important is that you’re out there, having fun.

Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen!