First pitched by inventor Fredrik Lundqvist, MD on a Swedish reality show Dragon’s Den, Elektrodress has received 2 million SEK (about 300 K US) for research funding. The electrode suit is designed for individuals suffering from Multiple Scelerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parksinon’s and various other nerve disorders.
The basic idea behind the wearable rehabilitative suit is that the electrodes can provide electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) and vibration therapy to help the body relax, increase movement and ultimately function better.
I’m delighted to see funding for wearable technology projects that have the ability to improve millions of lives.
Watch a segment from the show below.