As a sufferer of extreme carsickness, I’d do just about anything to make it stop… including zapping myself with electricity! This is essentially how the wearable antiemetic CinvStop device works, only the shock is entirely unnoticeable. In fact, it’s about manipulating your nerve signals rather than distract from the feeling.
By releasing a specific low-frequency pulse, it can adjust the vagus nerve signals traveling to or from the stomach so as to prevent transmission of nausea signals from the brain to the stomach. Additionally, it slows the frequency of abnormal gastric peristalsis.
Simply place it on the wrist so the two electrodes make gentle contact with the skin, give its single button a click, and voila! You’ll be free of nausea, and gastric pain from a number of causes including pregnancy, chemotherapy, and motion sickness almost immediately.
Designers: Zhiqing Ji, Yang Ye, Hengchong Yu
( H/T: Yanko Design )