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Wearable tech startup launches a world first: drug-free painkiller + anti inflammatory


UK tech startup launches wearable drug-free painkiller and rehabilitator

A new wave of bioelectronic medicine tackles pain without the need for drugs and rehabilitates injury. Its maker says his MiTouch device is the answer to the painkiller and opioid epidemic.


       MiTouch technology is the first pain relief device to use new 'quadwave microcurrent' technology developed by London based health tech startup,

       NuroKorFounder Rick Rowan, saysthemachine is the answer to the painkiller and opioid epidemic

       Used by athletes to rehabilitate muscles, and sufferers of back pain, MS, diabetic complications, arthritis, PMS symptoms and more. It's a world first combining pain killer and anti-inflammatory in one wearable device



The MiTouch is a hand-held device which applies three types of bioelectrical pulses through the skin: MCS (microcurrent), NMS (neuromuscular stimulation) and PNS (peripheral nerve stimulation).

While there are other devices which have trialled bioelectrical technology for the treatment of pain, this is the latest science applied to treatment and world's first to incorporate a new generation of microcurrent known as ‘quadwave'.

How it works

The device comes with several sticky pads that attach to the affected area, so they can be used during the day, while relaxing or even while sleeping. Athletes and fitness fans use the device on certain settings while training for extra strength gains.

The pads deliver gentle bioelectrical pulses through the skin. They mimic the body's natural electrical microcurrent system, which helps cells to regenerate and repair and reduces inflammation. It treats pain by sending pulses through the skin to the nerve endings in the affected area, blocking pain signals from travelling to the brain.

What it treats

The product,designed and developed in the UKby healthtechstartupNuroKor, is already used by doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, sports scientists,well-known athletes andpatientsaround the globe and is now available to buy online by the public.

It's used to treat chronic back pain, post-surgery pain, sports injuries, cramps, symptoms of MS and even headaches when applied to the neck area. Current ongoing research has shown it can help diabetic patients at risk of lower limb damage by increasing circulation to this area of the body.

Endorsed by athletes

Among the A-list athletes usingNuroKor's technology are 2016 Olympic gold medallist Susannah Townsend MBESusannahwas struck with a knee injury before the Rio 2016 Olympics and puts her quick recovery down to daily use of a bio-electrical stimulation.

She says:
 "I was using bioelectrical muscle stimulation four times a day and I was even using it on the plane to Rio. I don't think I would have made it onto the field, let alone go on to win a gold medal, if it weren't for this kind of technology."

Pippa Funnell MBE, an equestrian eventer, is also aproponentof the technology in between training.

She says:"I've used many bioelectrical devices like this before, but there's nothing likethedevices developed by Rickbecause the technology is so advanced." 

NuroKor CEO Rick Rowan quit his career in real estate to develop the MiTouch device technology when, several years ago, he was looking for a solution for a back problem he'd suffered from for 30 years,  doctors told him to ‘just take Paracetamol' every day for the rest of his life. While looking for drug-free pain remedies, Rick came across research into bioelectric treatments and saw its potential.

Wanting to show people that natural pain relief is an option, Rickmoved his young family from Australia to the UK whilstfoundingNuroKor and threw himself into the research, which resulted in the development of MiTouch.

He says:"I hope the MiTouch can bring relief to millions of people - not just people with injuries and health conditions but also recreational sports people who want to rehabilitate their strains more quickly. I created earlier versions of the technology but through NuroKor we have developed the technology to createa newKorOS operating system, and there's no treatment like it in the world."


Notes to editors:

Rick is available for interview, quick quotes or to write opinion pieces on topics including:

-         The opioid crisis

-         Painkiller drug epidemic

-         The need for Medics to embrace alternatives to painkillers

-         Technology behind the new wave of bio-electrical medicine

-         How to treat sports injuries using this device

-         Tips for marathon runners/other athletes on rehabilitating muscles using this bioelectrical technology


The NuroKor MiTouch is sold for £399. For more info visit:

PRESS INVITATION: Rick is doing a 1:1 product demonstration in Kings Cross, London N1 9AL between 10am and 4pm on Wed 10th April, please book your slot by emailing

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