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1. (WO2018220093) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE AUTOMATED CONTROL OF TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION BASED ON CURRENT AND FORECASTED WEATHER CONDITIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/220093    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/064313
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 31 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61N 1/36
A61N 1/04
Applicants: NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH S.A.
NEUROMETRIX, INC.
Inventors: GOZANI, Shai Nachum
KONG, Xuan
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE AUTOMATED CONTROL OF TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION BASED ON CURRENT AND FORECASTED WEATHER CONDITIONS
Abstract:
Apparatus for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in a user, the apparatus comprising: a stimulator (105) for electrically stimulating at least one nerve with at least one stimulation pulse; a controller (520) connected to the stimulator for controlling at least one characteristic of the at least one stimulation pulse; an analyzer (540) for identifying the current and future presence of pain- altering patterns based on weather and/or environmental factors; and a processor (535) connected to the analyzer and the controller for modulating the at least one characteristic of the at least one stimulation pulse according to the pain-altering patterns identified by the analyzer.