Allergy Relief: This Device Claims To ‘Zap Away’ Allergies
Do allergies drive you crazy enough to try out a device that will electrocute your nose? There’s a company claiming that their device can help those who struggle with allergies and stuffy noses.
Spring will be here before you know it, with pollen everywhere bringing unwanted nasal congestion to allergy sufferers. A new device called NasoCalm made its way on Kickstarter. You just strap the device to your face for 15 minutes a day, and it claims that it will help make your allergies better. But you’ve got to be really committed to use it.
In the promo video, it shows a man using it at his desk at work. The creators claim that the device is used with a skin-friendly material, suitable for all face shapes, and convenient to store and use anywhere.
This device isn’t the first of its kind, either. There are similar products currently being sold on Amazon. But much like the NasoCalm, many of these are not FDA-approved. In fact, the NasoCalm is only FDA-registered. You may have seen words like FDA-registered, FDA-certified, or FDA registration ticket on websites selling a medical device in the U.S. Sometimes, even with an FDA logo. Is that the same thing as FDA-approved, FDA-cleared, or FDA-authorized? The short answer is no. According to the FDA, such words may be used to mislead you.
How does it work?
According to its Kickstarter page, it alleviates your allergy symptoms by electrocuting your nose. It has six electrodes with three for each nostril. It then delivers small shocks to stimulate the muscles in your nose. They claim making your nose muscles contract and relax can help clear your sinuses and let you breathe easier.
The creators of the device plan to sell it for $100 but you can get it for $60 if you back them on Kickstarter. They said that the delivery is estimated to be sometime in March. It’s worth mentioning that when it comes to electronic Kickstarters, they often overpromise and under-deliver. According to the crowdfunding website, out of 53,500 launched tech projects, the success rate is only 23.13%.
So far, NasoCalm’s crowdfund has raised almost $14,000 with over 180 backers. The campaign has a little over a month to even raise more funds.
Take a look at more features from what they say is the “World’s 1st Relieve Nasal Congestion EMS Massager” here.