DoD Grant Eyes Mobile Health Devices as a Pain Management Tool

May 15th, 2017 | News

– In what could be a sign of bigger things to come for mHealth and pain management, the U.S. Military is investing in mobile health technology in a bid to help veterans avoid opioid addictions.

The announcement this week that the Department of Defense is investing $6 million in a four year-project to develop mHealth tools for pain relief is the latest in a series digital therapeutic projects. Some healthcare providers have been experimenting with mHealth apps that help patients connect with resources when they’re in pain, while others are studying pain management techniques through wearables, ingestible sensors and virtual reality headsets.

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