Quantic Nanotech, a product division of Spanish DEMAC S.A. group, announced that it is starting free treatment sign-up registration for a new medical pre-launch pilot trial of its osteoarthritis treatment glove for patients in selected hospitals in Madrid. The company launched the home wearable osteoarthritis glove, dubbed “Qnano Glove,” at CES 2019 in Las Vegas.
Due to high demand, this offer will be available until October 15th, 2019, Quantic Nanotech said.
“This device attracted our attention because it allows home application in the affected hand of different therapies of evidence-based proven clinical efficacy, during rest or at night,” said Dr. Luis F. Villa, M.D., Rheumatology consultant at University Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda in Madrid.
“The treatment of hand osteoarthritis is cumbersome and resource consuming, relying on physical assisted therapy and topical and oral medications. We are interested in the results of the pilot studies, since a home-based device for multimodal physical therapy could make it easier and cheaper for the treatment of patients with this frequent condition.”
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is a major cause of sick leave worldwide, with USD$ 304 Billion of total medical and earning losses just in the US alone.
The smart glove integrates new technologies like shape memory alloys (SMA) and state-of-the-art materials for applications such as dry heat therapy, vibration, massage as well as stretching and extension of the fingers both active and passively. The glove can also be used to administer topical medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), liniments and neuromodulators, Quantich Nanotech said in a press release.
The company hopes to report the first results of a clinical trial in patients with hand osteoarthritis by Q4 2019 and Q1 2020.
The Qnano Glove is simple and has been designed for use at home, controlled by smartphones or internet and it also allows remote control by health professionals.
The glove won international awards at various shows and recently it received Technology Innovator Award in August 2019 from AI Global Media, UK, 2019 CV-MAGAZINE.