The opioid crisis is a global problem and many countries see the rise in opioid consumption for the treatment of pain. We met with Stefan Kampusch, the COO of SzeleSTIM, to talk about their startup. By the way, SzeleSTIM won Pioneers’18 and we understand why! The startup develops a wearable device to provide a minimal-invasive, non-pharmacological, and sustainable therapy for acute and chronic pain patients. Worn on the ear and built to stimulate the vagus nerve with a pattern tailored to each patient, the potential impact of the product for the millions of chronic pain sufferers is hard to overestimate.
Our December startup: SzeleSTIM