In this episode of the We’re not Stumped podcast, I get to speak to the inventor of the TheraV Elix and company founder Amira Radović. As a child, Amira was inspired to become a biomedical engineer by her father, a civil engineer, and sci-fi movies like Robocop.
Her fascination with using technology to give humans super abilities led her to work in a prosthetic clinic during her junior year as an undergraduate. There she was exposed to the mental and physical pain that comes with limb loss. The issue of phantom limb pain stood out for her in particular, because of the limited solutions available to address it.
To better understand the problem and help this community, she interviewed people in the amputee community, including amputees and their physicians. This led to the development of the TheraV ELIX pain management device.
Listen as she talks about user testing, the TheraV Ambassador Program and more.
TheraV Elix 2.0 website: https://www.therav.me/
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