Chronic pain can be debilitating, and typical pharmaceutical regimens come with drawbacks that may not be suitable or even effective for every case. Sana CEO Richard Hanbury appears on Modern Living with kathy ireland® to discuss how his own car accident-related injuries and experiences with opioids inspired the development of wearable technology that helps chronic pain sufferers finally find relief.

Sana uses a 16-minute cycle of light and sound to induce relaxation and balance, addressing pain signals within the brain rather than simply dulling them with drugs. The device includes an HRV sensor that monitors each user’s reaction to therapy and adjusts accordingly for a customized and increasingly effective treatment algorithm. For patients who can’t tolerate opioids or want an alternative to the side effects that so often accompany prescription pain meds, this bio-therapeutic approach presents an opportunity to restore quality of life and manage discomfort.