Article source: Bernadette Basagre, IdeaLog. Image source: Exsurgo
A New Zealand neuro technology company is helping chronic pain patients on their rehabilitation journey through simple games.
Operating out of the North Shore suburb of Albany in Auckland, Exsurgo manufactures the Axon system – a piece of technology used to help those living with chronic pain.
With one in five New Zealanders affected by chronic pain, this system is a mobile version of an electroencephalogram (EEG) – a machine that measure electrical activity in the brain.
Exsurgo’s ‘Axon’ system uses EEG neurofeedback to train chronic pain sufferers to manage their pain, avoiding or reducing the use of pharmaceutical drugs which come with the risk of addiction or side effects.