CES with a device to help manage your allergies
This week at CES, Fluo Labs unveiled a new device that will dramatically improve the way people manage Allergic Rhinitis (AR) more commonly known as hay fever. With a successful clinical trial under its belt, the device treats seasonal allergies by using light therapy to inhibit the release of histamines and reduce inflammation - effectively acting as a natural antihistamine.
The new device is affordable, easy-to-use, drug-free and provides rapid relief with no known side effects. It is also one of four finalists in the P&G Ventures CES Innovation Challenge.
Created by a team of experts in the fields of light therapeutics, antihistamines, and nasal steroids, the device is the result of more than 15 years of cutting-edge research, preclinical and clinical development.
Flō, a breakthrough device that promises to dramatically improve the way people manage Allergic Rhinitis (AR) -- more commonly known as hay fever. With a successful clinical trial under its belt, the working prototype treats AR by using light therapy to inhibit the release of histamines and reduce inflammation - effectively acting as a natural antihistamine. The new device is affordable, easy-to-use, drug-free and provides rapid relief with no known side effects and no prescription needed. Created by a team of experts in the fields of light therapeutics, antihistamines, and nasal steroids, the technology is the result of more than 15 years of cutting-edge research, preclinical and clinical development. Fluo Labs has two additional clinical trials planned and is pursuing FDA approval for the use of the device as an OTC device. Flō is expected to be available for purchase in late 2021.
Allergic Rhinitis causes a wide variety of misery-inducing symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, headaches and fatigue. To add insult to injury, climate change has lengthened the average allergy season, prolonging and intensifying people’s suffering.To treat AR symptoms, many people turn to over-the-counter allergy medications and immunotherapy. While these medications work for many people, they may not be the right solution for everyone and carry the added risk of side effects that could be even more problematic than the original hay fever symptoms.
“For consumers who are seeking non-drug solutions, there has been no single natural remedy that can do the job of providing efficient symptom relief in a convenient treatment - until now,” said Jan Enemaerke, Fluo Labs’ Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder. “Our device will provide welcome relief to the millions of allergy sufferers around the world, especially for those who don’t want to or cannot take medication due to contraindications, pregnancy, heart or thyroid conditions and job restrictions.”
Flō treats AR through a light therapy known as photobiomodulation. Used by the medical community for pain relief, inflammation reduction, wound healing and tissue regeneration, photobiomodulation operates a beneficial photochemical effect where light engenders a chemical change as it is absorbed by the body’s tissue. In other words, the transformation of light to energy triggers a complex set of physical and chemical reactions that can enhance the cells’ performance and health responses.
At under $100, the allergy device is a one-time purchase that will last through multiple allergy seasons, making each treatment less expensive than antihistamines or corticosteroids, especially for moderate and severe sufferers who must consume drugs for extended periods of time. is also one of four finalists of the P&G Ventures CES Innovation Challenge.
How it all works:
Flō uses a patented light delivery system of safe light that defends the nose against allergens. Fluo Labs’ scientists have identified the optimal therapeutic window - that precise balance of wavelength, dosage, power and pulse structure - that can effectively inhibit the release of histamines while also working to reduce inflammation. This means that the therapeutic light emitted by the device works as a natural antihistamine that has no known side effects.
The allergy treatment takes less than 20 seconds. To use, simply:
Hold the device up to your nostril
Click the button for 10 seconds of light therapy
Repeat in the other nostril
Repeat steps 1-3 as needed once or twice a day.
Check out more at: https://www.fluolabs.care/