Rhett Spencer – Nanotech Patches for Pain Relief and Recovery from Traumatic Injury
Rhett Spencer – Nanotech Patches for Pain Relief and Recovery from Traumatic InjurySeptember 18th, 2017 by Cindy Perlin
In 2011, inventor Rhett Spencer was working with nanotechnology on a new type of antenna that would work underground or underwater. On a warm, summer evening, Rhett was out with his kids for a ride on their dirt bikes. The kids were new to motorcycle riding so the speed was very slow. Too slow for Rhett’s large motorbike; when it encountered a small hole, it came to an abrupt stop and flipped over on top of Rhett, breaking six of his ribs.
After spending a night at the hospital to determine how many pills it would take to relieve his pain enough so he could breath, Rhett was sent home with a prescription for 20 oxycodone pills a day – totaling 600 for the month! The next morning, constipated from the pills and struggling to get out of bed, Rhett was inspired to place one of his antennas on his chest before he laid down again.
The antenna contained billions of Nano-sized capacitors that are extremely sensitive to the tiniest of electrical signals. When Rhett awoke four hours later, he got right out of bed and in amazement yelled, “YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!” His wife came in to see what all the noise was about. He explained how he felt after using his invention and she said, “You’re crazy, it’s just the pain pills working!” So, to figure out what might be relieving his pain, Rhett stopped taking the pills and… sure enough, the Nanotech device worked!
Rhett continued to use the Nanotech device, shelving his 592 pain pills, and recovered from his injury weeks ahead of the doctor’s estimates.
Since then, Rhett has applied his considerable talents to optimizing and testing this novel technology for pain relief, with remarkable results. He has developed an inexpensive, reusable patch that relieves many types of acute and chronic pain.
You can read more about it here: nCAP Pain Relief – Nanotechnology for Chronic Pain