Needle phobia could become history with new technologies – Fast Company

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Needle phobia is quite common but may be soon part of history!

Approximately 20% of the population don’t like to be jabbed with a needle… Students from Rice University found a solution by inventing the Comfortably Numb, a new device that makes getting an injection practically painless.

Have a look at how it works with this video:

The cost could be an issue but with scale-up production it could go down significantly (USD 2 per piece today vs USD 0.35 for syringe with needle). The extra cost is worth it, especially for people afraid of needle like children for example.

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One thought on “Needle phobia could become history with new technologies – Fast Company

  1. Based on my personal experiences, I find the sensation of a needle going to be pierced through my body more terrifying than the actual pain itself. Though the pain does also contribute to the fear, I eventually got over my fears since I’m studying Medical Technology. Still, a very informative post! 🙂

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