Web Site: http://bodyactivation.hk
Around 1.5 billion people worldwide are suffering from chronic pain and this imposes tremendous costs on patients, employers, and the health care system. People suffering from chronic pain are less able to exercise properly, to sleep normally or to master their daily life successfully. It leads to a vicious cycle of depression, helplessness, guilt, and increased preoccupation with pain and created multitude of negative behavioral responses like restricted activity, sleep deprivation, and social withdrawal.
In Hong Kong, it is estimated that 35% of adults suffer from chronic pain and the highest prevalence are those in the lower income groups with monthly income below HK$ 15,000.
Current treatments for chronic pain are simply ineffective (The Lancet) and painkillers proved to potentially cause toxicity, gastrointestinal bleeding, and renal failure.
With 5 years’ experience in practicing origin point medicine (OPM), Body Activation was developed to automate the proven OPM acupoint massage to relieve body pain using an effective, non-invasive and drug-free therapy. Body Activation is a service machine located in publicly accessible places using the affordable pay-per-use vending concept to provide hassle-free, easy and fast therapy to relieve body pain for users in private. All elderly people will get a special discount on their Octopus card to relieve pain and improve quality of life. As the main concern for a public machine is hygiene, the system will be maintained by elderly employees, who will also be Body Activation users.
When your body feels good, so does your mind. Therefore, pain sufferers, especially the elderly, will be relieved of their pain and regain their dignity to continue doing what they like in life. Body Activation, the best way for you to relieve body pain.
*Invited team from “Startup Weekend Hong Kong Silver Society @ Lingnan University”
KOK Wai Hoong (PolyU)
CHEUNG Ka Hung (PolyU)
LAM Ho Yin (PolyU)
YUEN Ka Chun (Surrey)
Shiny LEUNG (Sussex)
Prof. JING Xingjian (PolyU)