Company: MMJ Labs
What they do: Research and develop non-invasive analgesic devices
Spokesperson: Dr. Amy Baxter, Founder & CEO
This year’s CES was filled with various tech marvels that ran the gamut from 3D printers to programmable robot cubes and more fitness wearables than you could shake drone at. One item that really struck me as interesting was that of the Buzzy Mini, a device that blocks pain on contact.
The company behind Buzzy, MMJ Labs, was started in 2006 by Dr. Amy Baxter, a pediatrician and pain researcher. One thing that was very important to Dr. Baxter was to develop something that would not only help people with their pain, but be inexpensive and reusable as well.
Dr. Baxter’s TEDx talk on Pain, Empathy and Public Health
From their site:
“The initial product launched was Buzzy®, a bee-shaped palm sized device combining cold and vibration. When placed between the brain and the pain, the competing stimulus decreases minor sharp pains. Additional products include DistrACTION® cards which reduce pain through distraction.”
MMJ Labs was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from Mission Main Street Grants from Chase Bank to work towards growing their small business. At the forefront of this growth is their newest creation, the Buzzy Mini.
Listen in as GPF talks to Dr. Amy Baxter about MMJ Labs latest product, the Buzzy Mini.