Engineer Joseph Nazari developed CarpalAID® after having been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and undergoing surgery on one.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when there is pressure on the median nerve, which passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist and into the palm. Repetitive motion of the hands and wrists, such as typing, assembly-line work, or gaming, and other factors such as pregnancy or diabetes can cause this pressure on the median nerve.
The experience of carpal tunnel surgery was painful and uncomfortable for months afterward, so Nazari decided to come up with an alternative solution to his hand pain.
After a bit of trial and error, he came up with a hand patch that is applied to the palm with a strip of medical-grade adhesive. The concave structure of the patch lifts the soft tissue of the palm, therefore relieving pressure off the median nerve.