FDA approval is a big deal for medical device manufacturers. Reflexonic is celebrating the recent approval of its Viberect device, a gadget designed to tackle the issue of erectile dysfunction.
The device's name offers a clue to how it works. It's a handheld device that stimulates the penile nerves with vibrations sent through medical softpads. It's battery-operated. This all may sound familiar. Essentially, it's a high-tech vibrator for men (but we're not sure how the "it's a back massager" explanation will go over, guys).Related link Apple approves erectile dysfunction app
Anyone who has been hit by the potential side effects ascribed to pills like Viagra and Cialis may find the Viberect to be a welcome alternative. It doesn't require popping pills or getting injections.
There are no side effects listed for the Viberect as long as users stick to the operation manual. That means one application per day for less than 10 minutes.
The $300 Viberect is available by prescription only with sales getting underway in the middle of August. So far, no health insurance providers are covering the device.