USC Period Pain Relief Research Study
Thank you for participating in the USC Period Pain Relief Research Study. This page is to support you throughout the study. It has videos about the device (PowerDot) and the study protocol, FAQs, and a contact form if you need to reach out for additional help or have questions.
All of the study participation requirements, protocols, and information can be found in the videos below as well as in this document . For videos and instructions on how to set-up your WHOOP band, please follow the link here.
USC Study Overview
USC Study Protocol
Pain Scale Explanation
For scientific purposes, we have randomized the order of when you will use the UNO + Butterfly pad and when you will use the DUO set-up. For instance, you might be randomized to use only the UNO + Butterfly pad on cycle 2 and only the DUO set-up on cycle 3 or only the DUO set-up on cycle 2 and only the UNO + Butterfly pad on cycle 3. It’s important that you only use the UNO + Butterfly pad or DUO set-up during the specified months.
The Period Pain Relief Program in the PowerDot app already has preset parameters for the electrical stimulation session. All you have to do is control the intensity. Everybody is different. Increase the intensity to a number that is intense, but not painful.
PowerDot is a FDA cleared electrical stimulation device. You should receive the following: Two PowerDot pods. 1 Butterfly pad and 2 sets of rectangle and circle pads. Lead cables (10cm & 25cm). Carry case. Micro USB charging cable. **Powerdot requires iPhone 5 or later (with iOS 7.0+) or supported Android phones running Android 4.4+
The PowerDot app has many different programs. For the purposes of the study and for compliance reasons, please only use the Period Pain Relief Program during your period in the second and third cycle conditions. Once you complete the study, you can use all of the features and programs in the PowerDot app.
For the purposes of the study and for compliance reasons, please only use the Period Pain Relief Program during your period in the second and third cycle conditions. This reduces any confounding variables. Once you complete the study you can use all of the features and programs in the PowerDot app.