What can VibeTech do for your patients?
The average decrease in pain level from patients receiving VibeTech treatments was 3.5 on the Numeric Rating Scale for Pain, representing a 50% reduction in pain from baseline. The scale ranges from 0 to 10, with 0 indicating no pain at all and 10 indicating the worst pain imaginable.
These results were recorded in treatment notes collected by clinicians at several rehabilitation facilities after initial reports came in from patients that their pain had been reduced or eliminated due to treatment and that the relief lasted for hours.
Learn more by downloading our white paper on pain relief. —Pain Relief Research—
Averaging the data collected to date on the new VibeTech 2, user’s experienced an increase in comfortable squat depth (range of motion) of 40%.
Users of the VibeTech 2 start their session with a range of motion test performed directly on the system. The test replicates the motion of a squat, but it does not require the user to stand, thus it is safer for the user and easier to perform for the session administrator.
Read about statistically significant gains in sit-and-reach flexibility due to VibeTech treatment by downloading the following white paper: —Gains in Sit-and-Reach Flexibility White Paper—
On average, users gain 22% in leg strength due to a single 10-minute session, and the increased muscle activation responsible for the strength gains can last for hours.
Strength tests performed directly on the VibeTech 2 at the beginning of each session not only establish the resistance and vibration intensity for the session, they also provide baseline measurements to compare to post-session results. This establishes the immediate benefits of treatment as well as enables strength to be monitored over time for each user. Moreover, the artificial intelligence (AI) built into the system enables the user to progress safely and rapidly.
Innovators in the Vibration Technology Movement
Disuse atrophy and biomechanics expert Jeff Leismer, PhD (Founder and CEO of VibeTech, Inc., a NASA Spinoff venture) initially aimed to solve the problem of bone loss during space flight. Astronauts can lose up to 20 percent of their bone mass during a single year in space, thus limiting the duration of missions. Performing weight-bearing exercise, which prevents the loss of bone, is not an option in zero gravity.
While working on a solution, Dr. Leismer discovered that properly tuned and delivered vibration to the lower extremity muscles activated a natural stretch reflex. With just a 10-minute application, his invention could completely fatigue leg muscles without any physical exertion on the part of a user.
He later realized that vibration could be used to help people who cannot tolerate traditional weight-bearing physical exercise. Now, VibeTech, Inc., a NASA Spinoff company funded in part by National Institute of Health and NASA, is revolutionizing the field of rehabilitation with its patented, clinically-tested neuromusculoskeletal stimulation equipment designed to help people regain their strength and independence, regardless of their degree of immobility.
VibeTech has performed dozens of research projects and clinical studies funded by NASA, NIH, public and private foundations, and customers, as well as conducting on-going studies, evaluations, and development projects on a daily basis at its own R&D facility. Each study has been used to perfect the technology and establish best practices in the field to ensure that patients receiving treatment have the best outcomes possible and are more engaged with their therapy and to ensure that caregivers remain as productive as possible while providing the highest level of care possible to their patients.