Disuse atrophy and biomechanics expert Jeff Leismer, PhD (Founder and CTO of VibeTech) 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. 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.