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Brownmed to extend vibration therapy line
February 27th, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Brownmed plans to add new items to its recently launched Intellinetix line of vibration therapy products.
Due out this summer are the Intellinetix Vibrating Knee Wrap, Vibrating Calf Wrap and Vibrating Sock, according to Matt Garver, director of marketing at Brownmed.
Intellinetix made its debut last fall with the rollout of two vibration technology devices: Step Sensor and Vibrating Gloves.
Step Sensor is designed to help people with peripheral neuropathy and other nerve impairments, such as drop foot, regain confidence in their walk.
The rechargeable device consists of a corded sensor that fits discreetly inside footwear and a vibrating wrap that goes just below the knee. Each time the user’s heel hits the ground, the wrap provides a gentle vibration (for 1.5 seconds) to encourage the person to lift his or her foot, producing a smoother, less awkward gait and allowing them to keep their eyes forward as they walk.
Brownmed noted that Step Sensor, which carries a suggest retail price of $199.99, can help reduce falls and tripping — a common hazard for older adults.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, each year, one in three adults age 65 and older experiences a fall, and 2 million are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries.
Meanwhile, the Intellinetix Vibrating Gloves provide drug-free relief from arthritis pain. Made of lightweight, breathable cotton material, the gloves gently vibrate when users push a button, warming aching joints and increasing blood circulation via mild compression.
The rechargeable gloves, which retail for $149.99, operate for about 20 minutes and come in small, medium and large sizes.