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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-844
Number of pages6
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference
Volume2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2 Sep 20096 Sep 2009

Abstract

Vibration has been increasingly sought after as new technique, due to its potential to increase muscle strength and positively affect bone remodeling. Currently, there are many vibration devices on the market advertised for different applications, in particular in sports and rehabilitation. All the available devices have two major drawbacks; firstly, they are not sufficiently adaptive to the individual user's needs and secondly, they do not require any force input from the user. Our novel vibration device addresses these drawbacks with new mechanical design and bringing innovative approach to 'how it operates'.

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