This device provides vibration designed to stimulate skeletal muscle and sensory neurons during rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries and disease (initially demonstrated in quadriceps and knees). The device is patient-portable, has a large contact area, provides localized effect, and is variably adjustable. UNC has also recently demonstrated that this device improves gait biomechanics outcomes that have been linked to knee osteoarthritis development. The device has been used in studies involving more than 200 subjects with no adverse events, including healthy individuals, individuals with simulated knee pathology, and individuals with anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
- Immediate effect of vibratory stimuli on quadriceps function in healthy adults Pamukoff, Derek N., et al. “Immediate effect of vibratory stimuli on quadriceps function in healthy adults.” Muscle & nerve 54.3 (2016): 469-478.