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These new Nylon enclosed Sensory Stimulation Drivers will add Hi Fidelity, True sine wave excitation to most articles.

Add this Multi Sensory Stimulation System technology to any furniture.

True high fidelity, high energy Tactile, Haptic, kinesthetic, bone conduction and audio  turns your couch into a sound nest.

Experience front seat at the concert sensory immersion at low volume levels… on your own couch .   Feel the musicians sensory excitation, like standing in front of a speaker stack, crisp, clear, clean guitar notes resonating through their body. Or every note of an acoustic guitar resonating through your chair like a musical massage.

The physical relationship of a violinist with the auditory, bone conduction, tactile and kinesthetic sensory stimulation emanating from the instrument… recreated in your favorite couch and then the Star Wars, gyromagnetic speeders in the forest and we are on them… in our love seat.

NASA uses vibration to increase bone and muscle mass in weightless environments,  these frequencies can be produced…in my chair

Clinically identified healing frequencies can be downloaded from Hifi Wellness and can be administered…..in my chair or shared… on the couch

Technology is very pretty these days…With over 40 years of experience in sensory stimulation drivers and systems, HiFi Wellness prefers function over form or maybe semi-industrial, is a better term, all with a 1 year limited warranty.  The system is modular, so if one part fails it can be replaced in a matter of minutes.

The technology represented includes high mass, Kapton Coil actuated drivers,  52 MGO neodymium magnets provide ultra high magnetic force and provides for mounting to most articles.  3D  printed driver shells transfer high energy, high fidelity sensory stimulus through most furniture providing tactile, haptic, kinesthetic, bone conduction and audio stimulation.

Drivers attach to metal frame members in furniture in seconds and to most wood frame furniture in minutes via magnetic mounting. The SSD522neo driver can be attached to any wooden cross member with the supplied hardware.

200 Watt digital amplifier with Bluetooth, optical, RCA, 3.5 mm front jack, connectivity. IR remote with volume control, input switching, EQ settings. Over sized power supply for high fidelity head room and cool operation.

Once drivers are mounted, plug into wall receptacle, pair to Bluetooth or connect to your TV via optical input and play your favorite music or download the HiFi Wellness clinically identified healing frequencies or connect to You Tube and add video.

System provides true sign wave excitation to most articles, may be placed on body or under cushions, water bed mattresses, attached to flooring, risers, car seats and floors. Decks and hot tubs.

Submersible drivers coming …stay tuned.

Transform something you already have into a multi sensory stimulation retreat in five easy steps:

1. Magnetically mount driver directly to metal frame in furniture or attach to wood cross members with supplied mounting magnet and wood screw  and then magnetically mount driver to bottom of furniture.

2. Plug in.

3. Pair and connect to Bluetooth on smart device.

4. Enjoy multi sensory stimulation connected to your smart device or Bluetooth connected  smart TV or use the optical input to connect to most TV’s.

 

Add high output, high fidelity Sensory Stimulation to your favorite chair , sofa or lounge with this complete system. Includes 2ea SSD522NEO drivers, power supply and Bluetooth connected 200 Watt amplifier.

Installation is simple with magnetic mounting, just couple to any metal surface and plug in system for unmatched sensory immersion. Once drivers are installed, pair to on board Bluetooth receiver to begin enjoying Sensory Stimulation immersion.

Coupling to wood is simple with supplied center drilled mounting magnet and  beefy Phillips  head wood screw to secure to wood frame or cross member (pre drilling  recommended) allows quick attachment to wooden cross members.

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SSD522NEO Sensory Stimulation Driver

SSD522NEO System Installed in recliner

 

Experience Sensory Immersion.

SSD522NEO system

2 ea HiFi Wellness SSD522NEO Sensory Stimulation Drivers, power supply, 200 Watt amplifier with Bluetooth connectivity and wireless remote. Magnetic mounting.

$649.00

SLS Nylon SSD522neoNP

Sensory Stimulation Driver, 1.5 Tesla magnetic exciter, coil driven fidelity, magnetically coupled.

Nylon Solves Vibratory Issues

In the process of building acoustic drivers, and in printing and sourcing 3D printed parts, most materials, ABS, PLA PET-G, could not stand the rigors of vibration and heat of the electro mechanical prototypes built over the last 7 years.

Like Edison, I have searched for just the right material to make my vision a reality.

Enter Nylon, a material that has seen use in the fashion industry, when did you see your first set of Nylon hose? Probably didn’t have a sprinkler attached! Used in industry as a reliable bearing surface, medical for a hypo-allergenic material, but more important to my use, classical guitar strings

The new SSD522neoNP uses nylon transduction shells to solve all of the issues in using 3D printed materials to manufacture hi fidelity MSSD,s (Multi Sensory Stimulation Driver’s) to produce MSS (Multi Sensory Stimulation) in most human conveyances.

Magnetic Coupling allows this driver to be utilized in HiFi Wellness products such as our portable, Reclining, Massage Table, or our Sensory Nest Tm, portable chair.

Magnetic coupling, also allows adding this sensation, to your favorite recliner or couch. Look for our release of our underwater series for use in your hot tub or even your bath tub, for a truly immersive experience.

Purchase with our digital Bluetooth connected system or as a separate driver utilizing you own amplification system.

SSD522neoNP

Hi Fidelity, Sensory Stimulation Driver, Nylon transduction shells, 1.5 Tesla magnetic exciter, precision voice coil driven, hypoallergenic, solvent resistant. Magnetically coupled.

$449.00


https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-08-body-vibration-microbiome-inflammation-diabetes.html

Whole body vibration shakes up microbiome, reduces inflammation in diabetes
Drs. Babak Baban and Jack Yu Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, A

In the face of diabetes, a common condition in which glucose and levels of destructive inflammation soar, whole body vibration appears to improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to deter inflammation, investigators report.

For the first time they have described how regular use of whole body vibration can create this healthier mix by yielding a greater percentage of macrophages—cells that can both promote or prevent inflammation—that suppress rather than promote.

In their mouse model, investigators at the Medical College of Georgia and Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University have also shown that whole body vibration alters the microbiome, a collection of microorganisms in and on our body, which help protect us from invaders and, in the gut, help us digest food.

Changes they saw included increasing levels of a bacterium that makes short chain fatty acids, which can help the body better utilize glucose, they report in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Glucose is used by the body for fuel but at high levels promotes inflammation, insulin insensitivity and ultimately can cause diabetes.

While there were other changes, the most dramatic they documented was the 17-fold increase in this bacterium called Alistipes, a gut bacterium not typically in high supply there but known to be proficient at making short chain fatty acids which, in turn, are “very good” at decreasing inflammation in the gut, says Dr. Jack Yu, chief of pediatric plastic surgery at MCG. Alistipes, which helps ferment our food without producing alcohol, generally improves the metabolic status of our gut and makes us more proficient at using the glucose we consume for energy.

When they saw this, co-corresponding authors Yu and Dr. Babak Baban, immunologist and interim associate dean for research at DCG, immediately thought that giving a dose of the bacterium, like you would a medication, with a smaller dose of whole body vibration—in this case 10 minutes versus 20 minutes five times weekly—might work just as well, and it did, they report.

It what appears to be this good chain reaction, when Alistipes went up, glucose use and the macrophage mix also improved, Baban says. “The sequencing is not yet completely clear,” Yu says, “But it appears to be a closed loop, feed forward, self-magnifying cycle.”

Our microbiome, like a casserole, is in layers and one way whole body vibration may work is by rearranging those layers, Baban says, but they reiterate that no one is certain just how whole body vibration works in this or other scenarios, like as an exercise mimic without all the proactive movement.

But it appears to help address a key concern in diabetes and many common diseases: inflammation. While acute inflammation helps us fight disease, chronic inflammation helps start and sustain a variety of diseases from cardiovascular problems to cancer as well as diabetes.

With rates of inflammation-producing obesity and related type 2 diabetes increasing—even in children—new therapies that can directly help avoid the health consequences are needed, they write. They add that while more work is needed, whole body vibration might be one widely applicable and generally safe approach to use.

Macrophages, which promote inflammation, called M1, and suppress inflammation, called M2, play an important role in regulation of the inflammatory response. The inflammatory status of macrophages also influences the gut microbiome and vice versa.

In Baban and Yu’s mouse model of type 2 diabetes, where circulating glucose levels are high, they wanted to know how whole-body vibration affected the inflammatory status of macrophages and the diversity of the microbiome. They theorized their diabetes model would have more M1s, and that whole body vibration would result in more M2s and yield changes in the microbiome as well.

They found both a significant increase in the number of M2s as well as increases in levels of other anti-inflammatory molecules like the cytokine IL-10, in both normal mice and their diabetes mouse model after vibration. In fact, whole body vibration restored M2 levels to that of normal controls.

In the microbiome, they saw numerous shifts but by far the most significant was the increase in Alistipes and a general decrease in the diversity of the microbiome.

They note that while more diversity is generally considered a good thing, in this case the shift likely resulted from an increase in species like Alistipes, which can produce short chain fatty acids like butyrate, which result from the fermentation of dietary fiber in our gut and which feed inhabitants of the microbiome, are highly anti-inflammatory and can help reverse ill effects of high-fat diets, they write.

Theirs is the first study to document crosstalk between the microbiome and innate immunity by altering the macrophage mix with whole body vibration. Innate immunity is a sort of basic defense that immediately responds to invaders in the body and includes physical barriers like the skin as well as immune cells like macrophages, which are key to this response. In this scenario, macrophages, for example, release other cells called cytokines that help trigger inflammation. Adaptive immunity is when the body makes a specific cell, like an antibody, to target a specific invader.

They note that it’s still impossible to know whether the microbiome or macrophage shift comes first but theorize that making more glucose available to macrophages fosters inflammation and insulin resistance.

Another experiment they want to do to better define the order, is to delete the macrophages and see if they still see the other effects, Baban says.

But either way, the investigators say the clear interaction provides more evidence that whole body vibration can turn down inflammation.

The microbiome lives in the mouth, gut, vagina and skin—mostly in the gut— at points where our body comes in contact with foreign items to help protect us from invaders. In the gut it helps us digest and use our food.

Scientists have found more than 8 million genes represented in the bacteria, fungi and viruses that comprise a healthy human microbiome while the human himself has more like 20,000 to 25,000 genes. Obesity has been associated with a less-diverse microbiome, which is actually more efficient at digesting food.

In diabetes, whole body vibration is known to reduce ill effects like excessive urine production and excessive thirst, Yu reported in 2012 to the Third World Congress of Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent. That work was in a mouse model, which mimicked overeating adolescents. Vibration also reduced inflammation levels, including shifts in some immune cell levels. Vibration also was better than drugs at reducing A1C levels, which provide a better idea of your average blood sugar levels than a fasting glucose by showing what percentage of your oxygen-carrying hemoglobin is routinely coated with sugar. High glucose, or blood sugar levels, may result in sugar binding to cells and other places inside the body where it can alter function.

“Hyperglycemia is not good,” says Yu. “When it happens you perturb the normal.”

While Alistipes, which does not survive well outside the body, is not currently a part of probiotics or even yogurt cultures, for these studies the investigators used levels of other bacterium, like lactobacillus, found in yogurt to determine how much to give when they tried the Alistipes as a medicine adjunct to whole body vibration.

Alistipes is found in plants, and levels have been shown to be decreased in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s. Higher levels have been associated with depression, and high levels can be found in the gut of hibernating bears.

A 2017 study published in Endocrinology by Drs. Alexis Stranahan and Meghan E. McGee-Lawrence at MCG, provided evidence that in their animal model of obesity and diabetes, whole body vibration was essentially the same as walking on a treadmill at reducing body fat and improving muscle and bone tone, including reducing seriously unhealthy fat around the liver, where it produces damage similar to excessive drinking.

More information: Jack C. Yu et al. Whole Body Vibration-Induced Omental Macrophage Polarization and Fecal Microbiome Modification in a Murine Model, International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.3390/ijms20133125Journal information:Endocrinology


Here is link to full report https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2427054/


SSD522neoNP w amp

Add this Multi Sensory Stimulation System technology to any furniture.

True high fidelity, high energy Tactile, Haptic, kinesthetic, bone conduction and audio  turns your couch into a sound nest.

Experience front seat at the concert sensory immersion at low volume levels… on your own couch .   Feel the musicians sensory excitation, like standing in front of a speaker stack, crisp, clear, clean guitar notes resonating through their body. Or every note of an acoustic guitar resonating through your chair like a musical massage.

The physical relationship of a violinist with the auditory, bone conduction, tactile and kinesthetic sensory stimulation emanating from the instrument… recreated in your favorite couch and then the Star Wars, gyromagnetic speeders in the forest and we are on them… in our love seat.

NASA uses vibration to increase bone and muscle mass in weightless environments,  these frequencies can be produced…in my chair

Clinically identified healing frequencies can be downloaded from Hifi Wellness and can be administered…..in my chair or shared… on the couch

Technology is very pretty these days…With over 40 years of experience in sensory stimulation drivers and systems, HiFi Wellness prefers function over form or maybe semi-industrial, is a better term, all with a 1 year limited warranty.  The system is modular, so if one part fails it can be replaced in a matter of minutes.

The technology represented includes high mass, Kapton Coil actuated drivers,  52 MGO neodymium magnets provide ultra high magnetic force and provides for mounting to most articles.  3D  printed driver shells transfer high energy, high fidelity sensory stimulus through most furniture providing tactile, haptic, kinesthetic, bone conduction and audio stimulation.

Drivers attach to metal frame members in furniture in seconds and to most wood frame furniture in minutes via magnetic mounting. The SSD522neo driver can be attached to any wooden cross member with the supplied hardware.

200 Watt digital amplifier with Bluetooth, optical, RCA, 3.5 mm front jack, connectivity. IR remote with volume control, input switching, EQ settings. Over sized power supply for high fidelity head room and cool operation.

Once drivers are mounted, plug into wall receptacle, pair to Bluetooth or connect to your TV via optical input and play your favorite music or download the HiFi Wellness clinically identified healing frequencies or connect to You Tube and add video.

System provides true sign wave excitation to most articles, may be placed on body or under cushions, water bed mattresses, attached to flooring, risers, car seats and floors. Decks and hot tubs.

Submersible drivers coming …stay tuned.

Transform something you already have into a multi sensory stimulation retreat in five easy steps:

1. Magnetically mount driver directly to metal frame in furniture or attach to wood cross members with supplied mounting magnet and wood screw  and then magnetically mount driver to bottom of furniture.

2. Plug in.

3. Pair and connect to Bluetooth on smart device.

4. Enjoy multi sensory stimulation connected to your smart device or Bluetooth connected  smart TV or use the optical input to connect to most TV’s.

Add high output, high fidelity Sensory Stimulation to your favorite chair , sofa or lounge with this complete system. Includes 2ea SSD522NEO drivers, power supply and Bluetooth connected 200 Watt amplifier.

Installation is simple with magnetic mounting, just couple to any metal surface and plug in system for unmatched sensory immersion. Once drivers are installed, pair to on board Bluetooth receiver to begin enjoying Sensory Stimulation immersion.

Coupling to wood is simple with supplied center drilled mounting magnet and  beefy Phillips  head wood screw to secure to wood frame or cross member (pre drilling  recommended) allows quick attachment to wooden cross members.

HiFi Wellness Recliner

SSD522NEO System Installed in recliner

Experience Sensory Immersion.

SSD522NEO system

2 ea HiFi Wellness SSD522NEO Sensory Stimulation Drivers, power supply, 200 Watt amplifier with Bluetooth connectivity and wireless remote. Magnetic mounting.

$649.00


This small, yet powerful device, provides unmatched High Fidelity excitation  to almost any article. With a footprint of only 5.5″ and 1.5″ tall this device can be used to create a complete sensory immersion effect in all but the smallest of spaces.

The 3D printed, dual domed driver produces accurate signal response for true sinusoidal excitation and can reproduce the vibrational signal for most musical instruments from bass guitars to violin’s and french horns.  The high damping characteristics of this device will also produce any clinically identified healing frequencies in most articles from massage tables to readily available chairs, sofa’s,  and lounges.

When used in conjunction with home theater equipment, a whole range of sound effects can be felt and heard, adding the missing sensations of real life experiences and creating a new frontier for adding physical effects along with multi channel audio.

Experience total music and movie sensory immersion with the new SSD522NEO from HiFi Wellness.

New low price of $199.00.  Free Shipping!

SSD522NEO Sensory Stimulation Driver

High Fidelity Neodymium powered, sensory stimulation driver. Magnetic mounting.

$199.00

NEW SSD522NEO Sensory Stimulation Driver


SSD522NEO top chair mounting

SSD522NEO ready for mounting

The SSD522NEO Sensory Stimulation Driver represents the latest technology for converting audio signals to 5 Sensory Stimulation effects. Tactile, Haptic, Kinesthetic, Audio and bone conduction.

This patent pending technology utilizes a 52 MGO magnetic structure to impart vibratory information to almost any form of human conveyance, from lounge chairs to sofa’s, floors and car seats, via magnetic mounting.

This small, yet powerful device, provides unmatched High Fidelity excitation  to almost any article. With a footprint of only 5.5″ and 1.5″ tall this device can be used to create a complete sensory immersion effect in all but the smallest of spaces.

The 3D printed, dual domed driver produces accurate signal response for true sinusoidal excitation and can reproduce the vibrational signiture for most musical instruments from bass guitars to violin’s and french horns.  The high damping characteristics of this device will also produce any clinically identified healing frequencies in most articles from massage tables to readily available chairs, sofa’s,  and lounges.

When used in conjunction with home theater equipment, a whole range of sound effects can be felt and heard, adding the missing sensations of real life experiences and creating a new frontier for adding physical effects along with multi channel audio.

Experience total music and movie sensory immersion with the new SSD522NEO from HiFi Wellness.

Entertaining sonic immersion = HiFi Wellness

SSD522NEO

High fidelity Sensory Stimulation Driver. 52 MGO magnet structure, 3D printed transduction shells and magnetic mounting. True sine wave output for music and healing frequencies.

$299.00

 


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http://www.news.utoronto.ca/good-vibrations-using-sound-treat-disease

Good vibrations: using sound to treat disease

Anjum Nayyar

Many of us love massages, but imagine a massage so deep that tissues, organs and cells could also be ‘massaged’.

That’s exactly what Vibroacoustic Therapy, a low frequency sound massage, is clinically proven to do, and new research at U of T suggests that it may help people with debilitating diseases.

“It is basically stimulating the body with very low sound – like sitting on a subwoofer,” said Professor Lee Bartel of the Faculty of Music.  “But it requires special speakers that carry sound almost too low to hear in a way that changes it basically to something you feel instead of hear.”

Bartel and his team in the new Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) are exploring the medical effects of low frequency sound and have shown that this therapy can play a key role in reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) consists of low sound frequencies that are transmitted to the body and mind through special transducers that convert the sound to inner body massage. MaHRC associates Heidi Ahonen and Quincy Almeida treated two groups of Parkinson’s patients (20 with dominant tremor symptoms and 20 with slow/rigid movement symptoms) with five minutes of 30 Hz vibration.

Both groups showed improvements in all symptoms, including less rigidity and better walking speed with bigger steps and less tremor.

“There have been several studies using vibration from sound with Parkinson’s,” said Bartel   “It has been known for over 100 years that vibration (like riding in a wagon on cobblestones) helped relieve some symptoms. So the scientific study of the effect of low frequency sound was a natural connection. Also known is that 40 Hz brain waves seem to be carriers of information between the parts of the brain that control movement. So adding extra stimulation in that zone should help that communication and so assist in movement control.”

Bartel, Founding and Acting Director of MaHRC, says the goal of low frequency sound studies with Parkinson’s is to determine which approach is most effective, how much and how often treatment is needed, and whether medication can be reduced. Vibroacoustic Therapy frequencies, between 20 and 100 Hz or pulses per second, correspond to brainwave activities and function that are currently being explored in neuroscience.

But the effects of Vibroacoustic Therapy extend beyond the brain. It also provides deep physical cellular stimulation to skin, muscles and joints, resulting in decreased pain and increased mobility. Like hand/mechanical massage, vibroacoustic therapy aids circulation, relaxes muscles, and feels good.

Bartel points to research that shows that “several medical conditions including Parkinson’s and neuralgic pain like fibromyalgia, may be related to a common brain mechanism – a brain rhythm disorientation between the inner brain and the outer cortex. Since the rhythmic pulses of music can drive and stabilize these, we speculate that low frequency sound might help in fibromyalgia as well as Parkinson’s.”

Bartel’s team is now looking at the role of vibroacoustic therapy as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia.

“Although it is too early to form any conclusions, there is encouraging data indicating that treating fibromyalgia patients with doses of 40 Hz sound seems to reduce pain.”

“It is truly an exciting time for music medicine – the idea of developing audioceuticals (prescribable sound) points to a whole new direction for music therapy, and the potential for MaHRC to lead in this is very exciting for me” said Bartel.


Clinical trial showing the positive effects of using VAT (Vibro Acoustic Therapy) at a specific frequency for relieving pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

74% reduced pain medication.  26% quit taking pain meds.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4325896/?report=reader

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