Marodyne LiV Device
Low Intensity Vibration
Vibration treatment for astronauts
If not treated, osteoporosis affected women can lose about 1.5% of their bone mass in the lumbar spinal region, in the hips or femoral neck within one year. An astronaut, by comparison, can lose this same amount in a single month.
To mitigate astronaut’s bone loss while in space, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), put together a team, led by professor Clinton Rubin, to research and develop the low-intensity vibration concept, which took considerable amounts of research over many years.
The result was the creation of a vibration platform that you stand on as it transmits stimuli to the bones. These specific, low-intensity stimuli activate the body’s cells and contribute to maintaining and building up bones and muscles.
Research & science supports Marodyne LiV
The Marodyne LiV product draws on a solid, medical foundation. Known globally as the only provider of a fully medically certified (under the EU Medical Devices Directive), safe Low-intensity Vibration (LiV) platform, Marodyne is supervised by a scientific advisory board with leading experts from the fields of biomedicine, orthopedics, osteoporosis, metabolism, rehabilitation medicine, and stem cell research. The starting points for the development of the treatment were orthopedics, osteoporosis, and space medicine: the future of the research is increasingly determined by new studies and findings from the field of stem cell biology.
Professor Rubin serves as the Chief Scientific Officer at Marodyne LiV. He is also SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Director of the NYSTAR Center for Advanced Technology in Medical Biotechnology.
Know who is behind the scenes of Marodyne LiV
Clinton Rubin, Ph.D, is SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chief Scientific Officer of BTT-Health GmbH, who has spent his scientific career trying to understand how mechanical signals influence the body. One of his key findings has been that extremely low magnitude mechanical signals, delivered in the form of Low-intensity Vibration (LiV), can dictate the regeneration patterns of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) found within the body to stimulate musculoskeletal tissues and suppress the formation of fat¹.
Professor Clinton Rubin, Ph.D.
His team has discovered, that Low-intensity Vibration promotes the building of lean muscle mass and the conditioning of muscle reflexes. It is the goal of all biomedical scientists to see the work that we do in the laboratory translate to the clinic, to help the health and well-being of patients.
Q&A Marodyne LiV Device
with Sara Meeks
Marodyne LiV Device User Guide
The acceleration output from the Marodyne LiV device is constant throughout the session of use. The user will likely shift their weight loading and stance during use of the device. This behavior is constantly monitored by the device and it adjusts itself to maintain the 0.4g acceleration.
The device is designed for years of use. It has a metal top and bottom case to withstand the usual daily use of the device. A visual display shows the session time and the position of the user for optimal exposure to LiV during the session. The device can be attached to the electrical supply and maintains a standby mode when it is not in use, so it will not be necessary to turn the device on and off at each session of use.
The device is portable and is supplied with a smart travel bag to enable the user to take their device with them. The electrical requirements for the Marodyne LiV are designed to allow use in a broad number of countries.
The Marodyne LiV Device is a Class 1 510 (k) exempt powered exercise device in the United States.
It conforms to the requirements of 21 CFR 890.5380.
Unboxing Marodyne LiV
Marodyne LiV offers a number of benefits for your musculoskeletal health:
- Redevelops muscles
- Restores motion to joints
- Adjunct treatment for obesity
- Relieves minor aches and pains
- Temporary and local increases in circulation
Additionally to meeting all vibrational safety limits, full device function and the results it can achieve have been medically certified according to the European (CE) Medical Device Directive.
Frailer and older people, or those with reduced muscle strength, balance problems and risk of falling can easily, safely and effectively overcome these conditions by utilising Marodyne LiV for 10 minutes per day. This preventive, natural way of bone and muscle stimulation can help you to live a longer, healthier and independent life.
The Marodyne LiV operates well within human vibration safety guidance defined within ISO 2631-1². The manufacturer has found no contraindications for use of the device or undesirable effects within clinical trials and scientific literature reviewed. The device can be used in the presence of metal screws and plates.
The safety and effectiveness of the use of this device in pregnant/nursing women has not been established. People with cardiac pacemakers should get clearance from their physician prior to use
¹ Luu YK, Capilla E, Rosen C, Gilsanz V, Pessin JE, Judex, Rubin CT, (2009) Mechanical stimulation of mesenchymal stem cell proliferation and differentiation promotes osteogenesis while preventing dietary-induced obesity. J.Bone Miner.Res. 24, 50-61
² Muir J, Kiel DP, Rubin CT, Safety and severity of accelerations delivered from whole body vibration exercise devices to standing adults, JSMS 16 (2013) 526-531