Innovations in Aging Research Webinar Series
The Innovations in Aging Research (IAR) Webinar Series aims to improve the quality of life of older adults by delivering timely resources, innovative topics and the latest research to professionals, caregivers, and older individuals. The series will provide information about wellness, successful aging, caregiving, trends in gerontology and geriatric rehabilitation medicine to provide quality caring practices for our aging population.
Using Therapeutic Vibration Technology in Mobility-Impaired Patients
Date: 25 May 2022
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Jeffrey M. Leismer, PhD,
Founder and CEO, Vibetech
Exercise is the best medicine, but how can we deliver the benefits of weight bearing physical activity to people who are unable to stand? This Webinar presents guidance surrounding the use of therapeutic vibration technology for improving strength, function, and pain in mobility-impaired patients.
60 minutes (1 hour)
1. Understand the importance and intricacies of the human body’s mechanical interactions with the environment which influence the form and function of our musculoskeletal system, and contemplate the active ingredients of weight bearing physical activity and what constitutes a proper dose of weight bearing physical activity for different populations.
2. Learn how biomimicry has been used to develop technology that removes the barriers to physical activity for people unable to perform weight bearing physical activity, and collaborate on concepts to increase engagement and satisfaction in patients receiving interactive, robotic-assist therapeutic vibration treatments.
3. Learn how to use robotic-assist therapeutic vibration technology to deliver appropriate doses of therapeutic vibration (a form of mechanical stimulation that taps into our muscles’ stretch reflexes) to where it is needed to achieve desired patient outcomes (e.g. increased strength/reduced atrophy, increased range of motion, reduced pain, increased circulation, improved balance and physical confidence, etc.)
About the Presenter
Jeff Leismer, PhD is the founder and CEO of VibeTech (Sheboygan, WI), a NASA Spinoff Company. He leads the company’s creation of advanced robotic therapeutic vibration rehabilitation solutions that make exercise accessible to all. He has been an invited faculty member at ACRM and presented at numerous conferences and events. He is inventor on over a dozen issued and pending patents and holds a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida and a MENG in Biomechanics and a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Tech.
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