The TP1600i has one goal in mind, prevention of the complications associated with osteoarthritis. This includes reducing pain and increasing final muscle strength to the levels of an undiseased knee. Our design aims to accompish these goals through these systems:
The TheraPress is unique in that it adjusts to various signals from the body, to effectively recruit the less functional muscle groups:
- Muscle Mapping via electrode arrays
- Range of Motion
- Heart Rate
After research of various studies,we decided to include neuromuscular electro-stimulation (NMES) into our system. NMES uses low frequecy electrical stimulation to target unused motor neurons, resulting in increased force production.