Science and Research

As VibroGym is committed to research on Vibration technology and to provide a platform of knowledge how Vibration training can enhance the quality of live, VibroGym is continuously looking for new applications to optimize the use of Vibration training and therefore funding and pursuing clinical studies in different medical directions. Some of the key sectors we are actively undertake clinical research are Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes 2 among others), Osteoporosis, Neuropathy and MS.

Below is a list of articles related to our medical claims as approved by the European Medical Device Directive (MDD) as class 2A medical devise. We have specified whether the Vibration plate used in the research is the VibroGym (or OEM product) as we acknowledge all companies committed to the enhancement of the use of Vibration technology

Number of articles per field of indication

Increase of muscle strength 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38 42, 43, 44 6 – 60 10 – 29 2 Nursing home residents, Healthy volunteers, Postmenopausal women, Various grades of heart failure

Stimulation of blood flow

19, 21, 28

10 – 37 0 – 24 0

Healthy volunteers Various grades of heart failure

Increase of stabilization and coordination

5, 6, 8, 10, 1137, 44 6 – 55 0 – 34 0

Nursing home residents Moderately resistance trained men Untrained females Competitive athletes Healthy volunteers (± cross over design) Geriatric patients (cross over design)

Other Documents 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 24, 26, 27, 34, 39, 40, 41

Specification of different platforms and supporting devices

Research with the VibroGym or (OEM). Selected color ORANGE 1,2,5,6,7,18,19,21,22,29,30,44

Research with other vibration platforms. Selected color GREEN 3,4,8,12,13,15,16,25,26,27,28,31,32,33,35,37,38,40,41,42,43

Research with supporting articles. Selected color BLUE 9,10,11,14,20,23,24,34,36,39

VibroGym Medical documents

  • VibroGym International BV – 2006
  • VibroGym Medical User’s Manual
  • VibroGym IFU 05.0001.001 RCD Medical dated 2007-02-02

Scientific documents

1 Klaus Baum, Tim Votteler, Jürgen Schiab Efficiency of vibration exercise for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients. Int J Med Sci. 2007 May 31;4(3):159-63.

2 Bautmans I, Van Hees E, Lemper JC, Mets T. The feasibility of Whole Body Vibration in institutionalised elderly persons and its influence on muscle performance, balance and mobility: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN62535013].

3 Bruyere O, Wuidart MA, Di Palma E, Gourlay M, Ethgen O, Richy F, Reginster JY. Controlled whole body vibration to decrease fall risk and improve health-related quality of life of nursing home residents.

4 Cochrane DJ, Legg SJ, Hooker MJ. The short-term effect of whole-body vibration training on vertical jump, sprint, and agility performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2004 Nov;18(4):828-32.

5 Cormie P, Deane RS, Triplett NT, McBride JM. Acute effects of whole-body vibration on muscle activity, strength, and power. J Strength Cond Res. 2006 May; 20(2): 257-61.

6 Delecluse C, Roelants M, Diels R, Koninckx E, Verschueren S. Effects of whole body vibration training on muscle strength and sprint performance in sprint-trained athletes. Int J Sports Med. 2005 Oct;26(8):662-8.

7 Delecluse C, Roelants M, Verschueren S. Strength increase after whole-body vibration compared with resistance training. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2003 Jun; 35(6): 33-41.

8 Fagnani F, Giombini A, Di Cesare A, Pigozzi F, Di Salvo V. The effects of a whole-body vibration program on muscle performance and flexibility in female athletes. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Dec; 85(12): 956-62.

9 Goats GC. Massage–the scientific basis of an ancient art: Part 2. Physiological and therapeutic effects. Br J Sports Med. 1994 Sep;28 (3):153-6.

10 Goats GC. Massage–the scientific basis of an ancient art: Part 1. The techniques. Br J Sports Med. 1994 Sep;28(3):149-52.

11 Hovind H, Nielsen SL. Effect of massage on blood flow in skeletal muscle. Scand J Rehabil Med. 1974;6(2):74-7. No abstrcat available.

12 Ishitake T, Miyazaki Y, Ando H, Matoba T. Suppressive mechanism of gastric motility by whole-body vibration. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 1999 Oct; 72(7): 469-74.

13 Iwamoto J, Takeda T, Sato Y, Uzawa M. Effect of whole-body vibration exercise on lumbar bone mineral density, bone turnover, and chronic back pain in post-menopausal osteoporotic women treated with alendronate. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2005 Apr;17(2):157-63.

14 Kaddoura S, Patel D, Parameshwar J, Sparrow J, Park A, Bayliss J, Sutton GC, Poole-Wilson PA. Objective assessment of the response to treatment of severe heart failure using a 9-minute walk test on a patient-powered treadmill. J Card Fail. 1996 Jun; 2(2): 133-9.

15 Kawanabe K, Kawashima A, Sashimoto I, Takeda T, Sato Y, Iwamoto J. Effect of whole-body vibration exercise and muscle strengthening, balance, and walking exercises on walking ability in the elderly. Keio J Med. 2007 Mar;56(1):28-33.

16 Kerschan-Schindl K, Grampp S, Henk C, Resch H, Preisinger E, Fialka-Moser V, Imhof H. Whole-body vibration exercise leads to alterations in muscle blood volume. Clin Physiol. 2001 May; 21(3): 377-82.

17 Kraaijenhof H, Vibratietraining en therapie, ISBN: 90-389-1326-5.

18 Lohman Iii EB, Petrofsky JS, Maloney-Hinds C, Betts-Schwab H, Thorpe D. The effect of whole body vibration on lower extremity skin blood flow in normal subjects. Med Sci Monit. 2007 Jan 8; 13(2): CR71-76

19 Luo J, McNamara B, Moran K. The use of vibration training to enhance muscle strength and power. Sports Med. 2005; 35(1): 23-41.

20 Martin BJ, Park HS. Analysis of the tonic vibration reflex: influence of vibration variables on motor unit synchronization and fatigue. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol. 1997; 75(6): 504-11.

21 Mester J, Kleinoder H, Yue Z. Vibration training: benefits and risks. J Biomech. 2006; 39(6): 1056-65.

22 Nordlund MM, Thorstensson A. Strength training effects of whole-body vibration? Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2007 Feb; 17(1): 12-17.

23 Parameshwar J, Dambrink JH, Sparrow J, Wright C, Park A, Tweed J, Poole-Wilson PA. A new exercise test for the assessment of heart failure: use of a self powered treadmill. Br Heart J. 1989 May; 61(5): 421-5.

24 Redick LF. Effect of “massage” on venous blood flow. Anesth Analg. 1993 Dec;77(6):1306-7. No abstract available.

25 Rittweger J, Belavy D, Hunek P, Gast U, Boerst H, Feilcke B, Armbrecht G, Mulder E, Schubert H, Richardson C, de Haan A, Stegeman DF, Schiessl H, Felsenberg D. Highly demanding resistive vibration exercise program is tolerated during 56 days of strict bed-rest. Int J Sports Med. 2006 Jul; 27(7): 553-9.

26 Rittweger J, Just K, Kautzsch K, Reeg P, Felsenberg D. Treatment of chronic lower back pain with lumbar extension and whole-body vibration exercise: a randomized controlled trial. Spine. 2002 Sep 1; 27(17): 1829-34.

27 Rittweger J, Schiessl H, Felsenberg D. Oxygen uptake during whole-body vibration exercise: comparison with squatting as a slow voluntary movement. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2001 Dec; 86(2): 169-73.

28 Rittweger J, Beller G, Felsenberg D. Acute physiological effects of exhaustive whole-body vibration exercise in man. Clin Physiol. 2000 Mar; 20(2): 134-42.

29 Roelants M, Delecluse C, Verschueren SM. Whole-body-vibration training increases knee-extension strength and speed of movement in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004a Jun; 52(6): 901-8.

30 Roelants M, Delecluse C, Goris M, Verschueren S. Effects of 24 weeks of whole body vibration training on body composition and muscle strength in untrained females. Int J Sports Med. 2004b Jan;25(1):1-5.

31 Ronnestad BR. Comparing the performance-enhancing effects of squats on a vibration platform with conventional squats in recreationally resistance-trained men. J Strength Cond Res. 2004 Nov;18(4):839-45.

32 Rubin C, Pope M, Fritton JC, Magnusson M, Hansson T, McLeod K. Transmissibility of 15-hertz to 35-hertz vibrations to the human hip and lumbar spine: determining the physiologic feasibility of delivering low-level anabolic mechanical stimuli to skeletal regions at greatest risk of fracture because of osteoporosis. Spine. 2003 Dec 1; 28(23): 2621-7.

33 de Ruiter CJ, Van Raak SM, Schilperoort JV, Hollander AP, de Haan A. The effects of 11 weeks whole body vibration training on jump height, contractile properties and activation of human knee extensors. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2003 Nov; 90(5-6): 595-600.

34 Runge M, Rehfeld G, Resnicek E. Balance training and exercise in geriatric patients. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2000 Sep; 1(1): 61-5.

35 Russo CR, Lauretani F, Bandinelli S, Bartali B, Cavazzini C, Guralnik JM, Ferrucci L. High-frequency vibration training increases muscle power in postmenopausal women.

36 Schache AG, Blanch PD, Rath DA, Wrigley TV, Starr R, Bennell KL. A comparison of overound and treadmill running for measuring the three-dimensional kinematics of the lumbopelvic-hip complex. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2001 Oct; 16(8): 667-80.

37 Semler O, Fricke O, Vezyroglou K, Stark C, Schoenau E. Preliminary results on the mobility after whole body vibration in immobilized children and adolescents. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2007 Jan-Mar;7(1):77-81.

38 Schlumberger A, Salin D, Schmidtbleicher D. Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2001 Mar;15(1):1-7.

39 Sparrow J, Parameshwar J, Poole-Wilson PA. Assessment of functional capacity in chronic heart failure: time-limited exercise on a self-powered treadmill. Br Heart J. 1994 Apr; 71(4): 391-4.

40 Torvinen S, Kannus P, Sievanen H, Jarvinen TA, Pasanen M, Kontulainen S, Nenonen A, Jarvinen TL, Paakkala T, Jarvinen M, Vuori I. Effect of 8-month vertical whole body vibration on bone, muscle performance, and body balance: a randomized controlled study. J Bone Miner Res. 2003 May; 18(5): 876-84.

41 Torvinen S, Kannus P, Sievanen H, Jarvinen TA, Pasanen M, Kontulainen S, Jarvinen TL, Jarvinen M, Oja P, Vuori I. Effect of four-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002 Sep; 34(9): 1523-8.

42 Torvinen S, Kannu P, Sievanen H, Jarvinen TA, Pasanen M, Kontulainen S, Jarvinen TL, Jarvinen M, Oja P, Vuori I. Effect of a vibration exposure on muscular performance and body balance. Randomized cross-over study. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2002 Mar; 22(2): 145-52.

43 van Nes IJ, Latour H, Schils F, Meijer R, van Kuijk A, Geurts AC. Long-term effects of 6-week whole-body vibration on balance recovery and activities of daily living in the postacute phase of stroke: a randomized, controlled trial. Stroke. 2006 Sep;37(9):2331-5.

44 Verschueren SM, Roelants M, Delecluse C, Swinnen S, Vanderschueren D, Boonen S. Effect of 6-month whole body vibration training on hip density, muscle strength, and postural control in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled pilot study. J Bone Miner Res. 2004 Mar; 19(3): 352-9.