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Neuromuscular Engineering & Technology designs and develops prototypes for Military/Government/Commercial Applications. This encompasses Software and Hardware design/development/manufacturing/assembly.
The Iso family of products are specifically designed to provide an efficient isometric/eccentric exercise program and diagnostic measurement system that does not require the lifting of weights and can be used in the therapeutic management of disabled or impaired individuals.
1979 -The IsoPUMP was developed over the last 20 years as a direct result of the need for more effective rehabilitation programs for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. Initially, the use of weight-loading equipment was used.
As our knowledge base expanded through practical applications, various hydraulic assistance and resistance equipment was used. Ongoing research and actual treatment practice in Australia, UK, and the USA has paved the way for the development of unique applications of pressure and weights. A combination of isometric, isotonic and eccentric pressure loading was conceived utilising a patented servo mechanism and software base. Further experimentation through the 80’s and 90’s have resulted in the discovery of a most unique machine – The IsoPUMP.
The IsoPUMP is the safest and most time efficient exercise and rehabilitation program in the world today.
2005 – IsoCAD was developed to provide gait analysis and range of motion measurement for specific body regions. Complements the strength measurements of the IsoPUMP. Ideal for rehabilitation progress reporting with an in depth medical history recording data base. Video capture available for use in the office or at the competition track. Comparisons for athletic technique improvement individual to individual. Establish accurate assessments for the athlete, research subject or patient. Create an in depth ongoing report from incidence of injury, through the rehabilitation process to complete recovery.
2005 – IsoBALANCE is the most efficient and easy-to-use clinical assessment tool for balance disorders. Low cost and portable this equipment provides valuable information on the balance status of a patient or research subject. Electronic transmission of relevant information for comment and on-line medical advice. Specific for neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and balance disorders due to ageing.
2005 -IsoSEN for the mature athlete. A more supported design of the IsoPUMP for the elderly. Particularly effective for degenerative joint disease and osteopenia/osteoporosis.
2006 – IsoTOUCH is the state of the art development for palpatory diagnosis and teaching of manual medicine. For professional measurement and teaching of manual medicine techniques.
2006 – IsoTOUCH (Prosthesis) is s system specifically designed to measure prosthesis “comfort” and correct fitting.
2009 – JSINS and JSINS benefits
The parent company, Neuromuscular Engineering, has been involved with a large number of research projects since the early 1980’s.
Iso Technology has been specifically involved with research into the “Iso” range of equipment – IsoPUMP, IsoBALANCE, IsoTOUCH, IsoSEN, and the IsoPED.
Initially, research for the IsoPUMP was carried out in Australia with a published paper “Enhancing Homeostasis Using Osteopathic Techniques” ( pp 20-26 Australian Journal of Osteopathy Vol. 8. No 2).
During the late 90’s further research was carried out at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) with the publication of “Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Concentric and Eccentric Maximal Effort Exercise on Women with Multiple Sclerosis. A pilot study.” pp 267-275, JAOA.Vol. 2. No 5. May 2002.
Concurrently, further research was undertaken at KCOM and Truman State University in Missouri to determine the comparative effects of IsoPUMP exercise, aerobics and conventional weight training. These studies involved university and medical students from both institutions.
Statistical evidence supports the fact that there was a significant benefit of the IsoPUMP exercise compared to both aerobic and weight training. This was particularly noticeable for the long and vertical jump measurements. Research is currently being finalised for publication.
A “Prolonged Effects of IsoPUMP Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis” is currently being published. This study evaluates the progress of MS subjects over a 12 month period.
Significant beneficial gains in walking, dexterity and strength were maintained for 6 months post IsoPUMP exercise intervention in the pilot study.
A further study in 2002 by the United States Army at De Witt Army Hospital, Washington to evaluate the IsoPUMP program demonstrated an average 114% increase in strength by MS subjects over a 12 week intervention period with accompanying benefits in daily living activities. This study is yet to be published.
In 2003 a multi-site study of the IsoPUMP maximal exercise program as used by MS subjects was commenced at United States Veterans Affairs Hospitals (Denver and St Louis) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and De Witt Army Hospital.
The effects of the IsoPUMP exercise program on osteoporosis subjects was commenced in 2004. Initial data in a pilot study by the US Army suggests significant benefit in reversing bone density loss.
A study was conducted at Rader Clinic, Fort Myer, Washington to determine the effects of IsoPUMP Maximal Exercise on Degenerative Joint Disease and Osteoporosis.