The piezo-electric principle of MyACT
Piezo ceramic crystals are arranged in a mosaic pattern on a concave transducer. A high-voltage current brie y excites the piezo crystals, causing them to expand simultaneously a few micrometers along their axis to create a pressure wave. The piezo elements are aligned precisely to the therapy focus. The precise, focused and nonlinear dissemination of the pulse results in steepening at the point of focus, creating a high pressure. The piezo MyACT system does not require an additional re ector. This accounts for the compactness of the therapy source and the precise, well-de ned focal zone. Treatment is quiet and virtually pain-free, and the technology allows the intensity levels to be freely adjusted with al- most no impact on focal size. Piezo technology is extraordinarily durable.
Years of research have shown that mechanical forces including tension and compression greatly influence various cellular functions such as gene expression, cell proliferation and differentiation and the secretion of matrix proteins.1,2,3
Cells use mechanotransduction mechanisms to convert mechanical signals into a cascade of cellular and molecularevents.1,2,3
Tenocytes in tendons, broblasts in ligaments and skin, osteocytes in bone, chondrocytes in articular cartilage, andendothelial cells in blood vessels are mechano-sensitive and respond to mechanical forces.1,2,3
Acoustic Compression Therapy’s impact with its pinpointed delivery of mechanical stimuli can generate biochemicalevents that lead to improved circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process.1,2,3
The PiezoWave2 has an improved user interface making it simple to use in daily clinical practice. Therapy source recognition through Plug&Play ensures that adjustments are carried out with a few keystrokes. Additional support is available from the optional Trigger Point App for your Ipad. This new form of user support was developed to ensure that you can continue to receive the latest information on settings and the newest recommendations for PiezoWave2 clinical applications – quickly and online
The Real Bodywork Trigger Point App available from the App Store or Play Store. The App shows more than 100 trigger points and the areas of referred pain they create.