The moduu effect:
getting the best out of yourself using complete EMS training
Today the positive effects of electricity are widely acknowledged: electro stimulation and electrotherapy must not be missed in any physiotherapy. Athletes from all sorts of sports have also been trying to improve their performance with electrical stimulating systems.
However: With stationary EMS training in the gym, one achieves good and visible success quite quickly, becomes muscular and slimmer, but unfortunately not necessarily fitter and more powerful. The purely external activation of individual muscles and muscle parts neglects an extremely important component: the motor skills. And this is coordinated exclusively through our brain. Thus, the more motion pattern and target coordination match during the stimulation, the better the desired performance effects.
The moduu technology:
clever and mobile for extra efficiency during training
Moduu is based on a future-oriented technological solution with many smart extras that make conventional EMS training easier, more functional and above all mobile. State-of-the-art textiles go hand in hand with an innovative electronic concept. A decentralized network with integrated sensors in the clothing forms the heart of the moduu system. There are no cables on the clothes and none for the controller: the result is a whole new EMS training experience.
The moduu approach:
scientific foundations as the basis of innovative training methods
Muscles require electrical impulses to become active and work. In everyday life this task is performed by our central nervous system. Unconscious impulses, e.g. our heart and breathing function reliably, contractions deliberately controlled by the will motivate us and others. By EMS – electrical muscle stimulation – the muscles are not activated by our brain, but via specially programmed electronics, which emits an external electrical impulse. The tension of the muscles is almost identical as in voluntary contraction.
Most EMS products on the market operate in the low frequency range of up to approx. 100Hz, which, however, only lead to irritation of the impulsive nerves. moduu, on the other hand, uses a modulated mean frequency, which allows a direct activation of the muscles as well as the surrounding tissue. It consists of a carrier frequency of 2 to 2.5 kHz, a stimulus-current component and additional threshold pulses. The high carrier frequency penetrates deep into the muscle and can stimulate a much larger muscle proportion due to easily overcoming the body’s resistance. The result is an enormously increased training efficiency.
This direct irritation also allows the muscles to continue working within their individual contraction patterns. Thus, the so-called fast fibers, as well as their slow relatives – responsible for our posture – contract always according to their natural characteristics. Muscular injuries in case of too much EMS training are thereby effectively avoided.
A look from the past to the future
The development of electro stimulation devices began with the so-called TENS devices (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), which were used exclusively in rehabilitation. A further development for professional use in sports and training-scientific areas began in the 1980s. Approximately 10 years later, this innovative training form began to be used in series for complete body stimulation (GK-EMS). Meanwhile, EMS training is also increasingly used both in performance sports and general sports. The use of EMS is extremely multifaceted due to the large number of possible impulse parameters, ranging from therapy or rehabilitation, to sports training, to the improvement of various performance parameters, to numerous special applications.