Made and developed by a team of scientists, researchers, developers and manufacturers of medical products, headed by Prof. Dr. Clinton Rubin – co-founder of Marodyne Medical- for more than 25 years we have been devoted to the development of the LivMD.
Working with NASA, amongst others, we have looked at the effects of vibration to prevent osteoporosis and muscle atrophy. Continually research is still being done to further understand and develop the applications of LIV.
Message from Dr. Clint Rubin
“I have spent the last 30 years of my life trying to understand how mechanical signals modulate bone, bone mass and morphology. The low-intensity vibration frequency has the capacity to dictate the regeneration patterns of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) found within the body to stimulate bone and muscle.
We have discovered, through our many years of scientific research, that low-intensity vibration can fight against diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Scientific research has shown that the low-intensity vibration frequencies can reduce bone loss in individuals with osteoporosis, osteopenia or sarcopenia.
Recently, the Marodyne Medical Scientific Board took a step back from the resident cell population and bone (osteocytes) and asked where these cells are coming from. We discovered that they are coming from the MSC pool in the bone marrow. So we started looking at these cells, and we discovered that low-intensity vibration signals dictate the cells’ fate, meaning that the signals have the ability to determine whether the MSCs regenerate to become adipocyte cells (fat) or bone.”
Dr. Clint Rubin