Observations & Results
The University of Alabama
Effects of a "Holographic" disk on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and Performance:
a Pilot Study - University of Alabama
The University of Alabama tested the holographic discs in a well-designed study. It was a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study, which is the most respected form of research in health and medicine. This study took athletes and gave each of them the wristbands with holographic disc embedded in it.
Half of the bands contained activated discs and half were placebo discs. The researchers then put the athletes through a series of exercises, pushing them through those exercises to the point of muscle exhaustion. The next day they put the athletes through the same set of exercises and recorded how many repetitions each athlete could do. The athletes then rested for a week and repeated the testing. In the second test, the athletes had the opposite type of band that they had during the first test. The results published in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise were significant.
As seen in Figure 1, the number of repetitions performed by the athletes with the active discs was significantly greater than those with placebo discs. In fact, the degree of separation between active and placebo groups is incredible.
Figure 1: A Significantly (p = 0.01) higher number of repetitions for all exercises combined was observed for the disc condition when compared to placebo (Disc Z = 0.17 ± 2.12 vs. Placebo -2.35 ± 2.77)
Figure 2: Rating of perceived recovery a subjective measure of how the participant thought they would perform was significantly higher (p = 0.03) for the disc condition when compared to placebo (Disc 6.1 ± 1.9 vs. 4.7 ± 1.9)
Figure 3: OMNI RPE was lower (p = 0.04) for the disc condition when compared to the placebo condition (8.0 ± 0.9 vs. 8.9 ± 0.9)
Rating of pain sensation was not statistically different. (p = .21)
Figure 1 Performance scores, (number of repetitions for all exercises combined) Scores are mean Z-scores plus or minus standard deviations. Conditions were significantly different (P = 0.01).
Figure 2 Rating of perceived recovery scores, (subjectively how the participant thought they would perform) Scores are means plus or minus standard deviations. Conditions were significantly different (P = 0.03)
Figure 3 OMNI rating of perceived exertion scores. Scores are means plus or minus standard deviations. Conditions were significantly different (P = 0.04)
The Effects of Holographic Technology
on Resting Heart Rate in Division Football Players
Troy University also conducted a double blind, placebo controlled trial. Troy University looked at the effect of the discs on resting heart rates of athletes. The more fit an athlete is, the lower their resting heart rate will be.
In this study, they took athletes and divided them into two groups. Again, one group received active discs and the other group received placebo discs. The athletes were then enrolled in an 8-week aerobic conditioning program. Their resting heart rates were measured prior to initiating the conditioning program and then again at the conclusion.
As can be seen in Diagram 2, the resting heart rate in both groups was 67 prior to the conditioning program. However, after the 8-week conditioning program, the average resting heart rate of the placebo group had only dropped to 65, whereas the active group's had dropped to 60. That is a statistically significant difference with important implications.
Thermal Imaging Studies
Thermal imaging can show hot spots where pain is generated from inflamed tissue. Below are two samples of temperature reduction using Pain Relief Holographic Discs as demonstrated with a Flir A310 Digital Telethermographic System at a lab in the USA.
Start of experiment
The area of highest intensity is marked by the orange and red colors. The Pain Relief Discs were then placed on the area of greatest pain and inflammation
Observational Blood Studies
An independent lab in Dallas, TX performed several blood assessments. Using a high-powered light microscope, effects of activated discs on human blood were observed.
A significant effect was noted on both red blood cells and white blood cells.
Normal Blood with No Disc
Effects of an Activated Disc
on White Blood Cells
Effects of Activated Disc
on Red Blood Cells
Lab Results April 2013