September 20, 2011 — Hill Laboratories recently introduced the Electro-Light, a hands-free approach for adding light therapy to muscle stimulation.
The Electro-Light uses a patented clear electrode called the Dual Sided Electrode. The Dual Sided Electrode is transparent, so infrared light can pass through the electrode at the same time as muscle stimulation. The electrode can be used with any stimulation machine.
Four infrared (880nm) and red(625nm) applicators (340mW of power each) are placed on top of the electrode to achieve simultaneous therapies. The Dual Sided Electrode has adhesive on both sides, so the light applicator sticks to the topside of the electrode. The patient will experience muscle stimulation with a thermal rise from the infrared and red light applicator.
An eight-minute Electro-Light treatment provides a dose of 8 J/cm2. Cells receiving between 3 J/cm2 and 10 J/cm2 of near infrared and red light, absorb that light energy and store it as ATP. The ATP is then used to help repair or regenerate cell and tissue components. Patients are said to receive beneficial effects on inflammatory conditions, wound care, tissue repair, and pain control.
The unit comes standard with:
- Electro-Light console with adjustable time and frequency settings
- Four infrared (880nm) and red(625nm) thermal applicators with 340mW of power each
- Five packs of Dual Sided Electrodes (2″ x 2″ square)
- Patient cut off switch
Source: Hill Laboratories, www.hilllabs.com