Science

Ripl is the first wearable vibroacoustic (sound) therapy system that delivers the benefits of music and vibrations to the brain.

Vibroacoustic therapy has been proven to*:

- Reduce stress
- Relieve anxiety
- Manage pain
- Increase range of motion
- Improve joint motion
- Stimulate blood flow
- Induce neurite growth
- Increase release of nitric oxide
- Activate muscles
- Enhance sleep
- Reduce muscle tension
- Improve balance
- Enhance mood
- Improve quality of life

- Reduce Parkinson's symptoms
- Reduce dementia
symptoms
- Reduce depression

* References

- Bartel, Lee et al. Possible Mechanisms for the Effects of Sound Vibration on Human Health. Healthcare 2021. 9, 597.
- Bartel, Lee R. et al. Vibroacoustic Stimulation and Brain Oscillation: From Basic Research to Clinical Application. Music and Medicine. Volume 9, Issue 3, 2017. 

- Campbell, Elsa A. et al. Exploring the use of Vibroacoustic treatment for managing chronic pain and comorbid mood disorders: A mixed methods study. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. March 2019.
- Zabrecky, George et al. An fMRI Study of the Effects of Vibroacoustic Stimulation on Functional Connectivity in Patients with Insomnia. Sleep Disorders. Volume 2020.
- Cook, Ian A. et al. Ancient Architectural Acoustic Resonance Patterns and Regional Brain Activity. Time and Mind. March 2008.
- Skille, Olav. VibroAcoustic Therapy. Music Therapy. Vol. 8, 1989.
- Boyd-Brewer, Chris. Vibroacoustic Therapy: Sound Vibrations in Medicine. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2003.
- Clements-Cortes, Amy et al. Are We Doing More Than We Know? Possible Mechanisms of Response to Music Therapy. Frontiers in Medicine. September 2018.
- Boyd-Brewer, Chris et al. Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management and More. Holistic Nursing Practice. May/June 2004.
- Punkanen, Marko, PhD et al. Contemporary Vibroacoustic Therapy: Perspectives on Clinical Practice, Research and Training. Music and Medicine. May 2012.
- Musumeci, Giuseppe. The Use of Vibration as Physical Exercise and Therapy. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2, 2017.
- Cardinale, M et al. Whole body vibration exercise: are vibrations good for you? British Journal of Sports Medicine. April 2005.
- Global Wellness Institute website - www.globalwellnessinstitute.org.
- Terry, Peter C. et al. Physophysical Effects of Music in Sport and Exercise: An Update on Theory, Research and Application. Proceedings of the 2006 Joint Conference of the Australian Psychological Society and the New Zealand Psychological Society.