Science

Ripl is a wearable form of vibroacoustic sound therapy - a safe, proven, powerful blend of music, tones and natural sounds that produce tactile vibrations when applied to the body.

Vibroacoustic sound therapy uses low frequencies (up to 200Hz) to produce these vibrations. Since the human brain is mostly water, the sound vibrations resonate throughout the molecules leading to improved health and performance.

Vibroacoustic sound therapy has many proven health benefits to the brain and body*:

- Reduces stress
- Relieves anxiety
- Manages pain
- Increases range of motion
- Improves joint motion
- Stimulates blood flow
- Induces neurite growth
- Increases release of nitric oxide
- Activates muscles
- Enhances sleep
- Reduces muscle tension
- Improves balance
- Enhances mood
- Improves quality of life

- Reduces Parkinson's
- Reduces dementia

- Reduces depression

* References

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- Bartel, Lee R. et al. Vibroacoustic Stimulation and Brain Oscillation: From Basic Research to Clinical Application. Music and Medicine. Volume 9, Issue 3, 2017. 

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