The story of Ripl begins with Dr. Steven Moe, a board certified Chiropractor and board eligible Chiropractic Neurologist with specialization using Applied Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital, Functional Neurology and ARP Wave Therapy techniques. His Minnesota practice, Accelerated Performance Clinic, sees and treats patients suffering from a variety of balance, neck pain, back pain, concussion and performance issues.
In the 1990s, while searching for methods to relax his patients and improve their balance, he started making music with recordings of tuning forks at different frequencies. His neuromuscular activation protocol was to have his patients listen to these recordings while they stood on the whole body vibration plate. This form of bimodal brain stimulation helped his patients become balanced.
In 2012, I met Dr. Moe and we discussed the benefits and outcomes of using his neuromuscular protocol, plus the one big drawback - that he didn't have anything his patients could take home with them that delivered this combined therapy of hearing and feeling low frequency sounds. That was the a-ha moment and the reason to start Ripl. My background as an inventor and marketer in medical devices, including neurostimulation and regenerative biologics, helped me understand the need for people to have such an easy to use solution to help them feel better.
First we decided to pursue a solution in animal health. After spending time with veterinary professionals and dog owners to better understand their needs, we focused on developing and clinically testing a wearable vibroacoustic therapy solution to help dogs, and owners, dealing with anxiety. After successful study outcomes and feedback from professionals, we licensed the rights to Petmate, a leading pet product manufacturer, to our Calmz Anxiety Relief System.
We then turned our focus to humans. In evaluating delivery methods for a wearable vibroacoustic therapy solution - one that allowed people to hear and feel sound at the same time - we naturally explored options using headphones. We identified an opportunity to attach a tactile stimulation module to headphones and place it on the spine. After multiple patent filings, several rounds of product iterations, and lots of satisfied people, Ripl was formed.
We are focused on developing easy to use solutions that unleash the power of sound to help you be happier and healthier. Ripl is music and meditations, enhanced with low frequency vibrations. It's a safe, simple, easy to use combination of proven therapies you can use all day long to help your mind and body be healthy and well.
If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, sleep, pain or performance issues, I invite you to try Ripl. Our users tell us how they've seen significant improvements in all these conditions. We hope you will as well.