October 23, 2015
Whenever the question involves a vibrating ball, the answer is yes. Always yes.
We covered HYPERICE, one of the leading startups in athlete recovery and movement enhancement technology, a couple of months ago in a piece on sports technology. Now we’re talking about about them again because they just launched a fitness and recovery device that is truly innovative.
On Tuesday they announced the launch of HYPERSPHERE, a vibrating ball (I may have alluded to that already) that delivers high intensity and frequency vibration into the body, loosening and lengthening muscles, while increasing range of motion and flexibility.
The shape and compact size (slightly bigger than a softball) make it easy to target specific body parts and provide localized treatment to areas such as the glutes, hips, back, shoulders, and feet. Weighing in at 2.5lbs, the HYPERSPHERE is also very portable.
Elite alpine skier and American World Cup Champion is a huge fan for pre and post-training loosening and relief:
“I’ve been a huge fan of all of the HYPERICE products I’ve used, and HYPERSPHERE is no different,” said Vonn in a statement. “It allows me to focus on specific parts of my body, which alleviates post-workout soreness. HYPERSPHERE has become a valuable part of my training routine and it helps keep my body in top form.”
This vibrating ball (I’m just going to keep using that term) uses three speed settings powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries, which give it over two hours of use per charge. It’s definitely has a lot of benefits for athletes, but studies are also being done to determine additional uses and benefits, in hopes of appealing to a larger audience.
“External vibration creates a peripheral perturbation to the upper extremity causing an increased neural drive to the muscle spindles of the stabilizers of the glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints,” said Dr. Mike Clark, CEO and founder of Fusionetics and Chairman of Hyperice’s Scientific Advisory Board in a statement. “This enhances joint stability and overall neuromuscular control, and thereby reduces injuries, optimizes performance, and speeds recovery.”
HYPERICE was founded by Anthony Katz, a former athlete who has always had a passion for sports. This eventually led him to find a way to help athletes maintain optimal fitness through injury prevention and recovery. He has worked with athletes, trainers, and scientists to develop his products.
The HYPERSPHERE is a product that was developed by a former athlete, but there are a lot of entrepreneurs out there who are not athletes. At Tech.co we’re passionate about keeping entrepreneurs healthy, and the HYPERSPHERE is certainly a device that could help keep you in top shape. But even if you’re not athletically inclined, we have lots of tips for keeping you at your healthiest.
HYPERSPHERE retails for $149 and is currently available for pre-order here. It will be delivered to customers in early December.
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