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The Bio-MagneticDays Research Project starts! First stage: Rome!

  14 January 2019

Two months have passed since the victory of POR CREO 2014-2020 by Tuscany Region, the Regional Operational Programme (ROP) by the European Regional Development Fund where MagneticDays has been selected with its biomedical project named Bio MagneticDays – developed in R.T.I. (Temporary grouping of of companies) – with the goal to bring a five-year experience in the world of indoor training for cycling through the use of JARVIS (the one and only indoor training system based on a scientific approach) in the field of medical rehabilitation and at disposal of cardiopathics, persons with diabetes and obese persons, traumatized patients and all those who need of an active assisted movement.

This biomedical project has the goal to improve the quality of MD system and what already exists and proposed to the marketplace, developing technological models suitable to be used in the field of medical rehabilitation, also through the trial of two prototypes of indoor training systems in water.

Bio MagneticDays Research Project

Bio MagneticDays Research Project and workout protocols in water

“The Bio MagneticDays Project will bring JARVIS to become an instrument that will satisfy both the needs of scientific research and medical rehabilitation – CEO MD Marco Sbragi said – starting from the study of dry and water mechanics. While the first will be an evolution of the MD system, the second is a new study, not tested either by our group of companies or even by our main competitors.”

A high interest in the Bio-MagneticDays project came from Salaria Sport Village (the largest Italian sports center and second in Europe with over 220,000 square meters of greenery), where the team headed by the Professor Andrea Passerini Ph.D. are working on specific workout protocols in water. The aquatic environment have characteristic features as anti-gravity, resistance of Water-Bike in the water and water pressure (that improves with the profundity), representing the best place for the super-obese persons, who are strongly obstructed to face any workload – in dry condition – with continuity.

Bio MagneticDays Research Project

Bio MagneticDays Research Project represents an additional plus of MD indoor training system

However, it has never been possible so far to provide adequate directions for the building of specific workout protocols, because the available technologies did not allow to report some of the most interesting results. Having a system for detecting and supply of workloads during the training in water – as only MagneticDays can do – is a great innovation. Being able to quantify an immersion effort through the monitoring of parameters such as Power (Watts) and RPM, would allow to evaluate the progress achieved over time and analyze the study related to the physiological-metabolic adaptations of the subjects under examination. The use of the MagneticDays Water-Bike (W-Bike) prototype would make a considerable contribution to the scientific literature that remained incomplete for too long a time.

“We are very proud and honored – Prof. Passerini said – that the high quality of MagneticDays (which has always distinguished from the research, experimentation and innovation point of view) has also been recognized at European level. In our opinion, this is a great opportunity to keep high the quality offered by Salaria Sport Village and open a new line of research that will certainly bring great results.”

The Bio MagneticDays Research Project is the result of a partnership companies from different but synergic industries (precision mechanics, aerospace and railway mechanics, electronics and medicine) with the active collaboration of an important Italian University like Pisa, in particular the Faculty of Medicine and Department of Cardiology relative to the incremental test protocols, collection of data and their scientific validation.

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