The Bio-MagneticDays Research Project starts!14 January 2019
Two months ago we had the great pleasure to win the POR CREO 2014-2020, a project carried out by the Region of Tuscany and the Regional Operational Program (ROP) of the European Regional Development Fund. MagneticDays was selected with its biomedical project named Bio MagneticDays – developed in R.T.I. (Temporary grouping ocompanies) – with the goal of bringing a five-year experience in the world of indoor training, the JARVIS (the one and only indoor training system based on a scientific approach), into the field of medical rehabilitation and to help people with heart conditions, diabetes, trauma patients and all those in need of an actively assisted movement.
This biomedical project has the goal to improve the quality of the MD system, the JARVIS, by developing technological models suitable for the field of medical rehabilitation, and the trial of two prototypes of indoor training systems in water.
Bio MagneticDays Research Project and workout protocols in water
“The Bio MagneticDays Project will see the JARVIS become an instrument able to satisfy both the needs of scientific research and medical rehabilitation – MD CEO Marco Sbragi said – Starting from the study of water mechanics, and implementing prototypes which are being tested by our company.”
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 vegetation), where the team, headed by Professor Andrea Passerini Ph.D., is working on specific workout protocols in the water. The aquatic environment has distinctive features, such as anti-gravity, resistance of Water-Bike in the water and variable water pressure, representing the best place especially for particular kinds of subjects/patients (for example obese people), who are strongly impeded in carrying out workouts in “dry” conditions.
Bio MagneticDays Research Project represents an additional plus of MD indoor training system
So far, it has not been possible to provide adequate guidelines for specific workout protocols, because the available technologies did not allow recording some of the most interesting results. Having a system for detecting and supplying workloads while training in water – as MagneticDays does – is a huge innovation. Being able to quantify an immersion effort through the monitoring of parameters such as Power (Watts) and RPM, allows to evaluate the progress achieved over time and to analyze the study related to the physiological-metabolic variations of the subjects under examination. The use of the MagneticDays Water-Bike (W-Bike) prototype will make a considerable contribution to the scientific literature that is still incomplete in this matter.
“We are very proud and honored – Prof. Passerini said – that the high quality of MagneticDays (which has always distinguished itself from the research, experimentation and innovation point of view) has also been recognized at the European level. In our opinion, this is a great opportunity to maintain the high quality offered by Salaria Sports Village and open a new line of research that will certainly bring great results.”
The project is the result of a partnership amongst companies from different trades (precision mechanics, aerospace and railway mechanics, electronics and medicine) with the active collaboration of two important Italian Universities: University of Pisa – Faculty of Medicine and Department of Cardiology (incremental test protocols, collection of data and its scientific validation), and University of Verona – Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Science of Exercise (rehabilitation).