Galileo Novotec Medical GmbH of Pforzheim at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair
Manufacturers

Galileo Novotec Medical GmbH

Durlacher Str. 35, 75172 Pforzheim
Germany

Telephone +49 7231 1544830
Fax +49 7231 1544848
info@novotecmedical.de

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MEDICA 2017 hall map (Hall 5): stand K38

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MEDICA 2017 fairground map: Hall 5

Contact

Johannes Willnecker

Phone
+49 7231 1544830

Email
j.willnecker@novotecmedical.de

Christian Baur

Phone
+49-7231-1544843

Email
c.baur@novotecmedical.de

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Hall 5 / K38

13.11.2017

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Galileo test training

Visit our booth K38 in hall 5  for a Galileo training session!
The principle of Galileo is based on the natural movement of human gait. Galileo's side-alternating motion is similar to a seesaw movement with variable amplitude and frequency, and therefore stimulates a movement pattern similar to human gait. The rapid movement of the training platform causes a tilting movement of the pelvis, just like when walking, but much more frequently. To compensate, the body responds with rhythmic muscle contractions, alternating between the left and right side of the body. From a frequency of about 12 hertz onwards these muscle contractions are not a conscious process but, rather, are a reflex. This stretch reflex activates the muscles in the legs, the stomach and the back right up into the trunk.

The number of stretch reflex contractions per second is determined by the adjustable training frequency. For example, if a training frequency of 25 hertz is selected, 25 cycles of contraction in flexor and extensor muscles occur per second. A training session of 3 minutes at 25 hertz therefore causes the same number of muscle contractions as walking a distance of 4,500 steps.

The vibrations generated by Galileo can be continuously varied in amplitude and frequency independent of body weight.

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Let us measure your power!

Visit our booth K38 in hall 5 to measure your force and power!

The main objective of Leonardo Mechanography is to provide efficient quantification of functional human motion based on physical parameters. Leonardo Mechanography analyses functional everyday movement patterns because results are highly reproducible across a large age group from children to the elderly. Leonardo Mechanography offers essential advantages for clinical use, allowing the simple quantification of peak force, peak power and left-right differences of movement patterns. It requires no additional complex measurement devices, no time consuming subject preparation and is easy to use and results are produced within minutes.

Advantages 
This concept offers essential advantages for clinical use: for one it allows the objective quantification of actual maximum forces, maximum power and left-right differences during physiological movements. But the method also very easy and very fast to apply in clinical use since no preparation of the subject or complex additional instruments are needed.

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14.11.2017

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Galileo test training

Visit our booth K38 in hall 5  for a Galileo training session!
The principle of Galileo is based on the natural movement of human gait. Galileo's side-alternating motion is similar to a seesaw movement with variable amplitude and frequency, and therefore stimulates a movement pattern similar to human gait. The rapid movement of the training platform causes a tilting movement of the pelvis, just like when walking, but much more frequently. To compensate, the body responds with rhythmic muscle contractions, alternating between the left and right side of the body. From a frequency of about 12 hertz onwards these muscle contractions are not a conscious process but, rather, are a reflex. This stretch reflex activates the muscles in the legs, the stomach and the back right up into the trunk.

The number of stretch reflex contractions per second is determined by the adjustable training frequency. For example, if a training frequency of 25 hertz is selected, 25 cycles of contraction in flexor and extensor muscles occur per second. A training session of 3 minutes at 25 hertz therefore causes the same number of muscle contractions as walking a distance of 4,500 steps.

The vibrations generated by Galileo can be continuously varied in amplitude and frequency independent of body weight.

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Let us measure your power!

Visit our booth K38 in hall 5 to measure your force and power!

The main objective of Leonardo Mechanography is to provide efficient quantification of functional human motion based on physical parameters. Leonardo Mechanography analyses functional everyday movement patterns because results are highly reproducible across a large age group from children to the elderly. Leonardo Mechanography offers essential advantages for clinical use, allowing the simple quantification of peak force, peak power and left-right differences of movement patterns. It requires no additional complex measurement devices, no time consuming subject preparation and is easy to use and results are produced within minutes.

Advantages 
This concept offers essential advantages for clinical use: for one it allows the objective quantification of actual maximum forces, maximum power and left-right differences during physiological movements. But the method also very easy and very fast to apply in clinical use since no preparation of the subject or complex additional instruments are needed.

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15.11.2017

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all-day

Galileo test training

Visit our booth K38 in hall 5  for a Galileo training session!
The principle of Galileo is based on the natural movement of human gait. Galileo's side-alternating motion is similar to a seesaw movement with variable amplitude and frequency, and therefore stimulates a movement pattern similar to human gait. The rapid movement of the training platform causes a tilting movement of the pelvis, just like when walking, but much more frequently. To compensate, the body responds with rhythmic muscle contractions, alternating between the left and right side of the body. From a frequency of about 12 hertz onwards these muscle contractions are not a conscious process but, rather, are a reflex. This stretch reflex activates the muscles in the legs, the stomach and the back right up into the trunk.

The number of stretch reflex contractions per second is determined by the adjustable training frequency. For example, if a training frequency of 25 hertz is selected, 25 cycles of contraction in flexor and extensor muscles occur per second. A training session of 3 minutes at 25 hertz therefore causes the same number of muscle contractions as walking a distance of 4,500 steps.

The vibrations generated by Galileo can be continuously varied in amplitude and frequency independent of body weight.

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all-day

Let us measure your power!

Visit our booth K38 in hall 5 to measure your force and power!

The main objective of Leonardo Mechanography is to provide efficient quantification of functional human motion based on physical parameters. Leonardo Mechanography analyses functional everyday movement patterns because results are highly reproducible across a large age group from children to the elderly. Leonardo Mechanography offers essential advantages for clinical use, allowing the simple quantification of peak force, peak power and left-right differences of movement patterns. It requires no additional complex measurement devices, no time consuming subject preparation and is easy to use and results are produced within minutes.

Advantages 
This concept offers essential advantages for clinical use: for one it allows the objective quantification of actual maximum forces, maximum power and left-right differences during physiological movements. But the method also very easy and very fast to apply in clinical use since no preparation of the subject or complex additional instruments are needed.

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16.11.2017

Topic

Download

all-day

Galileo test training

Visit our booth K38 in hall 5  for a Galileo training session!
The principle of Galileo is based on the natural movement of human gait. Galileo's side-alternating motion is similar to a seesaw movement with variable amplitude and frequency, and therefore stimulates a movement pattern similar to human gait. The rapid movement of the training platform causes a tilting movement of the pelvis, just like when walking, but much more frequently. To compensate, the body responds with rhythmic muscle contractions, alternating between the left and right side of the body. From a frequency of about 12 hertz onwards these muscle contractions are not a conscious process but, rather, are a reflex. This stretch reflex activates the muscles in the legs, the stomach and the back right up into the trunk.

The number of stretch reflex contractions per second is determined by the adjustable training frequency. For example, if a training frequency of 25 hertz is selected, 25 cycles of contraction in flexor and extensor muscles occur per second. A training session of 3 minutes at 25 hertz therefore causes the same number of muscle contractions as walking a distance of 4,500 steps.

The vibrations generated by Galileo can be continuously varied in amplitude and frequency independent of body weight.

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all-day

Let us measure your power!

Visit our booth K38 in hall 5 to measure your force and power!

The main objective of Leonardo Mechanography is to provide efficient quantification of functional human motion based on physical parameters. Leonardo Mechanography analyses functional everyday movement patterns because results are highly reproducible across a large age group from children to the elderly. Leonardo Mechanography offers essential advantages for clinical use, allowing the simple quantification of peak force, peak power and left-right differences of movement patterns. It requires no additional complex measurement devices, no time consuming subject preparation and is easy to use and results are produced within minutes.

Advantages 
This concept offers essential advantages for clinical use: for one it allows the objective quantification of actual maximum forces, maximum power and left-right differences during physiological movements. But the method also very easy and very fast to apply in clinical use since no preparation of the subject or complex additional instruments are needed.

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.02  Imaging proceedings
  • 01.02.05  X-ray devices and accessories

X-ray devices and accessories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.02  Imaging proceedings
  • 01.02.05  X-ray devices and accessories
  • 01.02.05.13  Bone mineral analysers and densitometers

Bone mineral analysers and densitometers

  • 04  Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic Technology
  • 04.08  Physiotherapeutic mobility aids

Physiotherapeutic mobility aids

  • 04  Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic Technology
  • 04.08  Physiotherapeutic mobility aids
  • 04.08.04  Movement analysis

Movement analysis

  • 04  Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic Technology
  • 04.14  Training equipment

Training equipment

Our products

Product category: Training equipment

Galileo MedL Sensor

Therapy model with additional functionality

User-friendly for independent training sessions.

As well as being suitable for guided therapy, the possibility of preset training programs make this device variation suitable for use with intependent patient training. As special added value for the treatment of neuronal disorders, this model also offers the Wobbel function to train the neuronal system through random frequency changes.
Also available as chip version - for calculation and creation of individual training profiles.

The Wobbel function is automatically included in the models S 35, Med 25 TT, Kiddy and in all models of Galileo Fit-, Med L- and Pro-series. It can be ordered as an option for Galileo S 25 and Med S devices. With this option a special remote control is included. The Wobbel function generates randomly changing frequencies during the training. The speed and degree of frequency change can be set at any time to intensity easy, medium or hard. Since the user can not estimate the coming frequency changes the Wobbel function is especially useful for effective training of balance and coordination where the body is in constant need to adapt to the changing frequencies. The Wobbel remote control can be used instead or in addition to the standard remote control included with the Galileo S 25 and Med S-series.

Automatic frequency adaptation

Efficient and safe training.
During the training the Galileo Smart Coaching-Function continously checks if the user is overextended. This can be seen e.g. in a unstable stand (user is not able to hold the foot position, feet are slipping away), in a significant increase of the volume up to the moving of the device. In all of the above-mentioned cases, the user is because of his current physical condition not able to follow the downward movement of he platform correctly. Accordingly there will be a short discharge (up to a brief lift of the foot) and therefore the described phenomena occur.
If Galileo Smart Coaching detects such an excessive demand the frequency will be reduced automaticly and the user will be asked to place the feet closer or slightly bend the knees. Not until the user has corrected the foot position or rather the posture the device will be set automatically onto the previously set frequency.
The Galileo Smart Coaching-Function provides five sensitivity adjustments: The level SCI is the most sensitive, level SC5 the most insensitive.
The sensitivity of the Galileo Smart Coaching Function (SCI to SC5) will be adjusted by the operator on every Galileo device. The end user can not switch off the function nor change the sensitivity.

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Product category: Movement analysis

Leonardo Mechanography

The standard model for sports and research

Established version for use in sports, research and advanced users.

Dynamic measurement of ground reaction forces forces with respect to spatial resolution. Easy to use and to instruct, fast application and at the same time high reproducibility due to the utilised everyday motions. Applicable in any age group (reference data from 3 to 99 years included). Typical measurement duration about 1 minute per test (about 5 minutes for standard functional assessment).The test procedures include different jumps for the analysis of individual anaerobic peak power, maximum voluntary muscular force and movement asymmetries. The well established chair rising test enables fall risk analysis in geriatrics. Various balance tests are supported. The split platform allows a quantification of asymmetries of physiological movements. Included in delivery are the measurement platform Leonardo Mechanograph GRFP, the frame and the analysis software Leonardo Mechanography STD. Optionally available is a measurement PC or laptop with software preinstalled.

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Product category: Bone mineral analysers and densitometers

pQCT - the third dimension in bone densitometry.

XCT 2000L
Peripheral quantitative computed tomograph for the measurement at radius or tibia. Evaluation of volumetric bone density, bone geometry and muscle parameter at the forearm or lower leg using peripheral quantitative computes tomography.
With conventional area-projected bone densitometry techniques (DXA) bone strength cannot be determined adequately because they are lacking information about bone geometry.


With the pQCT technology bone strength with respect to bending, torsion, and compression can be calculated from bone's cross sectional geometry. In addition the results are given as physically correct density units in g/cm³, whereas area projected techniques give only g/cm². Therefore the density values from the pQCT are independent from bone size. This is especially important for measurements on children. With the pQCT technology cortical and trabecular bone can be analysed separately and bone changes can be diagnosed reliably.

Additional morphometric parameter like endosteal and periosteal perimeter and bone cross sectional area are accessible in vivo. pQCT measurements at tibia or radius are performed in a wide range in clinical routine. In paediatrics the advantages of pQCT are especially distinct. It is the only method that allows to differentiate bone growth from other processes. In preclinical research specialised ultra high resolution scanner rare used in many pharmacological studies.
 
Product examples
Stratec xCT 2000L Stratec xCT 3000 Stratec xCT
Research SA+ Stratec xCT
Research 3000
Relation between muscular demands and the resulting bone
But pQCT is even one step further than traditional methods: In addition to bone parameters it also quantifies muscle properties. This allows to quantify the relation between muscle and bone which is essential for the step from Osteoporosis diagnostics to diagnostics of Sarcopenia, Dynapenia and Frailty.


Essential for bone geometry and bone mass is the muscular demand on the bone. Julius Wolf postulated “bone geometry follows function” and Harold Frost specified the more detailed “Mechanostat” theorem. Therefore bone diagnostics must always be accompanied by a sufficient analysis of muscular properties and abilities. pQCT measurements (e.g. at 66% distal tibia) utilize this concept: it allows to quantify the relation between muscular demands and the resulting bone geometry and bone mass on the individual and site-specific level.

This combined analysis is essential to differentiate for example between a primary Osteoporosis and the effects of diuse or lack of mobility. According to Frosts Mechanostat both will result in loss of muscle mass. The difference can therefore not be found in the bone but in its combination with muscle properties and function. Therefore it is essential to quantify the site-specific relation between muscle and bone. In this context the cross-sectional area of the muscle can be used as a surrogate for peak muscular forces, one of the key osteo-anabol parameters. The examples on the right show on the top a healthy muscle-bone relation, in the middle a primary osteoporosis and on the bottom the long-term effects of a spinal cord injury (SCI).

In addition, newest research results show that especially for Sarcopenia, Dynapenia and Frailty the parameter of muscle density (specific property of muscle tissue) in addition to the muscle geometry is essential. The reason for this is currently considered to be mainly the inter- and intra-muscular fatty infiltration. pQCT allowing the combination of geometry and density measurement at an extremely low cost of radiation is therefore the diagnostic method of choice. To add even more details the pQCT based quantification of muscle and bone can be extended by the quantification of muscle function and performance based on the Leonardo Mechanography systems.
Employing pQCT it is possible to analyse cortical and trabecular bone separately. Because of the larger surface trabecular bone reacts faster to changes in bone metabolism than cortical bone. Bone loss or the success of a therapy can be diagnosed earlier and more significantly with pQCT than with methods that can not differentiate between cortical and trabecular bone.Advantages compared to DXA and QCT
In contrast to DXA pQCT measures actual density values in g/cm³ and not the area-projected mass in g/cm². When projecting bone mass to and area the information about the size of bone is lost. It is then no longer possible to separate between density and size. Therefore shorter subjects are often erroneously diagnosed as osteopenic or osteoporotic because of their smaller bone mass. Especially in children and adolescents it is not possible to differentiate between growth and an actual increase in bone density with projectional methods . As a consequence many children with chronic diseases that show growth retardation have been treated against osteoporosis. In contrast pQCT can determine size and density independently. Bone density is independent of bone size.

With pQCT not only density but also bone geometry can be measured. Bone strength depends on the spatial distribution of bone material. From the cross sectional geometry the pQCT software calculates the moment of inertia and section modulus allowing to predict the fracture load with high accuracy. With the analysis of cortical bone in the diaphysis osteoporosis can be distinguished from and osteomalacia. Cortical density in patients with osteoporosis is normal (1100–1200 mg/cm³) while in patients with Osteomalacia it is reduced (<1000 mg/cm³).

 

Most DXA scans are done at the spine. With increasing age the number and severity of degenerative changes at the spine increases resulting in falsely high values. As a consequence an increase of degenerative changes can be misinterpreted as a success of a therapy. Therefore it is suggested not to measure the spine if degenerative changes are visible in the x-ray.


Measurements with DXA or QCT are influenced by changes in the fat content of the marrow. While at peripheral sites from the third decade on mostly fatty marrow is found, the composition of the marrow can change considerably at the spine and the proximal femur. In addition the DXA results can be influenced by the composition of the soft tissue surrounding the bone. In follow up measurements a change in the fat content can change the bone results by up to 11%.

The pQCT measurement allows the comparison of muscle and bone parameter. Bone strength is adapted to the maximum muscle force. With pQCT the muscle cross sectional area can be determined. With a comparison of muscle and bone cross sectional area it can be recognized if bone is adapted to muscle and an osteopenia caused by a sarcopenia can be differentiated from a primary osteoporosis. In the former case the reduced bone strength is a result of a physiological adaptation process to the reduced muscle force. In this case bone is healthy and the muscle should be treated. In the latter case bone is not adapted to muscle and the bone must be treated.

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About us

Company details

Novotec Medical was founded 2001 and is based in Pforzheim, southern Germany. It is a TÜV-certified manufacturer of Galileo training and therapy devices and of Leonardo motion analysis systems (Mechanography). To ensure highest quality all products of the medical device manufacturer are developped and manufactured in Germany. Galileo tarining and therapy products celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2016.

The basis for the development of Galileo was laid by the sister company Stratec Medizintechnik GmbH (a spin-off of the Stratec Elektronik GmbH, founded 1979), that develops, produces, and distributes peripheral quantitative computed tomography systems (pQCT) for muscle and bone analysis.
For more than 30 years the consolidated companies collaborate closely with international research facilities. The realised results are continuously incorporated in our products. 

pQCT bone density and geometry, Leonardo mechanography and Galileo Training are building blocks of a holistic concept for diagnosis and therapy.

The portfolio of imaging, motion analysis and Galileo Training adds up to a holistic concept around the issue of neurology, muscle and bone, ranging from diagnosis to treatment abt training. Novotec Medical is project partner of ESA ( European Space Agency) in several projects e.g. for the evaluation of efficient training measures to avoid muscle and bone loss during space missions. Novotec Medical collaborates with other renowned research facilities worldwide like Charité Berlin, university clinic Cologne and ETH Zurich.

In addition to the high scientific standards, the constant expansion of the indication list for the side alternating vibration training with Galileo is our priority. The manufacturer puts great emphasis on the differentiation of side alternating Galileo technology to products with different functionalities.

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