EMS Comparison

Therastim Phoenix Waveform

“A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor and is cyclically regenerated or reborn.”

An Affordable AC/DC Waveform for Neuromuscular Training, Recovery & Enhanced Performance.

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“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” Sheryl Sandberg

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How and why the AC/DC Phoenix Wave came about.

Here is a price and specifications comparison to some of the more popular muscle stimulation modalities out there.  The AC and DC current is extremely important, as are the protocols, electrode pad placement, and training.

Some of the EMS companies say no training or support is needed and that anyone can just use their unit. We believe the opposite. Knowing exactly how to you the EMS, where you place the electrode pads and then the protocols on what to do while the pads are one you is extremely important.

This is why we provide one-on-one training, support, and guidance on how to use your Phoenix.

Our Technology, unique waveforms, protocols, and training methods are designed to help people of all ages and abilities RISE UP, achieve amazing results and become the person or athlete they have always wanted to be.

 

Phoenix AC/DC Waveform

Affordable Alternative to ARP Wave Therastim

Current: DC and AC

Waveform: Square wave with carrier at 10 kHz, and zero net charge but tweaked to have a DC component; it is coupled with a low-frequency waveform at 500 Hz and 500 µs of pulse width positive and 500 µs negative and options at 300µs pulse width positive and 300 µs negative.  Electron flow is reversible. The output is constant current going up to 120 mA on channels 1 and 3.

 
The Phoenix causes deep muscle contraction but still allows a full active range of motion. Eccentric training, strong muscle contractions by the Phoenix then lengthening the muscles through specific mobility protocols are integral the Phoenix therapy and training protocols.
 
From an amp (amperes) point of view and from a waveform shape point of view, this waveform is one of the most powerful EMS units out there.
PHOENIX PROGRAM
Pulse Frequency: 1-500 PPS 
Pulse Duration: 600µs and 1000µs
Square wave with carrier at 10 kHz, and zero net charge but tweaked to have a DC component
Cost: $2,750.00 to $4100.00
 
(Includes Mobility, Muscle Spasticity, Strength Protocols and 1 month of unlimited personal support from Dr. Banas and/or his therapist)

ARP Wave RX 100

ARP Wave Globus EMS

 

Current: DC

Waveform:   Asymmetrical Wave

SPECIFICATIONS: (From https://pciarpwave.com/arp-rx100)

Main Pulse frequency – 40 to 500 pulses per second.(PPS); Adjustable
Main Pulse duration – 460 us.
Background Pulse frequency – 10 kHz carrier signal
Background Pulse duration – 25 μs
Output Power – Between 0 and 2.5 watts RMS
Balance – Output Power can be divided between 2 output channels in any proportion
Polarity – Direction of electron flow is reversible
Battery – Lithium Ion
External Power Supply – 100/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz input; 15 VDC output
Cost: $20,000 (Lease)

 

ARP Wave POV

ARP Wave Globus EMS

Current: DC

Waveform:  Asymmetrical, Main Pulse Wave and Background Wave

SPECIFICATIONS: (From: https://pciarpwave.com/pov-sport)

  • Main Pulse frequency- 10 – 245 pulses per second (PPS); Adjustable
  • Main Pulse duration – 375
  • Background Pulse frequency – 10 kHz carrier signal
  • Background Pulse duration – 25 us
  • Output power – Between 0 – 0.65 watts RMS
  • Balance – Output Power can be divided between 2 output channels in any proportion.
  • Polarity – Direction of electron flow is reversible
  • Battery – Lithium – Ion Battery
  • External Power Supply — 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz input; 15 VDC output.
Cost: $7,500 (Lease)
ARP PRS

SPECIFICATIONS:  (From: https://pciarpwave.com/arp-prs)

  • Main Pulse frequency – 10 – 245 pulses per second (PPS); Adjustable
  • Main Pulse duration – 375
  • Background Pulse frequency – 10 kHz carrier signal
  • Background Pulse duration – 25 us
  • Output power – Between 0 – 0.61 watts RMS Into 1 channel
  • Polarity – One direction
  • Battery – Lithium – Ion Battery
  • External Power Supply – 100 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz input; 8.4 VDC output.

Cost:  $3999.00 (Lease)

Therastim

ARP Wave Globus EMS

 

Current: DC

Waveform:  Square Wave, Asymmetrical, Main Pulse Wave and Background Wave

Cost: $7500 – $8000 (No longer in production)

 

 

 SPECIFICATIONS: (From Therastim Training Manual)
Therastim Protocols

Main Pulse frequency 40 to 500 pulses per second.(PPS); Adjustable
Background Pulse frequency – High-frequency carrier signal
Output Power – Between 0 and 4 watts 
Polarity – Direction of electron flow is reversible
Battery – Sealed lead-acid 12-volt modular battery
Battery Charger – 120 volts, 50/60 hertz
External Power Supply – 120/240 volts, 50/60 Hertz input; 12 Volt output
More Specifications on TheraStim; (From a TheraStim brochure)
Main Pulse Frequency: 40-500 pulse / sec. adjustable
Background Frequency: High-Frequency wave
Output Signal Power: Maximum output power – 4 watts.
Portability: Optional Battery and Carrying case

Globus

ARP Wave Globus EMS

 

Current: AC Only

Waveform: Square Wave, Biphasic

Cost: $850

 

Technical Characteristics

  • 4 Independent Channels (8 electrodes)
  • Frequency: 1-120 Hz, adjustable
  • Maximum Current: 120 mA on each channel
  • Pulse Width: 200-400 microseconds
  • Waveform: rectangular, compensated, biphasic, symmetrical.
  • Certifications: CE MDD Medical.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Weight: 15.5 oz (444g)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 6.5″ x 3.8″ x 1.4″
  • Housing material and construction: Plastic, ABS
  • Number of Output Channels: 4

 

 

Marc Pro

ARP Wave Globus EMS

 

Current: AC Only

Waveform: Biphasic decaying waveform.

Technical Data: (From: http://marcpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MarcProUserManual_L9_RevC_WEB_5.pdf)

• Voltage 0-35V

• Current 0-35mA

• Frequency 2Hz

• Bi-phasic waveform

• Pulse Duration 5ms; 1ms at 50% of max amplitude

Cost: $949.95

 

Compex Wireless

$799.99

Therastim

Specifications (From: https://www.compexusa.com/media/Compex-Wireless-USA-User-Manual.pdf)

OUTPUT WAVEFORM Biphasic rectangular impulse with electrical mean equal zero (net zero DC). All electrical specifications are given for an impedance of 500-1000 ohms per channel. Channels: Four independent and individually adjustable channels that are electrically isolated from each other and earthed.

All the electrical specifications are supplied for an impedance from 500 to 1000 ohms per channel. Outputs: four independent and individually adjustable channels, electrically insulated from one another.

Impulsion form: constant rectangular current with compensated impulses to eliminate any direct element of continuous current to avoid any residual polarization from the skin.

Maximum impulse intensity: 120 mA.

Impulse intensity increments: manual adjustment of stimulation intensity from 0 to 999 (energy) by minimum increments of 0.25 mA.

Duration of impulses: from 300 to 400 μs.

The maximum quantity of electricity per impulse: 96 micro coulombs (2 x 48 μC, compensated). Typical impulse rise time: 3 μs (20%-80% of maximum current).

The frequency of impulses: 1 to 120 Hz.

Compex Sport Elite

ARP Wave Globus EMS

 

Current: AC Only

Waveform: Biphasic rectangular impulse with electrical mean equal zero (net zero DC).

Cost:$849

 

SPECIFICATIONS:(From:  https://www.compexusa.com/media/mediamanager/compex-sport-elite-muscle-stimulator-user-manual-IFU-2.pdf)

OUTPUT WAVEFORM Biphasic rectangular impulse with electrical mean equal zero (net zero DC). All electrical specifications are given for an impedance of 500-1000 ohms per channel. Channels: Four independent and individually adjustable channels that are electrically isolated from each other and earthed

OUTPUT SPECIFICATIONS Pulse shape: Constant rectangular current with pulse compensation to eliminate any direct current component to prevent residual polarization at skin level.

Maximum pulse intensity: 120 mA Pulse intensity increments: manual adjustment of stimulation intensity from 0 to 999 (energy) in minimum increments of 0.5 mA.

Pulse width: 200 to 400 μs

Maximum electrical charge per pulse: 96 micro coulombs (2×48 μC, compensated).

Standard pulse ramp-up time: 3 μs (20%-80% of maximum current).

Pulse frequency: 1 to 120 Hz

Individual results may vary.
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