While Galileo devices reflect the state of the art in mechano-stimulation science, all of our research and technology works together based on a single, very simple principle: natural walking movement. When a child stands on the Galileo platform, its side-alternating movement pattern produces a stepping motion which, in turn, causes the pelvis to tilt back and forth as it does when walking, but more rapidly. To compensate for this, the body reacts with automatic, rhythmic, reflex-controlled muscle contractions over 12 Hz, alternating between the left and right side of the body.

Since these muscle contractions are reflex-controlled, the child is not consciously activating the muscles. The contractions are triggered via the stretch reflex directly through the spinal cord when standing to mimic walking. Galileo devices are engineered to stimulate that same response through the nervous system automatically, and in a much more comfortable, organized way, literally causing the full muscle chain to contract and relax in the same pattern used for walking.

Galileo devices equipped with wobble variation allow gains to be even further accelerated. Since muscles adapt to continuous stimuli, wobble variation helps muscles “learn” more efficiently and effectively by altering neuromotor responses. Adding wobble variation to Galileo vibration therapy is shown to improve balance, coordination, range-of-motion and functional movement activities.