Controlled exercise through all ranges of motion
The world’s first range of fitness machines which allow users to perform controlled multi-axial exercises though all ranges of motion have been launched by MuJo™ Multiple Joint Fitness Systems (MuJo). With research showing that exercises which reflect natural movements can improve performance and rehabilitation after injury or surgery, the equipment is expected to set new benchmarks in the orthopaedic health, elite sports and leisure industries.
MuJo is launching with an initial range of two stations (External Shoulder and Internal Shoulder) which were first unveiled as prototypes in 2012. The products have received wide recognition from leading orthopaedic health and elite sports experts, including Anju Jaggi – President of the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) and Adam Hill – Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare IT company, Sectra AB.
The ability to provide multi-axial exercises through all ranges of motion is made possible by the invention of revolutionary multi-axial cam technology, which was developed by Doug Higgins while conducting research into spinal injuries in rugby union. This unique cam technology underpins all MuJo machines.
MuJo is already partnering with a number of Barclays Premiership football clubs both in direct sales and research. The company is also installing two units for trial at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and private orthopaedic physiotherapists.
The launch of two products this year will be followed by the unveiling of a further four lower limb stations covering glute, knee, groin and hamstring at FIBO in spring 2015. Next year will also see MuJo introduce an innovative software solution that will allow the prescription of rehabilitation exercises and real-time tracking of progress by surgeons and physiotherapists, while connecting to existing secure Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to enable comparison of rehabilitation.
“It's an exciting time for everyone at MuJo with the launch to market of our machines after extensive research, product development and trial phases. These machines provide a real solution to the growing need for personalised and efficient care for people with musculoskeletal issues, be it in the health, sports or leisure sectors.
Alongside our products, we are also really looking forward to developing and incorporating a service level solution that we believe will truly assist the UK digital health sector in building a more cost-efficient, data driven prevention healthcare system.”
Gary Oleinik, Commercial Director at MuJo
To introduce the two shoulder stations, members of the press and prospective distributers and buyers are being invited to a series of one-day showcase events staged by MuJo. The events take place at Bisham Abbey, Buckinghamshire, UK on Monday 1 December and Tuesday 2 December 2014 and will feature talks and product demonstrations from Doug Higgins, leading musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist – Greg Ryan, and Anju Jaggi – President at European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER).