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Sound Tables vs. Vibrotactile Tables

Feature Comparisons of Sound Tables and Vibrotactile Tables.

InnerSense incorporated in 1984 with a technology called VibraSound®. We’re now in  our 13 generation of and are considered by many (except for competitors) to represent  state of the art in this field. For many years we shared the market with just a few others  such as Somatron, Cotyledon and the Betar. As far as we know these three along with  VibraSound® were the first in the US to offer such vibrational technologies.  

Of course such technologies have existed since the beginning of history with evidence  that the Egyptians and Sumerians had a vast knowledge of how sound vibrations effect  humans. In modern times a Norwegian named Olav Skille, bought this technology to  public attention around 1968. Over the past 25 years or so, many people entered this  field, but because it was so new, unknown, untested, ridiculed by both the medical and  acoustic establishments, had possible regulatory issues and such a small marketplace  for a lot of competitors…it’s been extremely slow to manifest itself in a way that would  bring it to everyone’s attention, and many have dropped out. We’ve been one of the  fortunate ones to have lasted this long and are still going strong.  

However, recent exposure of this technology brought about by enthusiastic sound  therapy organizations and academic researchers like the TransTech Lab along with the  sudden availability of inexpensive tactile transducers have brought about a sudden  explosion in competition with many suddenly entering the market. This has put a real  strain on sharing the limited number of buyers currently seeking to own such systems. I  guess it’s all good and will shake itself out again in the long run, and like they say,  competition is the greatest form of flattery. It’s funny how a lot of this new generation of  seekers believes that they have suddenly discovered all of this. So it might be an  interesting side note that were some of us building prototypes in the 60’s and 70’s as a  result of the revealed knowledge that came to us during the first psychedelic generation.  

Ever since then we’ve been trying to create technology that can replace those feelings  without the side effects that come through ingesting a chemical. It makes much more  sense to create them inside you own mind since we know that anything the blood/brain  barrier allows inside are things that it has receptors for and usually makes itself. Notice,  I used the word “feeling”. We write a prescription to “feel” a certain way…well, this  sense of feeling has more or less lain dormant within our DNA since we were amoebas  having to feel around for our food. Modern society is almost exclusively audio visual  with very few people out there that can really feel things. Those people have become  our present day psychics, artists, dancers and therapists. This is the perfect time for  vibrational therapy to make its appearance on the world scene. It will bring us all back  to feeling reality with our bodies as the ultimate antenna for the cosmic mind that knows  what’s really going on. At the very least it will balance out the NLP profile of human  beings such that they become proficient at seeing, hearing and feeling reality. 

Psychedelics too have seen a recent major comeback from the 60’s…the second  psychedelic generation has arrived. The two seem to be related and somehow go  together. The vibrotactile experience opens up new doors for sound and music and  allows them to enter the body for a much more visceral experience that is very much  like that obtained with substances that bring about altered states, especially those  whose effects brought about more focus on the body, like MDMA. There’s a pharmacy  inside our brain and we’re the pharmacist…we can write a prescription to feel anyway  we want. However, most people will instead all someone else or a situation they’re in  write the prescription for them. Teaching them how to feel things again, we believe, can  change the world. 

The most important thing to understand about vibrational tables is that there’s a huge  difference between sound and tactile vibration. Although most people, even  professionals, refer to these devices as sound tables, there’s a distinction between  systems that use speakers to make sound versus ones that use force transducers to  make tactile vibrations. And, they can be embodied as a bed, table, chair or pad.  These two different types of vibration enter the body through separate and totally  different sensory mechanisms. Sound, of course, enters through the eardrum and its  associated auditory nerve, whereas tactile vibrations enter through the skin via the  Meissner and Pacinian corpuscles embedded within. This opens up a wider bandwidth  of vibrational sensitivity since the eardrum is limited to 20 Hz on the lower end. The  tactile corpuscles can operate down to nearly DC current. Many researchers in the field  of tactile vibrations have found that the lower vibrations have more effect on the body  with many people unable to feel vibrations much beyond 200 Hz. So, technically these  are vibrotactile tables and chairs instead of sound tables and chairs. 

Recent scientific publications have revealed something that we’ve known for a long  time. The largest organ in the body is the Integumentary system (above) which  connects all of the other body components. This organ represents the outside envelope  and membrane of the body wherein lie all of the body’s sensors. This membrane  represents the present moment. Everything outside is the past whereas everything  inside is the future…but that is another story. Vibrotactile therapy assists users into  getting more in the present moment. We’ve designed our platforms to deliver the  maximum quantity and quality of vibrations directly to this membrane. This “sense of  time” might also be an important thing to look into with your research. Our theory of the  “unit of time perspective” shows how the present moment begins to widen such that  more and more of the past and future are allowed into the present moment. But, that  also is another long story. 

Describes the Integumental System of the body and how consciousness exists on the "membrains" and not inside the brain which is mainly a processing system.
The Integumental System

Vibrotactile sensations are picked up by this system and distributed to all of the other  organs. How this occurs might be a good subject to research. How does a wave travel  through the body? The integument holds onto tension as a dielectric charge across the  membrane. We believe that sound and tactical vibration shakes off the tension by  removing the charge. This might be a good claim for you to rese

A further distinction exists between Oscillation and Vibration. An oscillator vibrates  every part of an object or subject such as in Whole Body Vibrators. Electro-physical  force transducers like the BassShaker, Sound Beam, Butt-Kicker and Clarke  Transducers are basically oscillators when they are mounted in the standard  configuration against a solid surface. They’re relatively small, convert most of the  sound into tactile vibration and produce much lower end vibrations than small speakers.  However, it’s easy to distort them and they don’t produce quality sound. Speakers on  the other hand produce a much higher quality of sound and provide a wider range of  frequencies. Unfortunately, small speakers don’t provide enough bass and will overheat  if driven hard enough to produce a sufficient amount. So, force transducers are usually  used on massage table versions, chairs and pads. 

Vibration, as opposed to oscillation occurs when the individual components inside of a  closed membrane are caused to vibrate. With vibration, it’s possible to vibrate specific  components like organs, tissues, cells, molecules, atoms, primary particles and even  the force field of a human being. If 100 hertz is put into an oscillation table it will vibrate  every component within the body at 100 Hz. However, if the same 100 Hz is generated  into a vibrational table, only those components that are resonant to 100 Hz will resonate  to the signal.  

The VibraSound® Hydrosonic Wavetable utilizes a colloidal fluid filled mattress that was  specifically designed to deliver maximum pure signal to the integumentary system such  that it distributes it to the other body components. It uses much larger 15” modified flat  cone diaphragms for more power and a 5” flat wound, ferro-fluid filled coil to prevent  overheating. A component called a “spider” is usually used on a speaker to keep it from  distorting and flatten its frequency response. However, these transducers are made  without concern for that but rather for maximum excursion of the diagram. Their output  is conditioned by a proprietary zero impedance loss processor that perfectly flattens the  response after the sound has passed through the fluid. It provides oscillation through  the frame and membrane, while supplying vibration via the conditioned fluid.  

A good word that describes a system like this is vibroacoustic…consisting of both  modes at the same time. These features provide extremely low bass, wider frequency  response (5-500 Hz.), maximum thrust, purest sound, minimum maintenance and  protection from failure. Research has shown that certain parts of the body can feel the  higher frequencies so some part of the signal is lost when using force transducers.  VibraSound® transducers begin to trail off at 1000 Hz. So, if specific frequencies are  required to be delivered to certain parts of the body, vibration is the only approach  

without creating a lot of noise for the dissonant parts. The scientific literature is full of  studies verifying the efficacy of sound and music therapy. Some have validated the  effects of vibrotactile therapy.1 

Most of our “research” has been focused on consilience evidence based personal  experience and performing a lot of before and after queries about their journey. On top  of the fact that sound and music have been known for thousands of years as being  efficacious for many human ailments and inspiration…we have hundreds of testimonials  and endorsements from all over of the world from professionals and non-professionals  that claim: 

• Profound relaxation and inspiration at the same time 

• Life-changing epiphanies and Aha! moments 

• Goosebumps of ecstasy all over the body 

• Reduction of stress and anxiety 

• Increased ease of making choices and decisions 

• ANS balance and tension reduction as shown by HRV 

• Lowered pulse rate and blood pressure…or, 

• Elevated stimulation using music that pumps one up 

• Feelings of peace, well-being, and connection to all that is  

• That it provides a safe place for contemplation and spiritual connection to the Divine • Enhanced music appreciation, especially for the lower frequencies • Adding vibrotactile to the experience creates psychoacoustic effects • Improved access to the unconscious mind…both sub and super 

• Super-learning – enhanced study/memory by adding another more powerful sense • Higher levels of conscious awareness and mindfulness 

Why would such devices be used in a clinical setting? 

• Belief or experience that the technology matches the claims being made • Being the first to offer such advanced and cutting edge technology • Provide distraction to uncomfortable procedures 

• Encourages sharing with others by word of mouth and new clients • Edge up on the competition – being the only one in town 

• Resolves issues when nothing else will work 

• Reduces complaints and law suits 

• Money making opportunity with usage fees and insurance codes 1 

It’s unfortunate that research has been limited only on the use of vibrational sound  tables in clinical situations because the story is much bigger than that and involves all  the senses. Music and sound were not only meant to be heard, but also seen, smelled  and felt in every cell of the body. The vibrotactile sense is just one of many that can be  brought into the experience. The more sensory mechanisms involved the greater the  process words. Our theory of Sensory Resonance coheres all of the major sensory mechanisms into a simultaneous experience by synchronizing lights, sound, music,  tactile vibrations, color, and sometimes aroma.  For more information about Sensory Resonance please read the blog on this website by that name.

A chart that shows an expanded view of the human autonomic nervous system (ANS) and how perception creates reality.
Sensory Resonance: An Expansion of the ANS Model

This, we believe, supplies the user’s Reticular Activating System (RAS) with what it  needs to let go of novelty and security and allow consciousness to pass to higher levels  of peace, well-being, and a sense that everything is okay. This multi-sensory approach  brings us right back to the psychedelic experience with all of the new research that is  currently going on regarding the self-production of DMT. There are many people using  such technologies to create altered states, replace addictive substances and become  more conscious in the process. The acceptance of “technedelics” is beginning to find its  place in the treatment of PTSD and other psychological issues as either an adjunct to,  or sometimes in replacement of, standard and plant medicine approaches to treatment. 

The combination of multi-sensory technologies is the ultimate addition to any sound  table, sound chair, sound beds, sound pads or other form of vibrational furniture.  VibraSound is a proprietary technology based upon the Theory of Sensory Resonance, which states that the key to health and happiness is the ability to  Experience life as much as Analyze it. For information about state of art sensory  resonance technologies developed for this purpose, please visit www.innersense  by Don Estes, Harmonic Law Publications, InnerSense, Inc. © Copyright 1990 by InnerSense, Inc.

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