Military Case Study

Case Study

Testing by the canadian military

Collaboration between Canadian Department of Defence and Spring Loaded Technology

During physical testing in healthy individuals conducted by the Canadian Military, Levitation significantly increased physical stamina and endurance 1Spring Loaded Technology. Summary of Physical Performance Improvements Observed in Military Personnel While Wearing the Levitation Knee Orthosis. (2018)..

The following improvements were observed:

  • A 10% improvement in the maximum number of loaded squats
  • A 26% improvement in the maximum number of loaded leg presses
  • No change in heart rate when walking with versus without the TCO.

Figure 1A

Group performance averages for maximal leg press and 45kg squat test with and without the Levitation orthosis.

Figure 1B

Test performance from a single participant with meniscal injury.

Clinical study on Levitation 2 Knee brace at mccaig institute
Improvements were even more pronounced in an individual with a meniscus injury where seven- and ten-fold improvements were observed in the maximum number of squats and leg presses respectively. A summary of these findings has been published as a white paper by Spring Loaded 2Spring Loaded Technology. Summary of Physical Performance Improvements Observed in Military Personnel While Wearing the Levitation Knee Orthosis. (2018). and is available for download on this page. Access to the original report is protected by the military.

Partner Institutions

University of Calgary

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