A Brief History
During his years of practising as a Biokineticist (Physical therapist), Dr Andre´ Pienaar (PhD) became aware of a need for a simple and scientific way to measure and quantify muscle performance, using air pressure as a biofeedback and strength testing tool. After several years of research on the pressure air biofeedback device, and with the collaboration of Mr Gary Webster (Electronic Development), pab® was invented and developed.
pab® is a South African invention that has been internationally patented and trademarked.
In 2011, pab® partnered with TOGU®, a leading German international manufacturer of air filled exercise products. Together they have produced a simple and scientific medical system for measuring muscle performance.
pab®, together with TOGU®, are committed to ongoing research and innovation and to this end TOGU® is the exclusive worldwide distributing partner of pab®.
About the Device
The Device in short. pab® stands for Pressure Air Biofeedback and uses air, to measure muscle performance in a simple and scientific way. pab® as a portable device is used for clinical and high performance testing including biofeedback while exercising.
pab® measures strength as well as various other physical parameters in a valid and reliable way.
A pab® device/s, when connected to a TOGU® air-filled exercise product/s,communicates to a computer which records the information while the test/exercise is being conducted. The results are visually displayed on the computer screen as a strength and biofeedback graph . All results can be saved for comparison to previous and future tests/exercises, to determine the progress of the test subject.
measures in millibar (mb) units and micro second
1) it is highly sensitive for measuring the smallest changes in air pressure output;
2) it is therefore highly sensitive for measuring any form of neuromuscular strength output, and
3) it has been designed for “strong man and old lady testing”.
pab® indicated a statistical, highly significant linear correlation with the kilogram unit as tested by Dr Pienaar. The implication of this linear force pressure characteristic is that under these experimental and calibrated conditions, a measured increase in maximum or submaximal PAB force value (mb) signifies a proportional increase in peak or submaximal external force (kg) or corresponding muscle strength.
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PAB Manual for
Standard Muscle Tests