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  1. All Tuning Forks Are Not Created Equal

    A 2015 study performed at the University of Maine compared the vibration output of several commercially available 128 Hz tuning forks to the ETF128. A biothesiometer was also tested to show the output of this instrument at the 25v level. As the graphic below shows, the frequency and amplitude varied considerably. Our current ETF128 model […]

  2. ETF Proof-of-Concept Study Cited in Two International Practice Guideline Documents

    Although the International Federation of Diabetes (IDF) put out these clinical practice guidelines in 2017, we were gratified to see our 2014 ETF Proof-of-Concept study cited on page 19 of the document. We are cited in the section on using a 128 Hz tuning fork to assess diabetic peripheral neuropathy. We were equally excited to […]

  3. New JAMA Study Finds Increased Falls-Related Mortality for Americans over 75

    A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that for Americans over 75 years of age the mortality rate from falls more than doubled from 2000 to 2016. Although the authors state that the exact causes for this alarming increase are unknown, most known risks can be mitigated (except aging itself). […]

  4. New Study Recommends ETF as Best Choice in Vibration Testing for Diabetic Patients

    We are excited to report the results of recently published research article utilizing the ETF. This study by Raymond et al. from the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology has recommended the ETF as the best choice of vibration testing instruments to pair with Semmes-Weinstein monofilament testing when performing lower extremity sensation testing in diabetic […]

  5. Timed Vibration Testing aids in the Diagnosis of Distal Sensory Polyneuropathy

    A new article written by  Prabhakar et al. has demonstrated the utility of timed vibration testing  in diagnosing distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP) due to a variety of conditions. They utilized a 128 Hz tuning fork and a handheld stopwatch to time how long patients could feel the vibrations at the hallux, medial malleolus and tibial […]