Wearable Holographic Technology for Strength and Balance
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
You've seen people of all ages wear these “rubber” bracelets, anklets and necklaces with holograms on them, and you knew it wasn't just another Livestrong copycat. But what are these things? Well, let me tell you…
My son has been wearing a holographic necklace for years. Designed for surfers, he swears by Power Balance to help him with his balance in such sports as surfing, skimming, skateboarding, wakeboarding and snowboarding. The website explains how it works and it's pretty straightforward: the body’s cells naturally generates electro-magnetic energy, which is essential for the body’s performance and well-being. The holographic technology is designed to resonate with this energy, creating a body that is more in harmony. This allows the body’s muscles to relax and the blood flow to increase.
After my nephew suffered a skateboarding accident and then, later the same year, broke his arm while snowboarding, I thought that a holographic bracelet might work for him. I bought him an EFX wristband (another of the brands that make these wearable holographic pieces) for Christmas. Since he was in a cast almost all winter he never did get on his snowboard again, but he never took his holographic wristband off. This summer, he tried wakeboarding for the first time. He could not believe how confident he felt and how easy he thought it was. Easy? He likes to credit EFX.
I now also wear a holographic bracelet all the time and have noticed a difference in my ability to stay up later at night and I sleep much more soundly. I also notice more strength and balance in my yoga practice. My son gave one to his grandmother for her birthday to help her balance and she wears it faithfully. Take a look at the EFX website to learn more about the technology and take a look at the balance test. We all took it and it does work that way.
Placebo effect? Snake oil? Maybe. And, I am not a scientist but I do know that I feel better wearing one of these holographic bracelets and so do three of my family members. I never take mine off. If you wear one, I would love to hear your story.