Recently TensCare team came across an advertisement by our competitor Company, which claims that they are better than TensCare.
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We believe that their claims are unfounded, ethically poor and inaccurate. We want to know on what basis, they are claiming to be better than TensCare? We want to challenge them to prove their claim and we want YOU our customers to be the judge.
For this very purpose we have put together a product comparison of typical TensCare Pelvic Floor Exerciser Elise and typical In Control Medical Pelvic Floor Exerciser Apex.
This is how Elise and Apex fare head to head:
Discussion of features:
1. EFFECTIVENESS/CLINICAL EVIDENCE
Training the muscle effectively requires the maximum percentage of muscle fibres to be triggered with each pulse. Clinical trials have shown that a higher pulse width recruits more motor nerves.
Elise Pulse Width: 300 uS
Apex Pulse Width: 200 uS
Optimal treatment time is 20 minutes, not only because it was the most commonly used time in test trials but also early trials revealed that many women are over enthusiastic and try to over – use their stimulator, resulting in sore muscles.
Elise Timer: 20 minutes
Apex Timer: Does not stop automatically, but recommends you switch off after 5 minutes.
c. Intensity steps:
For comfortable stimulation it is important to increase the intensity in small steps. Also, for optimal results, it is important to use the intensity as close to most tolerable level as possible.
Elise Intensity Steps: 200 steps of 0.5 ma
Apex Intensity Steps: 10 steps of approx. 8mA
a. Probe Size.
Elise Probe Size:
2.98 inches/7.5 cm
Apex Probe Size:
5.5 inches/11.9 cm long
1.2inches/3.05 cm x 1.5inches/3.81 cm
Apex say that their probe must be inserted AT LEAST 4 INCHES.
b. Insertion :
Elise: You can insert the Elise same way as tampon.
Apex: You need to hold the Apex control unit in your hands halfway down your thighs for the entire treatment session.
c. Open Circuit Cutout:
If you withdraw the probe while it is operating, it can be very uncomfortable.
Elise: Open Circuit Detection automatically turns off when contact is lost.
Apex: Apex cautions: Never insert or remove Apex unless powered OFF and deflated as insertion or removal while stimulation is active may cause discomfort or tissue irritation.
Elise: Wipe clean using a cloth with soap
Apex: Wipe clean using a cloth with soap
Elise: 2 AA Alkaline batteries are typically easier to obtain and last much longer than AAA.
Apex: Uses 4 AAA Alkaline Batteries.
|Open Circuit Detection
||Lead detection circuit
||Inflation pump and air release valve to customize the fit.
When inflated, provides full contact of the stimulation contacts to the vaginal wall.
||12.0 Inches/ 30.48 cm long
2.3 Inches/ 5.84 cm wide
4.0 Inches/ 10.16cm tall
2.95 inches/7.5 cm
1.1 inches/2.8 cm
2.95 inches/7.5 cm
1.1 inches/2.8 cm
5.5 Inches/ 11.97cm long
1.2 Inches/ 3.05 cm x 1.5 Inches/ 3.81 cm
5.5 Inches/ 12.97cm long
2.2 Inches/ 5.59 cm x 2.5 Inches/ 6.35 cm
||Automatically turns off after 20 minutes.
||Does not turn off automatically. Advise to use daily for 5 -10 minutes.
||Biphasic, balanced, rectangular
||Monophasic, alternating polarity, square
||80mA at 500 ohms
||200 steps of 0.5 ma
||10 steps of approx. 8mA
||5 Stimulation LED indicators. Combination of flashing to show level.
||2 AA Alkaline batteries
||4 AAA Alkaline batteries.
||Wipe clean using a cloth with soap
||Additional step and dirt traps:
Inflate Apex enough to ensure thorough cleaning of creases and wipe clean using a cloth with soap as recommended above not soak.
contamination to probe
||“Do not overinflate as this may cause damage to the inflatable probe”
If rubber sleeve is damaged, device cannot be used
|Open Circuit cutout
||Open circuit detection automatically turns off when contact is lost.
||Caution: Never insert or remove Apex unless powered OFF and deflated as insertion or removal while stimulation is active may cause discomfort or tissue irritation.
We believe that customer is the focal point of all business activities and the best judge to verify the claims made by any company. Therefore we want to leave it up to you to decide the validity of these claims.