About VILIM ball for tremor treatment
What is Vilim ball and what is it for?
VILIM ball is a therapeutic device designed to reduce hand tremor. The tremor treatment device significantly reduces hand shaking, which makes it easier to perform daily tasks such as eating, writing, shaving, using various technologies, and so on.
How does it work?
The Vilim ball device works on the principle of Artificial Intelligence controllable mechanical vibrations.
Therapy with VILIM ball
How to use VILIM ball device?
It is very easy to use VILIM ball device. Just take the loaded device in the palm of your hand, squeeze it slightly with your fingers to prevent it from falling out, and press the power button. The therapy lasts for about 5-10 minutes, after which the device switches itself off, or if you want to end the therapy earlier, you can switch it off by pressing the power button again.
Can I use VILIM ball device for both hands?
Yes, by holding the ball in one hand, you can continue the tremor treatment therapy in the other hand.
Can different people use the same VILIM ball device?
The Vilim ball device is personalized. When you start using it, it adapts to the specific frequency of a person’s hand shake, thus selecting only the frequency of vibrations that person needs. As a result, one Vilim ball should not be used by more than one person.
How does it feel during vibration therapy? Does it hurts?
Therapy with VILIM ball device is not painful. During it, the patient feels mechanical vibrations, in other words, he feels a slight vibration of the ball.
What are the side effects of using a VILIM ball device?
No side effects were found.
What is the residual effect?
The residual effects of tremor treatment therapy can vary widely and depend on the individual characteristics of each person. In practice, we have noticed that it can last from 10 minutes up to 4 hours.
How often and for how long you are able to use VILIM ball device?
It is recommended to use the device up to 30 minutes per day for each hand. The recommended duration of therapy is 10 minutes. It may be shorter in individual cases, but this should be determined on a case-by-case basis by monitoring the body’s response.
How to charge Vilim ball device?
The device is charged with a magnetic charger (cable included in the package) by connecting it to a computer or plugging it into an electrical outlet.
When you press the power button, a green light appears in the light bar, what does it mean?
A GREEN light indicates that therapy has begun.
Using the ball, he turned himself off, before that a blue light appeared in the light bar. Did the ball break?
No. The ball is programmed so that the therapy lasts no longer than 10 minutes. If you do not turn it off earlier, it will turn itself off after 10 minutes. A blue light in the light indicator bar indicates the end of therapy.
A blue light flashes in the light indicator bar, what does that mean?
A flashing blue light indicates that the device needs to be charged.
While the device is charging, a blue light flashes in the light indicator bar, is this normal?
Yes, the blue light should flash while the battery is charging. When the light goes out, it means the device is fully charged.
The device has discharged, but no blue light appears when I plug it into a power outlet, what does that mean?
If the charging cable is connected and the blue light on the light bar does not appear, the device battery is low. In this case, the charging cable should be connected in this way for at least another hour.
The red light on the device light bar flashes continuously, what does that mean?
A steady red light in the light indication bar indicates a fault has occurred. In this case, the therapy is stopped and the device must be switched off. Contact the manufacturer for further action.
Price and warranty
What is the price of the Vilim ball device?
VILIM ball device costs 349 €. The package also includes a wrist strap to protect the ball from being ejected, a magnetic charger and an adapter * (depending on equipment). Device can be purchased directly from our e-shop: https://vilimed.com/en/shop/
How the Vilim ball device can reduce treatment and care costs?
According to a study by Frost & Sullivan, Assessing the Full Impact of Essential Tremor on Patient Quality of Life and Finances in the United States, families of patients with ET spend $ 3,715 a year for healthcare of minor tremor, $ 7,632 of moderate tremor, and $ 12,289 of severe tremor. It is also necessary to take into account that essential tremor can be a reason for a person to retire earlier or lose his or her ability to work, and this affects both current and future income. By estimating that, VILIM ball device (based on user survey data) reduces hand shake by an average of 1.5 hours, so it is possible to estimate the extent to which the use of the device helps to reduce the costs associated with the disease. In our calculations, we took into account that the device can be used 3 times a day, so we get an average of 4.5 hours a day when hand tremor is milder, which is 28% of the day (minus 8 hours of sleep out of 24 hours a day) or 56% of the workday (8 hours) time. Based on this data, we can estimate the reduction in treatment and care costs, as well as current and future income loss reduction. We have to consider the fact that the VILIM ball device is certified for the European market, so it was decided to introduce denominators of medical costs and revenues so that the survey data could be adapted to this specific market. For this purpose, the May 2020 report of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Health Care Prices and the comparison of net income in the USA and EU countries were used. The calculations estimated that the average US after-tax income is twice as high as in the European Union, and that health sector prices in the EU are 32% lower than in the US. After considering the differences in prices and income, it was estimated that the use of the VILIM ball device saves 301 Euros per year for treatment and care costs and a drop in income of 88 Euros for future annual income in the case of moderate hand tremor.
Whether a warranty is provided for the device?
Yes. The Vilim ball device has a 2-year warranty.