Capabilities Brief 2018-11-24T11:48:35+00:00

1109 Bravo

PRODUCT SUMMARY:

1109 Bravo manufactures the world’s only wearable neuromuscular training device.  The Neuropak, created to solve the disconnect between skill development and traditional strength and conditioning, is a wearable training system that accelerates the human body’s natural ability to adapt, learn and grow in while you train.

1109 Bravo’s mission is to Optimize the “Human Weapon System” with our innovative Neuropak technology to improve warfighter biomechanics, accelerate skills proficiency, reduce musculoskeletal injury, and ultimately improve lethality, resiliency, and readiness.

Problem:

Musculoskeletal injuries cost the DoD over one billion dollars annually, and are a leading threat to warfighter readiness—with 40% of men, 60% of women experiencing a musculoskeletal injury in basic combat training alone, specifically experiencing preventable joint pain, back pain, sprains and strains, where injured trainees are 3 x more likely to be discharged1,2, 3

Likewise, optimizing critical skills training without overtraining or increasing injury risk is critical to warfighter lethality, resiliency, and overall troop readiness, but has been impractical with traditional training methods.

Solution:

The Neuropak is the only user-defined, corrective, wearable resistance training system that accelerates critical skills-based proficiencies, improves performance and conditioning, and reduces injury risk—specifically improving mobility, stability, and performance, and reducing vulnerability to injury all by 30.25% on average after just one use, as measured in a DoD validated motion analysis system4.

Injury Prevention, Simplified

Self-corrects harmful movement patterns with continuous, calibrated resistance that accelerates skills-based training with improved quality of movement. Rather than isolating and training individual muscles, the Neuropak activates multiple muscle groups, which increases stability in joints and improves proprioception, decreasing the likelihood of injury and increasing the longevity of the operator.

Proven Improvements in Movement Quality

Validation in the DARI Motion Analysis system—using DARI’s validated vulnerability and biomechanical metrics which are used extensively in the USAF and Battle Airman Prep Classes at JBSA Lackland—yielded an immediate reduction in injury risk and improvement in movement quality by 30.25% on average after just one use, overall body systems4. Users feel the difference instantly, and this improvement in DARI metrics directly correlates with a reduction in injury risk in warfighter populations.

Improve Performance, Train Efficiently

The Neuropak helps connect the brain and the body to accelerate muscle memory and neural adaptation critical to improving skills proficiency in any environment, all while developing strength and endurance in one optimized training tool.

Easy-to-Use

Just wear the user-defined Neuropak during any training or skills-based activity and immediately the operator will move better—making this technology scalable to any number of warfighters, any training environments, and multiple equipment scenarios.

Download Study:

Validated 3-D Motion Analysis Study

References:

1. Zhu L, Sulsky SI, Bulzacchelli MT, Hill OT, Kardouni JR. “Risk factors for training-related injuries during U.S. Army basic combat training.” Oral presentation, Military Health System Research Symposium. August 15-18, 2016. Orlando/Kissimmee, FL.

2. Sulsky SI, Bulzacchelli MT, Zhu L Kardouni JR, Hill OT. “For want of a nail: Incomplete data and missing documentation in administrative data hamper medical research.” Poster presented at the Military Health System Research Symposium. August 15-18, 2016. Orlando/Kissimmee, FL.

3. Knapik, JJ, Canham-Chervak M, et al. Discharges during U.S. Army basic training: injury rates and risk factors. Mil Med, 2001;166(7):641-7.

4. Hungate, Joel, Using 3-Dimensional Motion Analysis to Evaluate the immediate effects of a novel, wearable corrective training device on Biomechanical mobility, stability, asymmetry, and vulnerability to Musculoskeletal injury, DARI Motion Internal Validation, 2018

COMPANY PROFILE:

  • Mr. Chris Tedesco, CEO (USMC, ret.)
  • 1109 Bravo – Owned & Operated by Veterans
  • Product MADE IN THE USA!
  • D-U-N-S # 081037737

SIZE: 16’x21″

WEIGHT: 2.0 LBS

MATERIALS: CARBON FIBER / TITANIUM

USES:  AIR, LAND & SEA NEUROMUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

HEADQUARTERS:

  • 300 Distillery Commons, Ste 250, Louisville, KY 40206

Neuropak

BENEFITS OF NEUROPAK DEVICE:

Neuro-Cognitive Learning – Accelerated Performance-Based Learning, Decision-making process, shoot/no shoot scenarios

Neuromuscular Conditioning – Quicker reaction and sustainability of critical skills

Neuromuscular Re-education – Neuropak increases power, provides lasting endurance, better coordination, ability to repeat maximum force in the desired direction with less effort and concentration

Training Efficiency – Neuropak transitions users away from ineffective training methods and bad habits, develops strength and endurance, develops new ranges of motion, enhances posture, refines and conditions critical skills

Injury Prevention – Neuropak self-corrects movement patterns which create injury and reduce performance, directs skill performance toward the correct methodology which reduces injury and allows for effective and efficient performance

Aerobic/anaerobic Conditioning of the cardiovascular system – Due to intense Co-contraction which the device places on the kinetic chain throughout the body simultaneously, there is an increased demand and conditioning of the cardiovascular system to drive blood and oxygen throughout the body to all the contracting muscles

Force Coupling of the muscles by activating “muscle groups” rather than an isolation exercise. Ultimately this increases stability in the joint or region that is engaged, increase proprioception, and decreases the likelihood of injury.

Core Competencies – Shot fatigue, accuracy under an increased fatigue protocol, time on target, reaction time on shoot no shoot drills, speed reloads, transition drills