iMRS Prime PEMF system review
Reviewed at $4827 - $10,309.00 USD
- Medical grade components
- Flexible settings
- Very broad and inclusive applied parameter
- Approved/registered with various health authorities around the world (FDA, MDSAP, MDALL, MDR 2017/754)
- The most robust intent of use of any PEMF system on the market
- Very user friendly
- Moderate price range for home users. (Most home users only require bundles in the US$4827-7837 range)
- Support is provided by the individual you purchase the system through, not from the manufacturer. (Make sure your distributor suits your needs)
PEMF Global Health Reviewers
We at PEMF Global Health have a combined experience of decades in the PEMF industry. We’ve tried and/or used all the major PEMF systems on the market and administered thousands of PEMF sessions as practitioners in a clinical setting. We will apply this experience to help you objectively measure various features, programs and parameters of the iMRS Prime and determine the value of this potential investment in your health.
The properties of a PEMF system will dictate the benefits you experience, yet searching for a PEMF system that is right for you via Google can be an endless maze of marketing jargon, questionable health claims, purchased doctor’s opinions and paid endorsements. If you’re considering investing in a PEMF system for personal or professional use, it is recommended you invest a few minutes in reading through this review to objectively learn about the iMRS Prime PEMF system and make a more educated and informed decision about the product.
With the introduction of the new iMRS Prime in 2020, Swiss Bionic listened to their customers, incorporating a whole host of new features and functionality. It’s tag line “PEMF Reinvented” rings true as this system provides the user with an experience and benefits that go beyond what we have seen in any other PEMF system. Here are some of the intelligent design features we liked:
- Manufactured in Germany in facility that adheres to the highest standards
- Built-in safety mechanisms, such as overheating protection and automatic shut-off, to prevent any potential harm to clients
- Medical grade click plugs that are incredibly easy to connect and disconnect
- High quality, durable components able to withstand the demands of regular use
- Offers power cables and adapters for operating in different countries with different voltage and plug options
- This new design is completely software based, allowing SBS to create and release new programs and/or features without any additional investment from existing clients.
- Universal serial bus design offers the option for potential future hardware upgrades
- The honeycomb structure of the fabric surface is breathable, complies with DIN EN ISO 10993 standards, and prevents sweating and contamination during use
iMRS Prime Applicators and Accessories Review
As reviewed here by our PEMF Global Health team the iMRS Prime offers a wide range of applicators and accessories, giving the user a lot of versatility in how they apply their PEMF sessions. Customers can choose from a Basic Set with minimal applicators and programs or upgrade to the Trial Set to include everything the system has to offer. The system requires the following components to operate, iMRS Prime Control Unit, iMRS Prime Connector Box, 20-Pin Prime Connector Cable and power adapter. The applicator series include the Exagon FIR Applicator, Exagon Pad and Exagon Spot. Additional add ons include the Exagon Brain brainwave stimulation system and Exagon Sense biofeedback system. Here is our review of the iMRS Prime components.
Overall the iMRS Prime and Exagon applicators are very stylish and pleasant to look at in comparison with various other systems on the market. Not that aesthetics equate to any tangible outcomes, but regardless of where you set it up you’re going to be looking at it a lot, so sure doesn’t hurt. The applicators have been newly designed and engineered using Optical Function Control (OFC). OFC guarantees constant monitoring of the functionality of each applicator in use, while indicating the polarity of the applied field as well with an easy to read LED. This is a convenient way to see whether the applicator are on or off in case you have the volume turned off.
Each applicator also has built-in USB-Intelligence in order to ensure bilateral communication between each applicator and the main processor of the iMRS Prime control panel. In simple terms, the control unit can intelligently detect each applicator and provide you with feedback when required.
iMRS Prime Control Unit
The system is operated through a modern (expensive looking) looking touch screen control unit. It offers a user-friendly experience to all ages and level of tech savviness. It is incredibly easy to navigate the settings and programs. The system intelligently detects various things such as, which applicators and accessories are plugged in, improving its useability. The Home screen will be optimized to show the programs available based on the bundle purchased. These programs include Manual Operation, Program Mode, iGuide, Split Mode, Hybrid Mode and Trial. The system will walk you through each applicable setting for the selected program, then display a countdown and the applied program (including any changes to intensity) until completion. If the Exagon Sense is being used, additional information, including user biometrics (HR, HRV, SP02), will be displayed on screen as well. One of things we love about the iMRS Prime control unit is that Swiss Bionic Solutions regularly shares (FREE) software updates with it’s customers as the system is continues to evolve with new programs and features. This is a welcome contrast to the “planned obsolescence” tactics employed by some PEMF manufacturers.
As far as PEMF system controls go, the iMRS Prime sets the bar very high.
The Exagon Mat consists of high quality, tightly wound, built-in, copper coils that are non-insulated to create the highest physical efficiency of the applied electromagnetic signal structure. The coils are divided into 3 pairs of differing windings to help direct an applied field intensity that is more intense at the foot section, graduating to a less intense field at the head. We found during our daily sessions with the iMRS Prime that the Exagon Mat exuded an impression of quality and ruggedness above and beyond similar priced systems. The quality of the conductor used in a PEMF system plays such a large role in it’s efficacy, so it’s nice see a company uses pure copper, rather than some systems that use cheap wire mesh.
The Exagon Pad is one of two localized applicators for the iMRS Prime PEMF system. The Pad features two copper coils to evenly distribute the PEMF field intensity over the entire Pad's surface. At about 12”x24” we most commonly used it in clinical practice for targeting the abdomen and back areas, though it can be used anywhere. The Exagon Pad outputs a Square Wave waveform with 10 Hz, which is referred to in the industry as the NASA parameter. We are huge fans of this applied parameter as it was shown to promote various physiological processes related to tissue regeneration, ultimately increasing the cellular healing process by 2.5-4 times. Like all the applicators in the iMRS Prime product line the Exagon Pad features built-in Optical Function Control (OFC) and medical grade connectors.
The Exagon Spot is the second localized applicator, designed to provide intensive and versatile treatment of precise body locations. The Spot features 1 built-in, rock solid copper coil in each segment (2 in total) to flexibly control the applied field intensity over a particular body area. The Exagon Spot applies the NASA parameter, while utilizing a Helmholtz-Effect to effectively treat both sides of the desired body area. Once again, the applicator features Optical Function Control and medical grade connectors.
The Exagon FIR is a flexible hybrid applicator that allows the simultaneous application of both PEMF and far infrared therapy. We found this to be the largest improvement compared to other PEMF systems as well as previous systems in the iMRS product line. It simply allows the user to promote additional benefits and improved results within the same amount of time. The compound effect of this approach for individuals regularly using the system is in many cases profound. It is equipped with an additional, insulated layer of carbon fiber wire pattern which produces the far infrared signal. The wire structure is controlled by the iMRS Prime operating panel to create the defined exposure and temperature of the desired far infrared wavelengths (roughly between 3 and 14 Microns). The application of PEMF and infrared provides benefits that leave the user with feelings of overall wellness that, in our experience, are often difficult to put into words. This multimodality approach has made this iMRS Prime popular with both home users, health care professional, elite athletes and professionals sports organizations (https://youtu.be/sRkEgO-TG0Y)
The Exagon Brain is the upgraded version of what the previous model iMRS offered (the iSLRS. The “Brain”, as the company calls it, features goggles with 12 built-in LEDS on each side and a housing that is completely darkened for optimal performance. The Exagon Brain provides photic, chromatic and audible brainwave stimulation in one single system. We love the fact the you are able to combine a brainwave entrainment session with your PEMF and/or infrared session. Many biohacking centers refer to this as “stack the hack”. While PEMF and infrared are activating and supporting physiological processes (physical health), the Exagon Brain is promoting healthy brainwave activity (cognitive health).
In the PEMF world, the Exagon Sense biofeedback system is uniquely beneficial for both practitioners and home users. The Sense is designed to be used simultaneously with the full body mat and consists of a bifunctional photoplethysmografy medical grade sensor designed to detect blood volume changes in microvascular tissue. It provides real time, onscreen biometric feedback showing the users, heart rate (HR), oxygen saturation levels (SpO2) and heart rate variability (HRV). It uses this information to adjust the intensity of the program to the individual, effectively putting your PEMF system on autopilot with the goal of providing you body exactly what it needs in that particular moment. Whether you’re a doctor, PEMF expert, home user or receptionist in a clinic, you simply choose how long your session is going to be and the system adjusts to the individual.
The iMRS Prime system reviewed here today takes 3 to 5 business days to arrive using the fastest international shipping methods available. The system arrives well packaged and contains everything required to be up and running almost immediately!
Unboxing and connecting the iMRS Prime PEMF therapy mat system's various applicators is a simple process. The power supply, control unit, connector box and applicators are easy to connect and configure. The connectors used are top quality medical grade and can only be connected one way, you are unable to connect anything in an incorrect manner. In fact each applicator, while connected, is in constant two way communication with the main processor of the iMRS Prime control panel. Due to the nature of the two way connection between the iMRS 'brain' and it's applicators the system is able to monitor the performance of each applicator in real time, known as Optical Function Control (OFC). If any applicator is determined to be malfunctioning a red LED is displayed and appropriate action can be taken. Thanks to Fast Start programs, the included instructions, and the digital user guide included at purchase, you'll be enjoying your iMRS Prime in minutes!
The iMRS Prime PEMF therapy mat system allows you to use the floor, a massage table, or a firm mattress during sessions. Finding a solid, firm surface is necessary to begin using the Exagon Mat. One added bonus of using a surface such as a flat floor is due to the PEMF waveform having a 1 meter (3 foot) effective radius our furry friends are able to get a 'free' session whenever the mat is being used and they are nearby. A win-win bonus for our four-legged partners!
The iMRS Prime includes specialized protocols designed for various conditions, and a very robust manual programming mode as well. Thankfully, there are a number of existing Fast Start programs to keep things simple initally. The Fast Start programs consist of Performance, Regeneration, Relaxation, Sleep, Balance, Activation, and Solfeggio Scale 9. Less is more with PEMF, three 8 to 20 minute sessions throughout the day are recommended for best results. Consistency is the key, not session length or intensity. Using the Performance Fast Start program each morning, Relaxation in the afternoon, and of course Sleep mode in the evening prior to heading to bed is a great way to start your PEMF treatments. Keeping daily session times, and durations, as consistent as possible throughout the treatment regimen with the iMRS Prime system will provide the best results. Outside of pregnancy, epilepsy and certain pacemakers, there are not many contridictions while using a PEMF system. It is recommended to remove any heavy jewelry, electronics such as cell phones, bluetooth devices and smart watches from the treatment area. Finding a nice quiet low traffic area for PEMF sessions will enhance the overall enjoyment of using the system.
The iMRS Prime whole body applicator known as the Exagon Mat uses an advanced waveform known as a Triple Sawtooth waveform. This increases the effect of the PEMF waveform on the body, creating a higher level of cell energinzation and blood circulation over square wave or sine wave patterns. The increase of blood circulation is one of the major benefits of applying a PEMF waveform to the human body. Increased blood flow increases the healing ability of the tissues and cells at locations experiencing trauma and or chronic issues. Effectively raising the ability of the human body to heal. Using the Exagon Mat may produce a warmth or tingling sensation as well as a general feeling of relaxation throughout the body. It's not uncommon to leave each PEMF session feeling quite rested, regardless of the program selected.
Each iMRS Prime applicator is designed to provide more localized treatments. The applicators utilize a square wave waveform opposed to the sawtooth waveform of the full body mat. The square waveform is a higher intensity, more localized waveform, which works in conjuction with the smaller more flexible applicators to treat very precise injuries and chronic conditions. During use the applicators are well designed and easy to use. The Exagon Spot, uses two opposing coils to boost the effect of the PEMF waveform creating a 'Helmholtz-Effect'. The Helmholtz Effect produces a region of a nearly uniform magnetic field in the centre of the two opposing coils creating a highly effective local PEMF application. The Exagon Spot seemlessly allows the treatment of areas that are usually difficult to address such as knees, elbows and ankles. Augmenting daily full body sessions with multiple Exagon Spot sessions targeted at chronic or localized conditions will increase the overall effectiveness of PEMF therapy.
In general the addition of daily PEMF therapy sessions can lead to an improved sense of energy and relaxation, even in perfectly healthy individuals. Targeted areas of trauma may see improvement immediately but effects can take a while to become noticeable depending on how long the ailment has persisted, and how severe the condition has become. Maintaining a consistent, repeatable, routine is the key to success.
The iMRS Prime Trial SET PEMF system is pretty much as good as it gets when it comes to personal PEMF treatments. The iMRS Prime provides more features and flexibilty, as well as a higher build quality and warranty, then just about any other PEMF system on the market outside of very expensive medical grade systems costing many times the iMRS Prime's price.
If you are in the market for a high quality PEMF therapy system that will provide you with many years of enjoyment, we're very confident in reccomending the iMRS Prime.