Mobile shock wave therapy device for veterinary applications
The aim was to develop a mobile and robust device for indication-specific, customisable radial shock wave therapy. Piezo stacks or piezo actuators are used, which consist of a large number of thin piezo discs
that are mechanically arranged in series and electrically controlled in parallel. The control software was developed on the basis of the Colibri T20 embedded computer module.
A piezo shock actuator uses an elastic shock to transmit a high-energy impulse to an applicator that is coupled to the tissue to be treated. A shock wave is triggered in the applicator, which is then transmitted to the tissue to be treated and becomes therapeutically effective there.