Meet PACT, the world’s first connected smart massage system developed by MIT engineers to help you through muscle recovery
Impact Biosystems today announced launches its debut product, PACT, the world’s first connected percussive massage system customized to the user’s muscle profile to give enable a more effective, personalized treatment for faster recovery.
The Boston-based fitness recovery startup said the PACT system relieves muscle pain and improves muscle readiness by creating a data-backed recovery experience. It operates with two core devices: Pact Sense and Pact Pulse, both connected with the user’s smartphone via the Pact app.
The PACT system was inspired by professional trainers. The Pact system, which is is available for pre-order today, and will ship in Q2 2022, tailors its massaging experience to the user’s body conditions, giving the most effective recovery treatment possible.
“Existing muscle recovery solutions are almost exclusively one-size-fits-all types of products,” said Bridget Hunter-Jones, cofounder and CEO of Impact Biosystems. “But, everyone and their recovery is different, so we designed the Pact system with the belief that recovery should be informed and personalized, using data from the body, effectively eliminating the guesswork.”
Founded in 2019 by Bridget Hunter-Jones, Craig Cheney, Ian Hunter, and Sonny Vu, Impact Biosystems is a developer and creator of adaptive hardware and software solutions for people in the health and fitness space. The company offers hardware connected recovery platform that makes users feel better with custom measurements of their body and make the gamifying and socializing experience adapted to them, thereby enabling athletes of all varieties to uniquely feel better, perform at their peak, and help them live longer. The company’s goal is to make athletes of all varieties uniquely feel better, perform at their peak and help them live longer.
Impact Biosystems’ proprietary technology was based on advanced modeling techniques that have been developed over the last three decades by co-founder and chief inventor, Ian Hunter, the Hatsopoulos Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
The Pact system relieves muscle pain and improves muscle readiness by creating a data-backed recovery experience. It operates with two core devices: Pact Sense and Pact Pulse, both connected with the user’s smartphone via the Pact app.
Unlike other impersonal massagers on the market, the Pact system will first measure your muscles’ conditions before recommending an appropriate recovery treatment. Using six sensors that take over 5,000 measurements per scan, Pact Sense tracks the user’s muscle readiness, measuring muscle mass and stiffness in real-time. The data gathered will allow the Pact mobile app to generate a bespoke warm-up or recovery routine for the user, which will inform the Pact Pulse for a precise and optimized massage.
Two Pact kits will be available at launch: the standard Pact Sport Kit (£369), and the premium Pact Pro Kit (£479), which comes with an additional battery handle, an extra year of Pro App Content & analytics, and a travel case. Both kits are available on pre-order via Indiegogo for the early bird prices of £209 (Pact Sport) and £259 (Pact Pro).
Below is a video of PACT in action.