Power Balance. On October 21, 2010, the Independent Investigations Group (IIG) at the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles conducted a test of the 'Power Balance' bracelets in conjunction with Yahoo!
News. The Power Balance products are said to allow athletes to perform at their best, maximizing strength, balance, and flexibility. The active component giving the bracelet this ability is a hologram embedded in the plastic wristband. To conduct the test, the IIG recruited 16 volunteers as subjects, including former Olympic medalist Dominique Dawes. The subjects ran an obstacle course including a balance beam section, and a section requiring them to carry weight on an obstacle course. There was one 'legitimate' Power Balance bracelet, and 3 'sham' bracelet that had had the hologram removed from them. Results For the obstacle course the assumption was that if the bracelet was effective, all or some participants should have obtained a better score, i.e. a lower time when wearing the real Power Balance bracelet. PowerBalance Class Action Lawsuit Signup. USDAR, usdar industry & trade co.,ltd usdar industry & trade.
USDAR, usdar industry & trade co.,ltd usdar industry & trade. Power Balance Bracelet. Power Balance Bracelet(In June 2011 this site simply said that it was no longer operational) This site was Highly Commended in the 2009 Millenium Awards.
The award citation read: You take an old trick that scamsters have been doing for eons, dress it up with some pretty design and some sciency sounding words and then get yourself into gymnasiums and convince the sweaty denizens that your magic plastic wrist band can make them stronger and have better balance. Once you have the money rolling in from that (and at $60 each for bangles that probably cost less than a dollar to make it rolls in fast) you convince a television show to give you some free publicity.
When that publicity backfires a little and causes some questioning of the product you run away and hide, cutting off all communication with critics because you can't justify the claims you make. Dear Mr O'Dowd, Congratulations. [see above] Please feel free to publicise your award and display the award logo on your web site. Dr. Why me? The Skeptic Zone Podcast. Power Balance Products: A Skeptical Look. Harriet Hall, M.D.
Power Balance products will supposedly improve your athletic performance and cure what ails you. The alleged mechanism ("frequencies" in an embedded hologram) is laughable pseudoscientific bunk. Remember when professional golfers were wearing Q-ray bracelets to improve their game? The Q-ray folks recently had a run-in with the courts. They admitted their product was only a placebo but argued that it was acceptable to lie to elicit the placebo response. Imaginative Claims. Richard Saunders Helps Expose ‘Power Balance’ Bands. January 11, 2011 The Australian manufacturer of Power Balance, the wildly popular rubbery bracelets embedded with holograms claimed to somehow adjust the body’s energy or vibrations, has admitted that there is no proof their product works.
Power Balance bracelets achieved global popularity, in part because they were embraced by a parade of celebrities. I recently interviewed researcher Richard Saunders, co-host of the Skeptic Zone podcast, about his role in exposing the Power Balance debacle. “I first heard about Power Balance in mid-2009, when we were asked by a major television program in Australia to test the claims of Power Balance, the magical wristband with the hologram. The TV program contacted me because they ran a story about it and wanted to know what the skeptics said. A review of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis - by Harriet Hall, MD. Skeptic Magazine, Vol. 11, Nr. 3, 2005 Energy Medicine A review of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basisby James L.
Applied Kinesiology - How it's Done. Power Balance - Performance Technology. Power Balance. The Gulf, Middle East & North Africa Power Balance is currently evaluatingdistribution opportunities in this region.If interested please contact :MiddleEast@PowerBalance.com Power Balance Technologies, Inc.20512 Crescent Bay, Suite 108Lake Forest, CA 92630 Thank you E: MiddleEast@PowerBalance.com Continue to Power Balance™ website www.powerbalance.com Please select your country from the list below:
Power Balance Technology. Harriet Hall Volume 34.3, May / June 2010 Carrying a Power Balance card in your pocket will supposedly improve your athletic performance and cure what ails you.
The alleged mechanism ("frequencies" in an embedded hologram) is laughable pseudoscientific bunk. Remember when professional golfers were wearing Q-ray bracelets to improve their game? Power Balance: Magical Energy Bracelets, or Nonsense? Power Balance: Magical Energy Bracelets, or Nonsense?
You've probably seen them many times: stretchy rubber bracelets, with a small credit-card style hologram attached. They seem to be everywhere. People in all walks of life are wearing them. What are they for? Supposedly, wearing this rubber band around your wrist dramatically boosts your strength, balance, and flexibility. Here are the claims about what the rubber bands do and how they do it. Performance Technology. CA - Power Balance. The Gulf, Middle East & North Africa.
Power Balance Maker Admits Bands Are Worthless. Image: Power Balance The Australian manufacturer of Power Balance, the wildly popular rubbery bracelets embedded with holograms claimed to somehow adjust the body’s energy or vibrations, has admitted that there is no proof their product works.
A representative of Power Balance Australia issued a statement that read in part, “We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims. Therefore we engaged in misleading conduct.” LifeStrength. Homeopathy. LifeStrength.