DIY Shockwave Therapy Machine
I’ve been encountering some interesting anecdotes about the efficacy of ultrasonic shockwave therapy for ED, which is often paired with the claim that the therapy induces the penis to produce new blood vessels. The therapy itself in a clinic costs about $4000 for 12 sessions, and a pre-packaged machine costs about $1200. I’m starting this thread in the interest of coming to a meticulous understanding of shockwave therapy in the further interest of perhaps formulating a rudimentary design for a home-made shockwave device, if it turns out that such a thing is feasible.
My suspicion is that these machines are quite simple, generating and transmitting ultrasonic vibrations at a set frequency. This really shouldn’t be too hard to build if that’s the case, but I’m not a technical, electrical or mechanical adept so if those with some applicable knowledge base on the forum feel like chiming in, I feel sure we can either come to a DIY solution that makes this prospective therapy more accessible, or at least rule it out.
My initial thought is a simple circuit powering an ultrasonic piezo-transducer at a variable frequency range, with the right housing/casing, would be functionally identical to these $1200 machines.
Right now I’m looking over some datasheets from a google search on “ed shock wave therapy datasheet frequency,” in the interest of figuring out what frequency range the machine operates in.
Anyway, further input from the technical minded is greatly appreciated!
Link to a datasheet on one of these machines, go to page 17 for technical specs: