How do I turn off the firefly™?
Press and hold the activation button on each firefly™ and hold down for 4-seconds to turn off your devices. Watch this video to learn more about the technology and correct operation of the firefly™ device.
How long should I wear the firefly™ devices?
General wear times: 2 to 4 hours, with 4 hours to maximize recovery. Please refer to our website for guidelines on specific wear times.
When should I wear the firefly™ devices?
- Post-workout recovery
- During in flight travel
- When sitting for long periods of time
Do I wear during activity?
No, this is a post-workout recovery product.
How long does the firefly™ work?
We publish the device is for 24-hour use—it has a battery life normally up to 30 hours. You should get 6-8 treatments per pack. After that the software switches the device off, permanently.
How long do I wear in flight during travel?
We suggest using the firefly™ for the length of the flight to promote blood flow during flight. firefly™ simulates the muscle contraction of a brisk walk, refreshing your legs before blood flow related health issues occur.
Can it be used on other parts of the body?
Our device is specifically meant to be applied on the peroneal nerve to increase blood flow from the lower extremities to the heart (systemic blood flow). We also increase lower extremity microcirculatory blood flow by 400%. We have not researched our technology on any other nerves in the body to increase blood flow.
Why is it disposable?
The OnPulse technology that powers the firefly™ was developed initially for hospital use. It was developed to prevent DVT in patients that were not able to be mobile. In the Hospital space devices are typically worn for 24-hours and disposed of for cleanliness and safety. We have not modified the design as of yet. You should get 6-8 treatments out of a single pair of firefly™.
Why order the strap kit?
Since the firefly™ is gel based for adhesion if you wear the device multiple times the gel can lose its adhesiveness. A strap kit allows you to maximize using the device multiple times and keeping it in place. The strapping of the unit in place also prevents it from moving if you choose to sleep with it on.
Is it worth it?
What is the cost of recovery or not recovering. For roughly $30/pack you will get up to 30-hours of treatment. This equates to nearly $1/hour for recovery. If you follow our treatment guidelines each treatment costs around $4 per treatment.
How does it differ from Muscle Stim?
The firefly™ is a modified NMES signal that stimulates a nerve not a muscle. By stimulating the peroneal nerve specifically, we can cause muscles to pump and therefore increase blood flow. Stimulating a muscle for extended periods of time can cause muscle fatigue. We avoid muscle fatigue by stimulating a nerve. This is very safe. firefly™ is NOT A MUSCLE STIM OR TENS.
What other technologies in the recovery space are you similar too?
There are no other technologies we are aware of that use nerve stimulation for blood flow. If we were to be compared to a technology, it would be pneumatic compression sleeves that compress the lower extremities for increased blood flow.
Is firefly™ safe for pregnant women?
Yes! firefly™ is safe for mom and baby alike. The only conditions that would affect firefly™ eligibility is a condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and those who have a pacemaker.
Is firefly™ safe for children and teens?
Yes! firefly™ is safe for everyone with the exception of those who have a pacemaker or a condition called DVT, Deep Vein Thrombosis. Great for after soccer practice or Little League Championships! And the kids don't even need to sit still to use it!
Can I sleep with the firefly™ device on?
There is no detrimental effect to sleeping with the devices on. However we do see sleep as being the God of all recovery, so if you are finding the devices to be disruptive then either lower the settings or just turn them off completely.
Can I wear the firefly™ device in the shower?
The firefly™ device is not designed to be used in the shower as it not waterproof. The adhesive gel is water based, therefore slight dampening of the gel will help remove device from the leg.
What is considered the correct level of stimulation?
When fitted you look for a discernible movement of the muscles in the lower leg and visible outwards movement of the foot. It is not sufficient to see only a slight movement in the muscles of the lower leg alone. The movement in both the lower leg and foot should be discernible. Follow our instructional guide to learn more.