Omnium1 FAQ

Omnium1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Here you can find undocumented tips, usage and troubleshooting guides that we compiled for your easier reference.

Application (10)

As iMRS’s PEMF works at the cellular at a very low magnetic intensity level, not everyone can feel the effect immediately during the use. However there are means to verify the effect of PEMF scientifically. These includes:

•  Clinical documented case histories
•  Dark field microscopy and thermography before and after treatment
•  Observation of daily life activity (improved energy and stamina)
•  Mobility test – finger-floor distance test – muscle measurement test

However the most valuable verification is still the user’s personal perception before and after MRS application, though it does taking some conscious effort to eliminate any placebo effect. In general, following is what we observe:

  • 50% of the patients initially feel nothing during the first treatment
  • 10-20% feel tingling or other sensations
  • 60% feel a loosening of the back muscles following treatment

Visit http://pemf.sg on more unbiased information on PEMF effects.


Before answering this question, let’s understand the definition of medical device as defined by Singapore Health Science Authority (HSA):

What is a Medical Device?

A medical device is a product or equipment intended for medical use, such as to diagnose, monitor or treat diseases, or as a supportive aid for people with physical disability. While many medical devices such as x-ray machines, dialysis machines, infusion pumps and cardiac pacemakers are used by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to help them diagnose and treat patients in hospitals or clinics, there are also a number of medical devices that are used by the patients, care givers and public in the home setting. Examples of common medical devices that you may use in your daily lives include wound dressings, digital thermometers, contact lenses and wound irrigation solutions.

Products such as body toning equipments, magnetic accessories and massagers, are not medical devices. These products are only intended for general well-being and do not prevent, diagnose, treat or alleviate injuries or diseases.

 

Purpose and Intended use of Omnium1 System

With the Omnium1 magnetic resonance stimulation system, weak, pulsating electromagnetic  fields  are  used  to  activate  various  physiological  processes  in  the  body  by improving the cell membrane potentials through accelerated ion transfer. This occurs through resonance effects triggered by the magnetic field pulses. The strength of these magnetic fields is no stronger than the average magnetic flux density of the Earth’s own magnetic field.

The Omnium1 resonance stimulation system can be used for the purpose of:

  • Relaxation
  • Prevention
  • Overall Well-being

 

Is Omnium1 a Medical Device?

So in short – Omnium1 is NOT a medical device.  If there is any doubt in its use, please contact us for further information. As each country’s definition of medical device may have some minor difference, the above statement may not be applicable to all countries.

 


For local application with the OmniPad or OmniSpot the following rule of thumb applies:

the more chronic, the weaker the settings AND the further away from the head towards the legs, the higher the intensity can be. This results in three application levels (head and neck, thorax-abdomen everything below the waist) and the values mentioned in the table below

Omnium1 Local Applicator Guide


For typical usage, we recommend intensity 25 and 8 minutes per session, 2-3 sessions per day with at least 6 hours apart. In general there is no need to increase your intensity to more than 100 unless you have large body build and mass (i.e. > 100kg).

Drinks a glass of water 5-10 minutes before the session and immediately after the session for best effect, and to reduce any possible side effect like headache, dizziness, etc.

 


Wolfi’s Laws for Full Body Mat recommends

Omnium1 Full Body Mat

  • Morning / Noon / Evening : Intensity 25, 8 Minutes
  • Night: Intensity 10, 8 Minutes
  • Minimum twice a day

 

 


Officially speaking you should not place your electronics (i.e. phone, tablet, memory card) on top of the system while it’s operating. The manufacturer is not responsible for any damages caused to your electronics for such cases.

Now in practice (and unofficially), as the magnetic field is so low (i.e. 45 µT – 120µT) is basically about the same strength of earth’s magnetic field, it simply has not enough field strength to cause any corruption or damages to your electronic devices.

However people with pacemaker should stay away from the system still, regardless.


Where is the setting for me to turn on or off the  notification sound (acoustic alert) when the session finished?

Go to iMRSone application home screen. Choose Settings and then App Settings

Omnium1 iMRSone Screen

Toggle the ON/OFF button to enable/disable the acoustic alert.

Omnium1 Acoustic Alert Screen

Additional Notes:

When using the tablet with OmniBrain, you will only get the audio alert from the earpiece. The tablet built-in speaker will be muted.

 

 

 


Under optimal battery condition, full charge will able to last around 4 hours of continuous usage at maximum intensity of 400.

For general usage (2-3 sessions a day at 8 minutes) and standby mode when not in used, this should last you through 2-3 days easily without needing to recharge. The in-built battery has an estimated recharge cycles of 500 times. To avoid unnecessary research, we recommend you  to recharge only when the battery falls below 20%.

If the tablet are used heavily (i.e. in clinical or center setting), you are recommended to plug the tablet into power source directly, so the power will be drawn directly from the wall socket and not from the battery. Although this won’t prevent the system from not charging the battery when it falls below certain threshold, it minimizes the recharge cycles needed per day.


Regardless you own an OmniBrain or not, you still are able to access the OmniBrain application’s audio entrainment when running the PEMF session with any of the applicators. This is an undocumented feature. All you need is the following:

  1. Plug your own headset (or the ear piece comes with the system)  to the Omnium1 tablet audio jack and ensure volume is on
  2. Now, go to OmniApp –  Options tab to access the OmniBrain app.
  3. Toggle the TONE option to on.
  4. Back to OmniApp, and start the session.

 

To Enable Music

Follow the instruction in this FAQ for adding music to the session. This is applicable even without OmniBrain unit plugged in.

http://omnium1.sg/faq/omnibrain-add-music/

 


Yes. You can use your own favorite ear bug or headphone when using OmniBrain. Simply plug in your headphone into the audio jack and adjust the volume according to your preference.

Recommendation:

Use a headphone or ear bug with noise isolation for best effect. We recommend you to get one with an external volume knob control so you can adjust the volume level easily.


The iMRS and Omnium1 full body mat applicator use pre-programmed frequencies that vary depending on the time of the day the device is used. The basis for this design is based on Chinese Organ clock. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, vital energy flows through 12 organs and complete one cycle every 24 hours. The organ clock diagram below shows the circadian flow of the vital energy – Qi through various organ systems in relation to the time of the day. Each organ is most active (most energy) for a two-hour period.  The iMRS is designed to deliver packets of energy that are believed to balance cellular resonance for all the organs and body systems simultaneously by varying frequencies through the 4 pre-programed organ clocks.

 

The timing of the four organ clock programs are

  • Morning 5am – 10am
  • Noon 10am – 3pm
  • Evening 3pm – 8pm
  • Night 8pm – 5am

 


Support (10)

Your Omnium1 tablet does not boot up normally to white Omnium1 Logo screen. Instead it goes into a boot mode selection screen as show below. Touch screen and power button won’t response.

Omnium1 Boot Mode Selection Screen

You may have accidentally press POWER and VOLUME+ buttons at the same time when you are trying to startup the Omnium1 tablet. Worry not, this is a built-in feature of Android system. Follow the steps below to get your tablet to boot up normally.

First of all, take note of the volume (+) and (-) button location next to the power button. Use the Volume (+) button to move the <<== arrow to [Normal Boot] selection. Then Press Volume (-) button to select the option. The tablet will now boot normally.


 

If Volume (+)/(-) does not response (frozen) any more, find a paper clip/sharp object and insert into the pin reset hole gently. This should revive your tablet. If it still doesn’t work, contact your nearest service center.

pin_reset


  • Omnium1 warranty is provided directly by Swiss Bionic Solutions Asia.
  • Omnium1 Tablet comes with 1-year warranty
  • All Omnium1 applicators and D/A Controller comes with 3 years warranty
  • OmniBrain comes with 6 months warranty
  • Accessories like Earplug, power adapter, D/A cable come with 6 months warranty
  • The battery is replaceable and has an estimated life of 500 recharge cycles.
  • Omnium1 Tablet Screen is replaceable. Please check with your nearest service center for the availability and cost of replacement of battery and tablet screen.
  • All other faulty components will be replaced on a 1-to-1 basis.
  • Extended warranty is available for 12 and 24 months period during initial purchase, CareFree Plus 12 and CareFree Plus 24. Find out more at http://omnium1.sg/news/extended-warranty-omnium1/

Currently Omnium1 warranty is applicable within its purchased region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific). Meaning, if you purchased the Omnium1 system from other region, its warranty will not be applicable in Asia Pacific region.

All Omnium1 system purchased in ASEAN, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, ANZ region fall under the support of Swiss Bionic Solutions Asia.


For purchase in Asia Pacific region, you can e-mail to: asia@mediconsult.tv, or contact your local distributor who served you. Some distributors may provide additional personal value-added services in phone, e-mail or on-site 1st level support in speeding up the turnover.

You are advice to get ready the following details for support validation:

  1. System Serial Number (check the sticker behind your controller)
  2. Date of purchase
  3. Your distributor name

 

For Omnium1 or iMRS customers in Singapore, you may also contact Swiss Bionic Solutions (Singapore) at sg@swissbionic.com to arrange for an inspection of faulty item for their advice on next course of action.

 


Your Omnium1 tablet comes with a variety of Google services and apps. When a service stops working, the tablet might lock up or become unresponsive. If the tablet won’t respond, you might need to reset it. You can perform a soft reset to reboot a frozen device to return the tablet to its original state.

  1. Locate the reset button (small opening hole) next to the power button.
  2. Insert a paperclip or another thin object into the hole.
  3. Press the reset button with the paperclip to reset the tablet.

pin_reset

 


International Omnium1 documents can be downloaded here:

http://www.omnium1.com/documents


Where is the setting for me to turn on or off the  notification sound (acoustic alert) when the session finished?

Go to iMRSone application home screen. Choose Settings and then App Settings

Omnium1 iMRSone Screen

Toggle the ON/OFF button to enable/disable the acoustic alert.

Omnium1 Acoustic Alert Screen

Additional Notes:

When using the tablet with OmniBrain, you will only get the audio alert from the earpiece. The tablet built-in speaker will be muted.

 

 

 


Omnium1 tablet is built on Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 platform, and like any other rather sophisticated operating systems, over time it may get slowed down due to software application caching, temporary files, etc. created and left over during the usage or during improper shutdown and application crashes. Sometimes this even caused system instability, system refuses to boot-up properly (i.e. boot screen logo keep flashing up in a loop).

The easiest way to “clean-up” your system is by clearing your system cache partition without losing your existing data. Follow the steps below.

1. Shutdown your tablet.

2. Press POWER and VOLUME (+) button at the same time to bring out the boot menu

Omnium1 Boot Mode Selection Screen

3. Use VOL (+) button to move selection to [Recovery Mode]

4. At the Android Mascott Screen, press POWER button once to bring up the next menu

Android Mascot Screen

5. Use VOL (-) button to move selection to [wipe cache partition] and then press VOL (+) once to select

Omnium1 Recovery Screen - Wipe cache

Follow the next few confirmation screen to confirm the wiping of cache partition.


Under optimal battery condition, full charge will able to last around 4 hours of continuous usage at maximum intensity of 400.

For general usage (2-3 sessions a day at 8 minutes) and standby mode when not in used, this should last you through 2-3 days easily without needing to recharge. The in-built battery has an estimated recharge cycles of 500 times. To avoid unnecessary research, we recommend you  to recharge only when the battery falls below 20%.

If the tablet are used heavily (i.e. in clinical or center setting), you are recommended to plug the tablet into power source directly, so the power will be drawn directly from the wall socket and not from the battery. Although this won’t prevent the system from not charging the battery when it falls below certain threshold, it minimizes the recharge cycles needed per day.


Since September 2016, Swiss Bionic Solutions has launched a new “Swiss Bionic Solutions Ticket Support Center” (http://swissbionic.com/support)  where any customer can log a support case online.

To log the case is simple:

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There are 2 fields you need to take note of to successfully create a new ticket.

  1. Customer number. You can find this number at the top right of your invoice.
  2. E-mail address. The e-mail should be the same as the one you use for registration.

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Features (3)

OmniBrain is not a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field device,   but rather an audio-visual brainwave entrainment (AVE) system used to complement your PEMF session. OmniBrain (with Omnium1 tablet) can work as a standalone AVE system.

Read more about audio-visual brainwave entrainment here


iMRS comes in 3 key controller configurations – Wellfit, Complete and Combo. Omnium1 has only 1 configuration but comes with different applicators bundle (basic, complete, combo, complete combo).

The table below provides a quick summary between the system. In essence, both iMRS and Omnium1 share the same technology base (frequencies, intensities and organ clocks). The key differences are on the user interface, design, portability, and type of localized applicators available, depending on your preference.

People who value simplicity will usually go for iMRS whereas Omnium1 provides many breakthrough in technical design, portability, user experience and future updatability.

Comparison between iMRS and Omnium1


No. iMRS applicator uses TRS 6.35mm audio jack as connector whereas Omnium1 Applicator is using a proprietary 5 -pin connector shown below.

Omnium1 vs iMRS Connectors


Sales (5)

Currently we don’t provide any rental option. However we are more than happy to provide free onsite demonstration with no obligation at our office or your premise. Contact us for more details.


We accept online bank transfer or cheque and cash payment for payment on delivery. Credit-card payment on order is accepted. Please contact us for more details.

 


All delivery are free of charge to Singapore customers. For shipment to other countries aside Hong Kong, please contact us for more details and shipping cost. Additional import / custom tax and shipping cost is not included in the base price.


We understand PEMF is still relatively new to many people and given that fact that many of us don’t have immediate physical experience or improvement after using for the first time at demo center or even for couple of weeks (if you managed to loan a set from your distributor or friend), many of us will need more assurance before investing in the system.

Invest in a little amount and consulting a qualified health professional definitely is something worthwhile (don’t just hear from the sales consultant). However there may not be many health professionals or practitioners are familiar with PEMF either.

We are working to compile a list of qualified health practitioners (mostly in the field of complimentary medicine) who you might want to speak to. Find out more here


iMRS comes in 3 key controller configurations – Wellfit, Complete and Combo. Omnium1 has only 1 configuration but comes with different applicators bundle (basic, complete, combo, complete combo).

The table below provides a quick summary between the system. In essence, both iMRS and Omnium1 share the same technology base (frequencies, intensities and organ clocks). The key differences are on the user interface, design, portability, and type of localized applicators available, depending on your preference.

People who value simplicity will usually go for iMRS whereas Omnium1 provides many breakthrough in technical design, portability, user experience and future updatability.

Comparison between iMRS and Omnium1


Learning (9)

The system default language setting is English. Follow the instruction in this video to change the language setting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKdhYEf3mpI&list=PLa3DeHQZJ_6OYKcLmRjlTmWAVL4dTStZr&index=5


We recommend you to connect to wireless network at least once during the initial setup to check for any latest firmware or application update. The video below shows you how to setup your wireless network.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQfHhimKdIk&index=10&list=PLa3DeHQZJ_6OYKcLmRjlTmWAVL4dTStZr


The accuracy of your time is crucial for the operation of organ clock. The video below shows you the procedure to set your correct time zone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnTRk09SE0k&index=3&list=PLa3DeHQZJ_6OYKcLmRjlTmWAVL4dTStZr


You do not need create or connect to a Google account for Omnium1 to operate. However if you need to install additional application from Google Play, the video below shows you how to do that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE06La3_Hsw&list=PLa3DeHQZJ_6OYKcLmRjlTmWAVL4dTStZr&index=8


The system by default does not come with any music or Micro-SD card for the OmniBrain / Combo system. The music is to serve as accompanying and soothing effect and not the actual entrainment itself. Therefore music is optional as part of session. You may also use your own personal favorites music instead. Following is the link to download the music files provided by Swiss Bionic Solutions: http://omnium1.sg/resources

Following is the brief instruction how to add music files to OmniBrain system for those who are already familiar with files transfer between PC/tablet/MicroSD card.

  1. Get a MicroSD Card (maximum recognizable size by the system is 32GB)
  2. Create a /IMRS folder at the root directory
  3. Copy  your music files (.mp3, .wav, are supported) to the /IMRS folder
  4. The OmniBrain system will automatically pick up and play the music files during the operation.

OmniBrain Screen

Update 31-Oct-2015.

With latest Omnium1 Firmware update dated 16 Oct 2015, you can now copy the entire /IMRS folder to the root of the internal storage without the need of having an external SD card.


Regardless you own an OmniBrain or not, you still are able to access the OmniBrain application’s audio entrainment when running the PEMF session with any of the applicators. This is an undocumented feature. All you need is the following:

  1. Plug your own headset (or the ear piece comes with the system)  to the Omnium1 tablet audio jack and ensure volume is on
  2. Now, go to OmniApp –  Options tab to access the OmniBrain app.
  3. Toggle the TONE option to on.
  4. Back to OmniApp, and start the session.

 

To Enable Music

Follow the instruction in this FAQ for adding music to the session. This is applicable even without OmniBrain unit plugged in.

http://omnium1.sg/faq/omnibrain-add-music/

 


You are reading section most likely because you are looking for ways to simplify the operations, a one button solution for someone who hates complex operation. Fortunately, with Omnium1 running on Android 4.4.2 platform, you do have some options to simplify the operation.

Different from iMRS controller, Omnium1 tablet doesn’t start into the application upon first boot up or when it returns from sleep mode. It will shows you a login screen, which you need to unlock it, then launch the iMRSone application. It is a simple steps, but yet there are time for some people, especially seniors, this can prove to be a challenge.

Following are some tips you may consider:

 

Disable the Lock Screen

Since most users do not store any personal information on the Omnium1 tablet, there really isn’t any real need to lock the screen. You can easily disable the lock screen by setting the Screen Lock option to NONE

  1. At the home screen, go to Settings
  2. Go to Security > Screen Lock
  3. By default the setting is “Slide”. Choose “None”  and then exit the Settings

Now, whenever you boot up from cold or pressing the Power/Home button to resume the tablet, the tablet will not show you the lock screen anymore. You will save 1,095 swipes per year, assuming you are using it 3 times a day 🙂


 

Install an AutoStart Program

If you are purchasing this unit for your old folks or someone who are not exactly that tech savvy, aside disabling the lock screen, you might also want to install an autostart software that will automatically launch the iMRSone application upon boot-up. So all they need is to press the power button, then wait for the application to run.

One of our favorite free autostart App is AutoStart – No Root from Guro Labs. Download Link below.
autostart

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.autostart&hl=en

 

At the AutoStart setting – add iMRSone as the application and turn Auto Startup to ON. You may also adjust the start delay (s) in seconds. Set to 0 second to speed up the launch.

AutoStart Setting


Uncluttered the Home Screen

For any new user looking at the Omnium1 screen – the first response is “what are all these icons” and “where is the application?”. The problem here is the icons are just too look-alike and it’s hard for users to differentiate them without looking into the small application name below it.

Omnium1 Home Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A simple way to address this is simply move all unused or non-essential icons to the next screen. For a start, drag the icons for documents, omnium1.com, swissbionic.com and pemf.com to the next screen. And Centre the iMRSone and OmniBrain App to the centre of the screen. Drag OmniBrain to the next screen if you are not using OmniBrain.

Another good Free Application is Giganticon – Big Icons by Gabriel Taubman, available at Google Store which you can selectively magnified the icons of choice (like below).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gabetaubman.giganticon&hl=en

Big-icon-screen

 


The iMRS and Omnium1 full body mat applicator use pre-programmed frequencies that vary depending on the time of the day the device is used. The basis for this design is based on Chinese Organ clock. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, vital energy flows through 12 organs and complete one cycle every 24 hours. The organ clock diagram below shows the circadian flow of the vital energy – Qi through various organ systems in relation to the time of the day. Each organ is most active (most energy) for a two-hour period.  The iMRS is designed to deliver packets of energy that are believed to balance cellular resonance for all the organs and body systems simultaneously by varying frequencies through the 4 pre-programed organ clocks.

 

The timing of the four organ clock programs are

  • Morning 5am – 10am
  • Noon 10am – 3pm
  • Evening 3pm – 8pm
  • Night 8pm – 5am