Measurement/Assessment

A new technology leverages tiny computers and sensory stickers designed to be installed to make “any shoe a smart shoe.” It is being developed to capture body movement from the ground up.
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Advanced gait and balance technologies play a vital role in predicting and preventing falls
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In the treatment of walking impairments, a personalized protocol and technology can help restore mobility in patients affected by neurological injuries.
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BioSensics LLC, Cambridge, Mass, manufactures BalanSens, a wearable sensor system designed to provide accurate balance assessment.
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The ViMove from dorsaVi Ltd is a device designed for the assessment of low back pain.
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Biodex Medical Systems has announced the addition of the Balance System SD into the Fall Risk Screening Program of the Glenwood Care Facility, a California-based senior care facility.
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The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) has issue updated practice guidelines on knee osteoarthritis (OA) and fall assessment and prevention.
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Biodex Medical Systems Inc has announced the release of its new physical medicine and rehabilitation product catalog, which features detailed product information and content.
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In the treatment of foot drop, a variety of equipment and devices and a patient-centered approach can help patients maximize their goals. By Jennifer S. McWain, MHS, PT, of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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The iWalk Program from Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers utilizes technology to restore function and enhance walking recovery.
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An electrogoniometer developed by two former students is a motion evaluation tool that can allow healthcare professionals to skip repeated x-rays for patients with back pain, allowing them to avoid radiation exposure.
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According to a recent review, little research has proven the effectiveness of computerized neurocognitive testing for concussions, which are reportedly widely used in amateur and professional sports.
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The MobileMat BESS from Tekscan Inc is designed to be a computerized implementation of the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) for pre-and post-concussion assessments.
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Researchers have developed a robotic rehabilitation tool designed to measure the stiffness of the ankle and train and strengthen the lower-extremity muscles.
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An online course from MedBridge Education is designed to provide a broad overview of the Observational Gait Analysis (OGA) system as well as examine the principles of lower-extremity bracing for the neurologic population.
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ImPACT Applications Inc, developer of the ImPACT Test and ImPACT Concussion Management Model, has announced a partnership with King-Devick (K-D) to support a multidimensional approach to concussion management and assessment in athletes.
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Researchers at San Diego State University (SDSU) have developed software and an inexpensive balance board that reportedly can measure balance with 99% accuracy and aid in objective diagnosis of concussions in the clinic or on the sidelines.
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The Mayo Clinic will be working with Northern Arizona University (NAU) this fall to test the feasibility of using a telemedicine robot to assess athletes who have a suspected concussion during football games.