Force plate technology is used to measure balance, gait, and other parameters of biomechanics, most commonly for medical and athletic performance purposes. In their simplest form, force plates are designed with a single pedestal. More advanced designs feature a pair of rectangular or triangular plates with load cells or triaxial force transducers between them at the corners.
Recently, Audioscan released a new software-assisted system for placement of the probe tube in real-ear measurement (REM) called ProbeGUIDE. Available on Verifit®2 and Axiom®, ProbeGUIDE leverages machine learning to accurately predict when the probe tube tip is within 5mm of the eardrum. Additionally, it lets you continuously see photos of the probe tube's location in real time as you insert it into the ear.
Each year, there are between 1.7 and 3 million sports-related concussions reported, according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Unsurprisingly, 300,000 are football-related. The college also reports that 2 in 10 high school athletes who play contact sports will suffer a concussion this year.
Computerized dynamic posturagraphy (CDP) is one of many technologies used to diagnose balance disorders. As opposed to other balance assessment tests that focus on isolated anatomical components, CDP analyzes multiple. It does this by leveraging the following protocols:
This December, join Bertec and 360 Neuro Health for a live webinar on the clinical use of computerized dynamic posturography (CDP). Presented by Shelly Massingale, PT, MPT, the goal of this event is to provide you with the information you need to better design specific and targeted treatment plans for optimizing therapy outcomes. It will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 4:30pm CST and has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credits for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers.
Most jobs require the ability to see well in order to perform them effectively. However, there are some careers where vision is of the utmost importance. These professions require near-perfect vision in order for them to be performed effectively. Because of this, regular vision screening is critical to ensuring the job gets done safely and correctly.
Thinking about expanding your testing capabilities to include spirometry? It is a useful, reliable, and easy-to-administer test that is great for detecting early change and progression of respiratory diseases that could be caused by conditions in the work environment. However, getting started with spirometry isn’t as easy as simply buying the equipment and testing.
A few decades back, audiometer manufacturers started embracing microprocessor technology. Since then, smart phones, tablets, and wireless internet have emerged, ultimately leading to the advent of tablet audiometers. Manufacturers of these devices claim that they are clinically validated, ANSI and ISO compliant, NOAH certified, and HIPAA compliant. These devices, without a doubt, are easy to use, affordable, and innovative. However, can they compare to conventional hearing testing systems using microprocessor audiometers, electro-acoustic simulators, and noise-attenuating sound booths?
Life is noisy. Whether you’re just walking down the street or working on your house, you can be exposed to hazardous noise levels at any time of the day. According to the Center for Disease Control, noise above 85 dB over a prolonged period of time may start to damage your hearing and loud noise above 120 dB can cause immediate harm to your ears.
The GSI AudioStar Pro is better than ever! This industry leading audiometer now comes with new features and increased speed including centering VRA, independent monitor speaker, and improved audiogram table view. The below video provides a comprehensive overview of these improvements.