Recently, Bertec equipment was featured on the national television program PBS NewsHour. The segment was focused on how sensors and rewiring nerves could help prosthetics feel and function like real limbs. For this story, the PBS NewsHour team spent time at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and observed how their talented team is working with veteran amputees to help them feel sensation in their prosthetic limbs.
We are exhibiting at the New York Physical Therapy Association virtual conference this month! Because we are participating in the show, we decided to create a new video highlighting our vestibular and balance assessment equipment offerings.
As a leader in balance assessment and rehab technology, Bertec has a strong expertise on concussion diagnosis and treatment. On October 27, join them as they discuss the advantages of a multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management.
Video head impulse testing (vHIT) is an important technique that essentially helps diagnose reduction in vestibular function in one ear against the other. Using lightweight video goggles to record eye velocity, vHIT allows healthcare professionals to quickly and objectively measure the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) in response to common head movements people experience on a daily basis.
Interested in expanding your knowledge of the vestibular system and learning more about how the body keeps itself balanced during activity? We have the perfect educational opportunity for you!
Knowledge is power, and Interacoustics is empowering you to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in balance technology with a few exciting learning opportunities over the next few months. Learn about how revolutionary technologies can improve patient outcomes, how new test protocols can provide more comprehensive vestibular assessments, and much more.
Bertec COBALT is the ideal balance test for athletes. It is best used as part of a concussion screening and management program. This is because it provides an objective measure of balance control when relying on visual, somatosensory, and vestibular demands. The COBALT protocol includes a unique set of testing conditions that put high demands on the visual and vestibular systems. A traditional static balance test cannot provide this.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption in the brain’s function that is usually caused by a blow to the head or when something pierces the skull and damages brain tissue. In this episode of Listen Up, Michelle Petrak, PH.D., the Director of Clinical Audiology at Interacoustics, and Gail Whitelaw, PH.D., an audiologist and the Director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at The Ohio State University, discuss TBI, how it impacts the auditory and vestibular systems, and how healthcare practitioners can team up to diagnose and treat patients.
On Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 3pm EST, Bertec will host a webinar focused on its revolutionary Bertec Vision Trainer (BVT). Titled Shift Happens, this free educational event will walk you through a case study of a patient with hemianopia from a stroke and discuss how BVT is used for visually induced motion sensitivity.
Bertec continues to innovate in the field of sensory training technology with its revolutionary Bertec Vision Trainer (BVT). Made for testing and training visual-motor coordination and balance skills, the system leverages an impact-resistant touchscreen to offer game-like training that helps improve performance and sensory function. Additionally, balance can be trained and enhanced alongside traditional visual-motor training with Bertec’s medical grade force plate.