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HUMAC Balance mCTSIB Report Now Includes Average Velocity

01/30/2014 - Write My Essay

HUMAC Balance appeals to the Fall Prevention, Orthopedic, Concussion and Research markets. Designing a product that addresses four markets without overwhelming any one of them is a delicate line to walk. This month we added Average Velocity to the HUMAC 2013 mCTSIB Report.

Purpose of the Test
A modified version of the Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (Shumway‐Cook & Horak, 1986) is used to evaluate the patient’s/client’s ability to use different sensory strategies for maintaining upright balance. Although this test cannot distinguish between different sensory system impairments, this test can be used to identify whether the use of sensory information in different sensory environments is normal or abnormal. Test results can be compared to normative values for each patient's age range.

When we released HUMAC Balance the mCTSIB report included one parameter, Stability. In the fall a researcher suggested we add Path Length to the mCTSIB Report. Path Length is the length of line created by tracking the subject's Center of Pressure (COP) during a test. Generally speaking if the Path Length from an initial test to a follow-up test is shortening the subject's balance is improving.

Average Velocity is a parameter we believe all Users will appreciate. Average Velocity is not dependent on direction, rather it is the average speed obtained to go from a starting point to an end point. The average speed along the Path Length. Generally speaking the Average Velocity tends to increase as the subject becomes less stable.

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HUMAC 2013 Balance Software
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