Stand- and Balanceanalysis with STABLE

Background
Clinical scales, in addition to tests of stance and reach, are often used to rate balance performance. Functional assessments of this type have the advantage that they can be quickly applied and rarely require expensive equipment but they often lack a more detailed rating of impairment. By contrast, posturography is used to measure and quantify postural sway by assessing COP deflections. Force platforms are the gold standard for posture assessment as they exceed many other techniques concerning reliability and simplicity of their design. Recently Clark and coworkers compared COP-data obtained with a Wii Balance Board with a laboratory-grade force platform and reported a high test- retest reliability of the Wii Board for COP assessment in young subjects (Clark et al., 2010).


STABLE is a software that enables you to use commercial force platforms (like the Nintendo Wii Balanceboard©) to assess standing balance.

STABLE Features
- Output: 50Hz
- Live Monitoring
- Live Zooming to detect even minimal deflections
- Wireless Connection to Forceplatform (Bluetooth)
- Create individual trials using different parameters
- provides length of path [mm] and centre of pressure
- provides scaleable svg graphics and jpg / png
- Live COP Calibration
- taskfree application, therefore compatible to clinical assessments like functional reach, Romberg, Tinetti, etc.)


STABLE provides the following data
- Metadata (e.g. date and time of assessment)
- age, gender, height, weight, shoe size
- raw data for each sensor
- Timestamp
- recording time (for each trial) [s]
- Length of Path [mm]
- COP Offset
- COP deflection [mm]
- COP velocity [mm/s]
- confidence ellipses
- COP variance anterior/posterior [mm]
- COP variance medio/lateral [mm]
- Deflection in vertical direction [acceleration] (optional)
- individual remarks made during the recording
- PDF report (
optional)

System requirements
- Bluetooth (inbuild or via USB-Stick)
- Microsoft Windows 7© or Windows 8©




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STABLE - Dynamic

allows dynamic posturography using the Stabilisator Therapy (Pedalo©). STABLE - Module "G" recommended!
STABLE posturographie
STABLE posturographie
Reliability
Literatur

Kalisch T & Kattenstroth JC, Noth S, Tegenthoff M, Dinse HR (2011) | Journal of Aging Research doi:10.4061/2011/160490
Rapid assessment of age-related differences in standing balance [download pdf]


Clark RA, Bryant AL, Pua Y, McCrory O, Bennel K, Hunt M | Gait and Posture, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 307 - 3010, 2010
Validity and reability of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board for assessment of standing balance


Kalisch T, Kattenstroth JC, Noth S, Tegenthoff M, Dinse HR | Neurologie & Rehabilitation 2009, Suppl. 1/2009, P2-11.
Computergestützte Stand- und Balanceanalyse


Koslucher F, Wade MG, Nelson B, Lim K, Chen FC, Stoffregen TA | Gait and Posture, vol. 36, pp. 605 - 608, 2012
Nintendo Wii Balance Board is sensitive to effects of visual tasks on standing sway in healthy elderly adults


Yamamoto K, Matsuzawa M | Gait and Posture, 2013
Validity of a jump training apparatus using Wii Balance Board


Huurnink A, Fransz DP, Kingma I, Diee ̈n JH | Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 46, pp. 1392 - 1395, 2013
Comparison of a laboratory grade force platform with a Nintendo Wii Balance Board on measurement of postural control in single-leg stance balance tasks


Holmes JD, Jenkins ME, Johnson AM, Hunt MA, Clark RA | Clin Rehabil. 2013 Apr;27(4):361-6. doi: 10.1177/0269215512458684. Epub 2012 Sep 7.
Validity of the Nintendo Wii® balance board for the assessment of standing balance in Parkinson's disease.
These findings suggest that the WBB (Nintendo Wii Balanceboard) is a valid tool for assessing standing balance. Given that the WBB (Nintendo Wii Balanceboard) is portable, widely available and a fraction of the cost of a FP, it could provide the average clinician with a standing balance assessment tool suitable for the clinical setting.
Clark et al., Gait and Posture, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 307 - 3010, 2010
The present findings demonstrate that WBB is sufficiently accurate in quantifying CoP trajectory, and overall amplitude and velocity during single-leg stance balance tasks.
Huurnink et al., Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 46, pp. 1392 - 1395, 2013
In conclusion, WBB provides nearly comparable data to those of a FP when assessing jumping force. Many physical therapists, trainers, sports coaches and athletes require the device that can measure a GRF easily.
Yamamoto et al., Gait and Posture, 2013
The results indicate that the WBB is sensitive to subtle variations in both the magnitude and dynamics of body sway that are related to variations in visual tasks engaged in during stance. The WBB is an inexpensive, reliable technology that can be used to evaluate subtle characteristics of body sway in large or widely dispersed samples.
Koslucher et al., Gait and Posture, vol. 36, pp. 605 - 608, 2012
STABLE was developed for scientific research only! STABLE provides reliable data allowing for pre / post analysis. However, do not use for medical diagnostics without consulting an physician! Contact us for further information

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