The system consists of a structure with an original stabilometric platform for dynamic and balance analysis as well as two image acquisition devices for the static analysis of the subject in mono bi-podalic support, and the attitude of the back-feet. It is therefore possible to acquire pictures of the subject under examination in different moments, save them and compare them, and measurements can be carried out on each acquired picture.
The stabilometric platform with six load cells, however, allows the patient to a free and natural positioning to detect first of all the body weight, its distribution between the right foot and the left one, and for each foot the distribution also on the three points of reference, the first metatarsal, the fifth metatarsal and heel.
While the person is on the platform, it is also identified the center of gravity and its position compared to the ideal one, as well as the oscillations on the different planes. The possibility to set the duration of the dynamic tests also allows to involve the patient in biofeedback exercises.
The goal is to give evidence of the type of foot and to keep monitored if there is a certain incorrect postural attitude or risk. All information collected by the two integrated static and dynamic analysis systems can be useful to define therapeutic interventions, targeted exercise programs and others corrective actions, also in an interdisciplinary collaboration between specialists.
At the end of the postural examination it is suggestable to provide patient with a report showing results, also in a comparison of data, graphs, and pictures acquired in different moments. In particular for all types of measurements the relative tolerance can be reported, with evidence of whether one or more data collected are out of spectrum. This type of exam is non-invasive, and can therefore be repeated whenever deemed appropriate.
This laboratory for the static analysis of podalic support and back feet, as well as dynamic and balance analysis, can be later integrated to allow static analysis of posture of the whole person. For further information, see the laboratories PL0120 and PL0800.
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