The system consists of a central structure with platform, a postural analyzer and three picture acquisition devices for a static analysis on the frontal plane, sagittal plane, of the podalic support and back foot, as well as for a dynamic analysis and balance.
It is therefore possible to acquire images in different moments, save and compare them. Measurements can be carried out on each acquired picture, and an identification label could be associated on each type of measurement. Measurements can be saved on the picture itself, recalled in a second moment, shown on a patient report, or even exported for processing.
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.
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