The early detection of defects in motor skill development in infants is critical to the administration of physical therapy to allow for proper future development. Evaluation of these motor skills are currently determined by subjective observation by clinicians. Although some use of force-plates is used, their limited availability and cost are often prohibitive. Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha have designed an in-expensive, mobile system that evaluates the motor development of infants, by assessing their ability to sit on their own. The device can be transported to the patient's residence, or used in any exam room for the collection of data to determine the presence of motor developmental delays, or
the efficacy of therapy being used to treat a known motor defect. The device allows for an objective determination of the motor development of infants, allowing for more precise treatment leading to an improved patient outcome.
The early detection and treatment of motor developmental delays in infants is critical to future motor skill function. The Balance-O-Gram device allows for an objective evaluation to be performed utilizing an in-expensive, mobile instrument that is easily setup and completely non-invasive in nature.
Features and Benefits
•Provides an objective evaluation
•Mobile and in-expensive device
•Detects subtle defects in motor development
•Easy to use
UNeMed currently offers a variety of licensing options and collaborative development opportunities with the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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