The Problem: Balance Disorders
- “Dizziness is one of the most common complaints in ambulatory care, accounting for nearly 8 million outpatient visits annually in the United States”
- Balance related falls account for more than one-half of the accidental deaths in the elderly.
- Balance related falls cause over 250,000 hip fractures a year in individuals over 65 years of age.
- The number one complaint by older patients
- The third complaint by all age groups
- 90 million Americans will be affected sometime during their lifetime.
- About one out of ten falls among older adults result in a serious injury that requires hospitalization
- “A new Johns Hopkins research report says emergency room visits for severe dizziness have grown exponentially in recent years, with costs topping $3.9 billion in 2011 and projected to reach $4.4 billion by 2015″
The Unmet Need: Detection, Confirmation and Proper Treatment of Balance Disorders
- Patients are frequently misdiagnosed due to lack of access to accurate diagnostic equipment.
- Even if a clinician can detect the signs of a balance problem they may not be able to determine which particular vestibular or central nervous system disorder is causing the problem.
- When diagnosing balance disorders it can be hard to distinguish central nervous system problems from vestibular problems.
- Children with vestibular disorders are sometimes incorrectly diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, or with psychological problems.
- There is a need for widely available, objective and standardized testing for balance disorders.
The Solution: iVNG balanceback™ System:
- Fast, accurate and quantitative tests that may be used to accurately diagnose balance disorders and dfferentiate between:
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Vestibular Disorders
- Other Balance Disorders
- Evidenced based medicine that aids in accurately detecting, confirming and treating balance disorders.
- Straightforward Clinical interpretation
- Accredited Training (6 CE Credits) included with purchase
- Access to Monthly Webinars with Clinicians
- Voice Commands
- Video Playback of recorded eye movements
- Video Professor
- 39 Standardized Tests
- Ability to create your own Custom Test Templates
- Patented Goggles, providing the most advanced tracking technology.
- iFind™ automates the setup of pupil tracking, saving you time; keeping test time short, quick and accurate.
- The iFind™ function automatically sets the zoom, panning, and crosshair adjustment for most patients
- Patented Goggles are lightweight and designed for easy set up; eliminating the need to adjust knobs; all adjustments are performed on the software during set up for patient and clinician convenience.
- Automatic zoom in/out directly from computer screen for both pupils or individually
- Test both horizontal and vertical channels
ExacTrak™Toolset balanceback™’s proprietary software enhancement results in better eye tracking and fewer re-tests. Features Include:
- Noise filters remove most blinks and handles droopy eye issues (ptosis)
- Record, save, and playback the video sequence
- Analyze the associated test data appearing in a graph on your screen
- Automatically spots and marks nystagmus and interprets results for you on the spot. Allows clinicians to mark their own data if preferred.
Additional balanceback™’s proprietary software enhancements and benefits Include:
- Measure both Horizontal and Vertical Channels
- Dual infrared cameras
- Easy To Use: Software can be controlled by technician by Voice Command, Remote Control, Foot Pedal or with keyboard.
- Easy to administer test with Voice Commanded Patient Instructions
- Cost effective
- Manufactured, Engineered and Designed in the USA
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Fast, accurate and quantitative test that may be used to evaluate patients who present with balance disorders. Including providing definitive data as to the cause of dizziness stemming from:
Central Nervous System Disorders
- Migraine Associated Vertigo
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Meniere’s Disease
- Ototoxic Vestibulopathy
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Acoustic Neuromas
- Meniere’s Disease
- Viral Infections of the inner ear
- Cerebellopontine Angle (CPA)Tumors