Health and fitness are particularly important for older Australians. As we age our sensory systems may decline, contributing to poor balance.
Now for the first time healthcare and fitness practitioners can perform a multimetric analysis of a patient’s static balance using a single device.
THE MULTIMETRIC 4 balance testing kit assesses a person’s balance ability, giving four different graphs and scores from four different standing positions: normal, tandem, left leg, right leg.
This ingenious system is designed to aid in the diagnosis of falls risk and health conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions and assist in the treatment of patients after injury (particularly sports injuries), stroke and heart attack.
It can also help older patients age well over time since we know that good balance is associated with good health, reflected in our motto of “Live well longer.”
Since balance is a key indicator of a person’s fitness, the Multimetric Balance Mat can assist medical, allied health and fitness professionals to better manage the health of their clients.
For doctors this advanced testing kit can not only predict who is at heightened risk of falling but aid in rehabilitation, especially with the functionality of being able to measure differences in a person’s standing ability on each leg.
For physiotherapists the system provides accurate and reliable outcome measures for a range of purposes including pre-employment screening, post-injury treatment, exercise rehabilitation and work fitness evaluation.
For fitness practitioners the product can be used to tailor programs to suit the balance improvement needs of clients.
For patients, having their balance assessed by their healthcare or fitness practitioner taps into a worldwide fascination with personal fitness metrics such as body weight, heart rate and number of footsteps taken.
The standard protocol is for the patient to stand comfortably with their eyes open and hands by their side.
Powered by Balancemetrix technology, the system works by sensing and recording the continuous postural adjustments of a person standing on a rubber sensor mat during a sequence of four thirty-second tests.
Balance data is displayed on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer or Android device as a dynamic graph and score. The final graph, score, biodata, health status and relevant notes are captured in the score information system for later use, making THE MULTIMETRIC 4 balance testing kit an ideal outcome measure for medical, allied health and fitness professionals alike.
• Provides a more accurate, richer result than time-based testing alone
• Uses an objective measure to confirm professional judgement based on observation, knowledge and experience
• Gives real-time feedback on balance ability in different standing positions including separate results for each leg
• Identifies balance weaknesses for tailored exercise programs
• Positions the practitioner as a balance expert