PITTSBURGH, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com), manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide to test for vestibular and neurological conditions, said today that it co-presented two research studies at this week's American Balance Society conference meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The research continues the company's push to expand and refine the clinical testing that can be conducted with its medical equipment in the diagnosis of balance and dizziness conditions. Studies suggest that 50 percent of all individuals suffer from balance and equilibrium conditions during their lifetimes. The elderly are particularly vulnerable as falls can lead to devastating life-threatening consequences.
The first paper for the American Balance Society conference detailed the collection of normative patient data using video oculography (VOG) based eye tracking with a rotational (Barany) chair. The paper -- co-authored by Dr. Alexander Kiderman, NKI's chief technology officer, and Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, a professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at Bloomsburg University – reported on the data collection work at Bloomsburg.
Data was collected for four types of rotational tests: Sinusoidal Harmonic Acceleration (SHA), Step Testing, Visual Enhancement (VVOR) and Visual Suppression (VF).
(Read abstract here.) - link to http://www.neuro-kinetics.com/news_2011abs2.aspx
The second paper focused on comparing static and dynamic tests of Subjective Visual Vertical (SVV) which measure the deviation between a patient's vertical perception and actual gravitational perception. The study addresses a question in the testing for balance and dizziness disorders about whether or not to consider the static SVV results during the dynamic SVV test.
|SOURCE Neuro Kinetics, Inc.|
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