‘BPMphysio will revolutionise how we collect movement data in orthopaedics’
‘As orthopaedic surgeons, we often struggle to accurately capture and record our patients’ range of movement, particularly around complex joints. BPMphysio is remarkably easy to use with intuitive software. Never before has such a simple device collected so much genuinely useful data so easily.’ Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Jamie Buchanan, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
A single sensor is attached to the subject using one of the straps provided and the test is started by touching the screen or by pressing the sensor, so that the testing is effectively hands free. This enables the clinician to concentrate on the patient ensuring that the test is performed correctly and with minimal discomfort to the patient, knowing that the data is being automatically recorded.
The specially-designed BPMpro sensors used by BPMphysio have been validated in lab trials against OMCS. BPMpro sensors have a unique combination of soft touch, non-marking polymers impregnated with germ-killing silver ion technology in a compact and wearable form factor. The sensors transmit live motion capture data via a simple connection interface to the device running BPMphysio software, normally within a range of 25-50m. Their battery life is 7 hours of continuous use.
During the test, both the clinician and subject can see the results displayed on a live, animated display (avatar) which is an easy to understand graphical representation of the subject moving showing current and maximum displacement. In this example, the avatar shows the subject’s arm moving as they test the range of their shoulder elevation and extension. The subject’s maximum ranges for passive and active movement are indicated by the solid red (active) and white (passive) lines.
As a test is being performed, the patient can register points of discomfort or restriction by pressing a second connected sensor. These Patient Incident Points (PIPs) are also recorded against the session data for comparative purposes.
The results table is automatically populated with data from the current, previous and selected sessions for comparative purposes.