After a test is completed, the outcome of the test can be displayed as a graph by pressing the ‘Plot’ button. This replaces the avatar with a graph showing the historical data analysis for the full range of motion (red) and the key movement plane such as knee flexion (white) for the current test over time. The user can switch between left and right limbs by using the ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ buttons.
The dates on the x axis are other sessions during which the test has been performed. If a different session date is of interest, its results can be restored to the ‘Selected’ fields of the results table by simply clicking on the relevant date.
There are two editable comment fields at the bottom of the screen. The upper is to record details of the test (up to 70 characters) on the printout and the lower field is where the practice/practitioner can record their details.
By pressing ‘Print’ BPMphysio will automatically print to the default printer using the current printer settings. The screen will print out as it appears on the screen e.g. plot or avatar and it is important to ensure that the page orientation of the printer is set up appropriately.
The print function means that the patient can leave with a printout of the results of their therapy session and a graph of their progress. The avatar acts as an aide-memoire of the exercise being performed and the progress chart provides encouragement to the patient to continue with their rehabilitation as they can clearly see and understand the impact of their treatment without having to understand medical terminology.
All personal patient details are encrypted to military standards. Patients/subjects are universally uniquely-identified which enables the consolidation of patient information across multiple devices. All data is saved to a folder, which typically is contained within the ‘My Documents’ folder and can be easily exported into third party Patient Record Systems (PRS) as the format of the data is xml.
By using cloud data services such as Dropbox, subject test results can be easily shared across multiple machines in multiple locations, enabling testing to be carried out at one location and the results reviewed at another.