Stepscan’s concussion assessment software module records a person’s underfoot pressure and balance statistics as they complete a Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test.
The Balance Error Scoring System is an objective measure of assessing static postural stability that was developed at the University of North Carolina, by researchers and clinicians in the sports medicine division. The BESS consists of 3 tests lasting 20 seconds each, performed on a firm surface and a second time on a piece of medium-density foam, all with the eyes closed, and scored based on the number of errors across trials
The BESS can be used to assess the effects of mild head injury on static postural stability. Information obtained from this clinical balance tool can be used to assist clinicians in making return to play decisions following mild head injury.
The Stepscan concussion assessment module combines the BESS score with other clinically relevant parameters of sway and balance to provide a more finely resolved balance score report.
The module is available as an additional, automated report to both new and existing Stepscan customers.
To review the testing protocol recommended by the University of North Carolina researchers click here.
Features at a Glance:
- Expandable gait measurement platform.
- Non-invasive, patient-friendly assessment.
- Quantitative, easy-to-interpret reports.
- Enhanced time efficiencies.
- Objective, reliable data.
- Reputable: Registered Medical Device.
STEPSCAN® PAD Single tile system that captures the balance/sway of a stationary patient. Measures ability to maintain equilibrium as well as plantar pressure.
Concussion assessment and management; Aging care services such as fall risk assessment.
STEPSCAN® PEDWAY Four-tile system that builds on Pad capabilities by combining detailed plantar pressure foot mapping with full temporal-spatial gait analysis.
USE CASES: Functional Movement Screen; Gait Training; Orthotics Management (Assessment, Fitting, Training).
STEPSCAN® PLATFORM Multi-tile system expandable up to 400 sq. feet in any configuration required.
USE CASE: Easier natural gait analysis for patients with pathologies dramatically affecting locomotion.
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