Read about OSMLAB analysis systems

In OSMLAB we work for reproducibility and objectivity of data acquisition, so we apply the most accurate systems currently on the market with the best technologies and always supported by scientific evidence. This section briefly describes each one of these systems and what data provided by each of them.

 

3D PHOTOGRAMMETRY

In OSMLAB we perform motion analysis in 3 dimensions using 12 infrared cameras placed strategically in our Analysis Unit for Body Damage to optimize the caption area, capturing movement with a frequency of up to 250Hz (250 frames per second), through a set of reflective markers at specific anatomical points according to validated scientific guides, thus ensuring the quality of the caption. With this system, we obtain 3D valuation of all the movements of the body segment to analyze.

With our system calibration we are working with an error margins below 1 mm, ensuring high quality and accuracy of the movement caption. Once the body segment to analyze is delimited by sensors, according to validated protocols by the international scientific community (International Society of Biomechanics, ISB), it begins to record the clinical test asking the patient to perform different cycles of movement that the clinician has specified. The registration will be done with two clinical tests, without load and with small load; in this way we simulate more accurately the working environment and the implementation of activities of daily living that we provide information about the degree of dysfunction in the patient.

The data obtained through 3D movement registration to quantify:

  • Coordination intra-articular and active movement patterns
  • Range of motion (ROM)
  • Angular Variations and Velocities
  • Standard deviation and homogeneity of movement (patterns magnification of the pathology, simulation)

 

ISOMETRIC DYNAMOMETRY (DINA) AND SURFACE ELECTROMMYOGRAPHY (SEMG)

The dynamometric analysis using load Cells we perform in OSMLAB allows a quantitative assessment with results in real numerical value, therefore, objective, and reproducible and completely reliable given the subjectivity of the assessments made manually or through manual dynamometers secured by self-professional performing scan.

In addition, in OSMLAB we go one step further and perform the dynamometry simultaneously with the SEMG, thanks to our synchronizer device generated by our own development, obtaining simultaneous and synchronized data of muscle activation generated by the patient combined with maximum isometric effort.

The SEMG offers continuous recording of the myoelectric activity in microvolts of the monitored muscle, potential engines generated by that specific muscles. On this way, by the simultaneous of both tests we get the following data information:

  • Asymmetries in the pattern of muscle activity
  • Maximum patient muscle strength to bilateral isometric efforts
  • Muscle group activation delays and agonist-antagonist imbalances
  • Changes in muscle tone (hypertonic, Hypotonic)
  • Relevant information about the state of muscle excitation

 

POSTUROGRAPHY

Posturography is a method of recording the movements and changes on the body’s center of pressure (COP) over time, allowing the balance assessment of the patient and the impact of vestibular, visual and somatosensory information involved in maintaining postural control.

There are two types of posturography:

  • Computerized dynamic posturography
  • Static posturography

Our protocol of balance analysis and posture control is performed by static Posturography. In the medical-legal and Bodily Damage Valuation framework, our system allows:

  • Quantification of COP displacement during test execution and alterations in the balance of the patient.
  • Functional assessment of patients with balance disorders of multiple etiologies from whiplash to neurological disorders origin, sensory deficits, proprioceptive or mechanical disorders that alter the ability to correct upright position.
  • Quantification of the impact of the vestibular, visual and somatosensory information involved in the maintenance of postural control.
  • Magnification pattern registration of symptoms.
  • Reliable data on the level of stability of the individual results.

 

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