NeuroCom International

EQUITEST®

Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)

EquitestDescription
Assessment Protocols
Optional Capabilities
Automated Documentation











Motor Control Test
Motor Control Test
Adaptation Test
Adaptation Test
Moving Surface (Rotate)
Moving Surface (Rotate)
Moving Surround
Moving Surround

Description

The EquiTest® provides objective assessment of balance control and postural stability under dynamic test conditions designed to reflect the challenges of daily life. The EquiTest includes the full battery of tests that comprise Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP). The System provides assessment capabilities on either a stable or unstable support surface and in a stable or dynamic visual environment.

The System utilizes a dynamic 18" x 18" dual forceplate with rotation and translation capabilities to measure the vertical forces exerted by the patient's feet; and a moveable visual surround.

[back to top]

Objective Assessment Protocols

The interactive technology and clinically proven protocols allow the clinician to objectively and systematically manipulate somatosensory and visual information. The precise test data accurately identifies and differentiates underlying sensory and motor impairments, and enhances the ability to diagnose and treat problems of imbalance and postural instability, especially for those patients who previously proved difficult to diagnose.

The EquiTest includes the following standardized assessment protocols:

Sensory Impairments Motor Impairments Functional Limitations
Sensory Organization Test (SOT)

Motor Control Test (MCT)

Adaptation Test (ADT)

Weight Bearing Squat (WBS)

Unilateral Stance (US) )
  • The SOT, MCT and ADT comprise the core battery of tests recognized as Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP), considered the highest standard available for diagnosing the functional impairments underlying balance disorders.

[back to top]

Optional Capabilities

With the optional long (18" x 60") static forceplate, the EquiTest can provide the additional functional assessment and retraining capabilities as included on the Balance Master®.

The Head Shake-Sensory Organization Test (HS-SOT) can be added to the EquiTest for objective identification of abnormalities in the patient's use of vestibular inputs for balance during active head movements.

An EMG option is available, which provides additional stimulus during support surface rotations, and allows the clinician to obtain a detailed analysis of a patient's CNS and motor function. The combination of the MCT and evoked postural responses (PER) help identify the lesions within the central and spinal pathways, and evaluate the functional effectiveness of a patient's postural movements.

Objective quantification of VOR impairment is available with the addition of the optional inVision™ package, which includes the Dynamic Visual Acuity (DVA) and Gaze Stabilization Test (GST) protocols.

[back to top]

Automated Documentation

The System automatically documents all assessments for verification of patient progress and functional outcome. NeuroCom®, a division of Natus® automated reports.

[back to top]