The DST Triple Sense combines all three mandatory gait functions –flat-surface walking, climbing stairs and negotiating slopes, with the most advanced pressure mapping technology, providing a comprehensive, evidence based treatment.
It helps diagnose, treat, and study patients’ ambulatory capabilities on neurological, orthopedic, and geriatric rehabilitation.
All you need in one device
For Patience Practice
For All Gait Functions
with Raw Data
Analyzed Data Includes:
Right/left force distribution
Anterior/posterior force distribution
Center of Pressure
Stair usage - ascend/descend height and time
Slope usage - ascend/descend degree and time
Parallel bars – 3 meter walk-time
Bridging the void between the clinic and the lab
The lack of evidence-based measuring tools makes it difficult to justify treatment to insurance companies. This in turn denies patients from maximizing their rehabilitation potential in minimum time. DST Triple Sense bridges the technology void between the clinical and laboratory environments. Clinicians can now implement the most effective treatment for each patient based on hard evidence – without consuming precious lab resources such as time, space, and labor.
Diagnose you patients’ source of impairment, create an accurate treatment plan, and keep track on their progress – all without leaving the clinic!
DST Triple Sense system is the only mechanism which enables gait analysis and diagnosis of movement impairments in all three areas: parallel bars, stairs, and slope. The system provides data regarding uneven weight distribution, step length and time, center of pressure , weight distribution of the foot, and more. The obtained information will help you identify the root cause of patient’s impairment, create an accurate treatment plan, keep track of a patient’s progress, and reveal the risk factors inherent in dangerous situations, such as falls. The bottom line is simple –optimal treatment efficiency, maximum rehabilitation potential, and reduction of rehab costs and duration.
Using real-time biofeedback
Physiotherapists must multi-task, keeping patients safe and motivated while maintaining correct posture, motion and more. The DST Triple Sense puts an end to this struggle by employing visual and auditory biofeedback to help patients regain control and stay motivated during the exercise. Physiotherapists can now guide and secure their patients throughout the course of the exercise without having to worry about its quality or missing compensations.
The benefits of real-time gait biofeedback in rehabilitation has already been proven to encourage significant and clinically relevant improvements (Gelder, 2017; Genthe, 2018). The DST Triple Sense takes these benefits to the next level by providing real-time feedback on patient’s performance in all three functionalities: stairs, slope, and parallel bars.
Allowing patients to track their progress in an accurate and timely manner, and rewarding them accordingly with real-time positive feedback, will increase their motivation and overall commitment to the rehabilitation process.
Clinicians can choose the most relevant movement pattern for their patient to practice and use real-time biofeedback to improve upon it. For example, a clinician can decide to focus on symmetric weight bearing between the legs, and adjust the acceptable asymmetry threshold (in percentages). When the patient rises to the challenge and performs within the thresholds, a positive feedback signal will be heard. If the patient deviates from the decided thresholds, the positive auditory feedback will stop.
The DST Triple Sense real-time biofeedback allows for an efficient do-it-yourself workout program on the part of the patients. The clinician can set a treatment plan for the patient to practice on his own by determining acceptable thresholds for different parameters. This unique capability enhances efficiency and conserves precious time, space, and resources.
Supporting the advancement of gait rehabilitation
The body of research on stairs and slope movement analysis is vast and holds great opportunities. DST Triple Sense is the only instrument in the world to combine all three gait functions with force plate measurement technology, for a full-scale movement analysis.
A truly groundbreaking research opportunity would be the development of metrics for the setting of threshold tests in order to reduce stair-related falls among the elderly. In the USA alone, over 3 million people above the age of 65 fall annually. Nearly 30,000 dies consequently, making this the primary cause of inadvertent morbidity and mortality among this age group (Prevention, 2016). Studies indicate that falls amongst the elderly are the most likely to recur, significantly decreasing quality of life, creating hospital overloads, and costing an average of 30 billion USD per year (Burns ER, 2016; Nevitt MC, 1989). Development of acceptable threshold parameters to reduce falls among the elderly will save lives, money, and resources.
Other research opportunities include an analysis of the correlation between movement patterns occurring during stairs and slope negotiation and their clinical consequences, and the impact of diverse exercise methods over patients’ performances, evaluated with real-time biofeedback.
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