Stabilboard is a board made up of two platforms ( one for the right and one for the left foot) supported by a single base. It is an extremely versatile and easy to carry instrument thanks to its small dimensions and weight, with a height of 28mm only . Stabilboard has a a solid and compact structure made of three
main full aluminium parts manufactured with extremely precise numeric control machines (precision less than 0,01 mm) and protected by a layer of hard oxidation. The printing of the grid is made with a laser without inks.
Stabilboard is provided by 6 load cells , professional strain gauge and a data acquisition card which allows the connection to your laptop via standard USB port. It is possible to set the duration of data acquisition to obtain results comparable to the available literature publications.
Stabiloboard is made according to the new 2015 legislation and is certified medical apparatus class I as per DDM 93/42, with ISO 90001 and ISO 13485 certification.
Stabiloboard permits to test the patient in his/her natural position moving the load cells which detect the weight under the pressure points universally recognized as metatarsus heads of the first, the fifth metatarsus and the calcaneus.
As the patient’s position is not forced, the correct podalic weight is detected obtaining repeatability and very high accuracy of the analysis. The procedure is easy and fast using the grid on the support surfaces.
It is also possible to test the patient or a group of patients in a preset position giving the same instructions for the placement of the feet and using the same reference on the grid drawn on the support surfaces.
It is extremely important the study of the stabilogram and how it is achieved. As well it is essential to avoid any interference like an unnatural position. For this reason the grid on the base of the board doesn’t have pre set positions but leaves the patient free to take his/her natural position. The specialist who makes the analysis only will decide the load points according to the grid. In this way it is ensured the relation between the real load distribution and Kapandji’s rules.
Kapandji’s reference standard point used as standard is the one positioned in the centre of the triangle which vertexes are the foot extremities below the first and the fifth metatarsus, and the calcanius, with 17%, 33% and 50% of the total load of the limb respectively. (Rule of ” 6 ” – IAKapandji ” Physiology Articulate , Lower Limb , chapter V p . 236 ” in reference to the studies of Dr. Dudley Morton , 1935).
The distance between the reference point and the real barycentre of the patient is measured in millimetres: this figure is repeatable in time. Disturbing factors like physiotherapy, bites, orthotics can be measured and compared with a further analysis. This simplifies the detection of pathologies.
GPA software permits to collect in a single database the patient’s medical history, the stabilometric mark acquired with the Stabilboard, the pictures of more projections (taken with specific camera), mobility levels of the cervical section (rotations, bendings/extensions and lateral inclinations) with the cervical ROM both via cable or Bluetooth and the movement analysis thanks to different accelerometers to fix on the body.
It is furthermore possible to digitally store the complete analysis and handover the data to the patient (USB pen drive, email, hardcopy) giving the possibility to conserve it and show it to different specialists involved in order to start a comprehensive examination and to share data and opinions.
The dates are available in Excel format for further use (Matlab, etc).