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Detect and quantify sensory, motor and cognitive deficits associated with a neurological disorder

KINARM™, a robotic tool first developed by and for neuroscientists studying sensorimotor control, is now available to clinical and rehabilitation researchers studying neurological disease and injury1. BKIN Technologies Ltd. has developed KINARM Standard Tests for the KINARM Assessment Station™. With KINARM Standard Tests, you can start assessing subjects "right out of the box".

Running KINARM Standard Tests is Easy with Dexterit-E Software™

1. Manage Subject Records

  • Enter subject biographical information (e.g. age, sex, height, handedness, etc.)
  • Review test history and reports previously generated

2. Run Standard Tests

3. Generate Reports

Each Standard Task is associated with an analysis and report. Each subject is scored against normative data and deficits are flagged outside of 5/95% normal range. Exportable (PDF, csv) reports can be generated on the fly or at a later time.

KINARM Exoskeleton Assesssment Station™
KINARM End-Point Assessment Station™

 

1Scott, S.H., Dukelow, S.P. (2011) The potential of robots as a next-generation technology for clinical assessment of neurological disorders and upper limb therapy. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 48(4):335-354.

 

 

This product is currently in research and development and is currently available only to researchers with an IRB/ERB approved protocol.

**Intended use
KINARM Standard Tests are intended as research tools to contribute to the understanding of brain function and dysfunction. KINARM Standard Tests are intended to be used on a KINARM Exoskeleton Lab and/or a KINARM End-Point Lab. KINARM Standard Tests do not directly offer a medical diagnosis of any type, nor are KINARM Standard Tests to be used as an assessment tool to assist with diagnosis. A diagnosis of any brain injury or disease can be made only by a qualified physician or psychologist.

**Contraindications
KINARM Standard Tests are not indicated for research subjects who are unable to read at a fifth grade reading level, who do not have adequate cognitive functioning to allow understanding of the task instructions, who do not have visual and/or auditory acuity to permit adequate perception of instructions or task stimuli, and/or who are of an age falling outside of 18-85.

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