BKIN has successfully renewed their ISO 13485 certification for another three year period. With this re-certification we were also able to transition to the latest 2016 standard – representing the best practice in quality management system implementation for manufacturers of medical devices.
Long-time KINARM Lab user, Dr. Sean Dukelow, spoke at the International Neurorehabilitation Symposium in London, UK last week. INRS was one of four conferences that bound together for the biennial installment of RehabWeek. In his session, he described his research related to identifying and quantifying neurological impairments from stroke, concussion, CP and other disorders. He spoke of his long-term longitudinal study monitoring outcomes from over 100 subjects with stroke. Over the 6 month period he noted clear differences between early responders, late responders and non-responders. His results highlight the need for more sensitive, targeted identification of sensory and motor deficits to optimize rehabilitation after stroke. Further he has noted that the trajectory of recovery for some individuals with mild to moderate stroke may be much longer than previously considered. underlined the need for better characterization of impairments post stroke (Semrau, et al, 2015).
Semrau, J.A., Herter, T.M., Scott, S.H., Dukelow, S.P. (2015) Examining Differences in Patterns of Sensory and Motor Recovery After Stroke With Robotics Stroke 2015 Dec; DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.010750
• Ball on Bar task has been updated to allow the operator to command the task to move
the subject’s arms to the starting targets.
• Arm position matching, Ball on Bar, and Spatial Span tasks have all had force limits
imposed in order to avoid motor overheating issues. A review of our normal control data
shows that the force limits chosen should have negligible effect (for Ball on Bar, ~2% of
normal subjects would have been affected for ~2% of the task duration; for Arm
Position Matching, ~4% of normal subjects would have been affected, typically for a
single trial; for Spatial Span 0% of normal subjects would have been affected)
Please see our release notes for a complete list of changes and fixes. Before upgrading, please be sure to read the section on “Considerations for upgrading from Dexterit-E 3.5 to 3.6“.
24-Mar-17 Update: Regrettably we are now full for KINARM Camp 2017. If you would like your name placed on a waiting list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BKIN Technologies is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for its 4th annual KINARM Camp. It will be held from the evening of Sunday, June 4, 2017 to Friday Night, June 9, 2017 in Kingston, Ontario.
The objective of the Camp is to provide focused training on Custom Task development for KINARM Labs. The five day agenda is tailored to Basic Researchers and will provide hands-on learning on the use of MATLAB Simulink and Stateflow to develop Custom Task Programs for the KINARM Lab. New users, graduate students, and post docs are all invited to attend. Clinical researchers with an interest in Custom Task development are also welcome.
Attendance is limited to 12 registrants, so please complete the KINARM Camp Registration Form to hold your spot. If you’re awaiting approvals, please complete the form nonetheless and note that your attendance is tentative.
AAN will be our first trade show in the Boston area, presenting a great opportunity for clinician scientists in the Boston area to try KINARM Standard Tests.
We look forward to welcoming you to booth #128 !
Neuroscience is a week away and Ian, Duncan and Anne are travelling to San Diego to answer your tough questions and give demonstrations of our KINARM End-Point Lab, KINARM Exoskeleton Lab and KINARM Gaze-Tracker. The high demand for our new Exoskeleton Lab means that the KINARM Classic will have to stand-in for demonstration purposes. Customer needs always come first! Send Anne a note if you want to pre-book your visit to avoid a wait!
Just in time for Neuroscience 2016 we are pleased to release Dexterit-E Explorer version 1.3.
There are a number of new features:
- the ability to analyze data and create reports from KINARM Standard Test exam files;
- the ability to view the Task Protocol that ws used during an exam
- you need to use Dex 3.6.1 or later to collect the data – sorry!
- the ability to edit Task Protocols (*.DTP) created using Dex 3.4 or later
- the ability to search the Subject database
Complete details are in the Release Notes.
Anyone can download Dexterit-E Explorer from our website; no user login is required!
Dexterit-E 3.6 has been a monumental effort for the team at BKIN and we are very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in this “landmark” release.
The camp was held June 5 – 10 , 2016 in Kingston, Ontario on the beautiful campus of Queen’s University.
Over a period of 5 days, 12 Campers from 10 different sites, received in-depth training on Custom Task development for KINARM Labs.
Here’s what this year’s campers said about Camp: