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:
A customer of ours recently asked us to undertake an interesting challenge: create a custom KINARM Lab that enabled two KINARM End-Point robots, with Virtual Reality, to interact with each other in real time. The BKIN team was up to the challenge and want to share the result!
The classic Scott KINARM was great, but now it is even better…
Vertical out-of-plane stiffness: 8,500 N/m
End-point in-plane mechanical stiffness: ~16,400 N/m
• Greater Accessibility to the Head: The motors are mounted below the shoulders thus enabling full access to the head. Now you can use TMS – and any other head-mounted peripheral – without having to “squeeze it in”.
• No More Analog: The electronics have been upgraded to all digital communication using the EtherCAT protocol.
• Quiet and Smooth: With EtherCAT, we’ve changed the servo amps, eliminating the audible noise and slight jitter felt with the Classic. Subjects perceive smoother movements.
The NEW KINARM Exoskeleton is now generally available. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and pricing.
Download the KINARM Exoskeleton’s New Look
BKIN will once again be exhibiting at the American Academy of Neurology being held this year in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. We will be in booth 1719. The tradeshow opens with a reception on Monday, April 18th, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm; exhibits continue Tuesday, April 19th to Thursday, April 21st from 11:30 am to 5 pm. We close early Thursday at 3:30pm.
We will have a fully functioning bilateral KINARM End-Point Lab in the booth, giving everyone a chance to try KINARM Standards Tests, our sophisticated brain function assessment protocol.
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver at Booth 1719!
Neuroscience 2015 is just around the corner so we thought we should give a sneak peak of what you might hear about if you visit our booth (#2073):
For KINARM Standard Tests, we are proud to say that an “overall” Task Score will be available for every Standard Task with the release of Dex 3.6. The addition of a “global” score will greatly assist new and long-time users of KST to help them quickly answer the question: “Did my subject pass or fail the task?” Have no fear, all the parameters and analysis are still there; nothing has been taken away. We’ll be happy to share the “math” behind it (can you say “Mahalanobis”?) and we are eager to get your feedback.
Also new to KINARM Standard Tests with Dex 3.6 is the Spasticity and Tone Task. Thanks to the hard work of our customers at Sunnybrook Research Institute, we think this new task for our Exoskeleton Lab users will be a massive improvement over the Modified Ashworth and Tardieu tests. The task will be available for demonstration in our booth at Neuroscience. You can get a peak at the new report here: Spasticity and Tone Task
Lastly, we hope to see you at the Neurorehab Social being held at RIC which we are sponsoring again this year. Further details are listed under the Satellite Events on the SfN website.
Hope to see you there!
Anne, Ian & Duncan
Dexterit-E 3.5.2 has several important bug fixes for usability, stability and maintenance. This is considered a highly recommended update.
Our second KINARM Camp will take place June 7-12, 2015 in Kingston, Ontario, at the shore of beautiful Lake Ontario. If you are interested in securing a spot, please contact Anne as soon as possible. All campers have received their information package and program development is well underway. It promises to be another intense week of advanced training for KINARM users.
American Academy of Neurology 2015, April 20 – 23, Washington, D.C.
Neuroscience 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
International Brain Injury Association 2014
Neural Control of Movement 2011-2015
Chinese Society of Neuroscience 2014
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2011, 2014
American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections 2013, 2014
Canadian Stroke Congress 2011
Canadian Association of Neuroscience 2008
Canadian Society of Biomechanics 2010
Dexterit-E 3.5.1 is considered a critical update as it addresses several permissions issues with the Operating System that cause logging files to be written to the wrong location.
For more details please see the release notes.