by: Indian Orthopaedic Research Group • 136
First app to combine Goniometer Readings with basic patient records
Validated and Reliable Tool Based on Scientific Research [Gold Medal Winning App, details below]
-Highly accurate digital Goniometer to measure angles in large joints, small joints and also of spine
-Readings can be recorded with separate profile for each patient to keep a good record to check the sequential improvement in the range of motion at different follow up.
How to Use the App:
Simple steps below detail the use of the app considering we are measuring knee range of motion
Step 1: place the phone on the surface of thigh with 'measure against this edge' touching the surface
Step 2: Click start and measure arm of Goniometer appears and will be sensitive to movement
Step 3: Place the Goniometer on the surface of tibia again with "measure against this edge touching the surface.
Step 4: Click stop and Goniometer reading can be seen. If before clicking stop you wish to move the tibia, the Goniometer can give 'Dynamic readings too.
Step 5: Click 'Save Reading' and panel on saving the records will open, follow the instructions and fill the form.
Step 6: The records can be emailed or saved locally in your phone and follow up readings can be added to particular patient profile.
Detailed Videos of measurements is uploaded on our website http://www.iorg.co.in/2013/05/goniometer-records-mobile-app/
‘Goniometer Records’ not only records the range of motion of all joints but also helps you keep a record of all the readings so you can compare patient’s readings at various visits. Especially for surgeons and therapists who are following up a patient at regular intervals.
Goniometer is based on accelerometer technology and tested for its accuracy by scientific methods with paper published in peer review Journal. It is simple to use and very accurate. It can be used for large joints and also small joints of hand. We have specifically tested this for spine and found it as accurate as a digital goniometer [research under way and first results to be published soon].
Records is based on simple patient record sheet which will be useful in capturing and recording specific data of the patient including demographic and diagnosis along with what treatment schedule. This will help in keeping watchful eyes on the patient’s improvement and also compare the range of motion at sequential intervals of time. Easy to see the improvement in patients range of motion.
Research and Publication
This Mobile App has been subjected to extensive research and is been validated compare to standard instrument of measuring range of motion
Peer Reviewed Articles mentioned below are already published and other are underway for publication.
1. Inter and intra-rater reliability of mobile device goniometer in measuring lumbar flexion range of motion [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24029833]
2. Scientific work based on the goniometer records app Won Gold Medal in Research at Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference in 2013 at Agra [http://ioaconagra.org/images/192//IOACONINPUTS/Journal/Journal_Book3.pdf]
This is app allows free use for 25 readings only with provision for further purchase of the app. For any issue related with the app please write to us at email@example.com