Each BalanSens system contains Windows or Mac software (please specify when ordering), two wireless motion sensors, and two AC chargers (standard US plug). BalanSens software is included with the system and does not need to be purchased separately.
BalanSens software is supported for Windows 7 and newer, as well as Mac OS X versions 10.7 and higher. Minimum system requirements are a 2.8GHz processor and 2GB RAM. BalanSens is not optimized for ultra high resolution displays (e.g., 4k, Apple Retina Display, Quad HD, or WQHD).
BalanSens can be used during any standing balance test including MCTSIB, BESS, single leg stance, tandem stance, and many others.
Yes, both use the same motion sensors.
One BalanSens sensor should be worn on the front of the shin and the other should be worn on the waist, with the sensor located on the back. The label on both sensors should face out. Consult your user’s manual for more information.
The BalanSens motion sensor is not waterproof, though it is designed to withstand typical moisture and sweat encountered during everyday usage.
BalanSens uses MEMS gyroscopes to measure changes in hip and ankle joint angles. These angles and a biomechanical model of the human body are used to determine the position of the center of mass (COM). This innovative approach has been validated against traditional force plate systems. In addition BalanSens is the only system that measures the Reciprocal Compensatory Index, a novel assessment of postural control strategy.
Yes, BalanSens has been validated against force plate balance systems and camera-based motion capture.
The best baseline levels are patient specific and represent a particular patient’s balance prior to an injury. However, this data is not always available, so we have included normative data in the BalanSens software. This allows you to easily and efficiently compare your patient’s results to normal healthy balance.
BalanSens software generates PDF reports that show a patient’s balance test history as well as details of the current balance test. These reports can be included in the patient’s medical records to document improvements in response to therapy.
Balance assessments using BalanSens can be reimbursed under CPT code 97112 (neuromuscular re-education of movement, balance, coordination, kinesthetic sense, posture, and proprioception) and CPT code 97750 (physical performance test). BalanSens can be used to objectively evaluate patients in orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, stroke rehabilitation, prosthetics & orthotics, physical therapy, and many other areas.
All BioSensics products come with a 30-day full satisfaction money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with BalanSens for any reason you can return it for a full refund (not including shipping costs). In addition, BalanSens carries a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and comes with one year of technical support and free software upgrades.