Vestibular First Adds Improved Infection Control to Low-Cost Dizziness Diagnostic Tool
BROOMALL, Pennsylvania., January 10, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Vestibular First LLC today announced that it has added a new infection control measure to its low-cost, FDA-approved tool to diagnose dizziness, imbalance and vertigo, which affects more than 10 million people. ‘American adults. The enhanced Insight Pro infrared video glasses will be available in March.
Insight Pro is designed to help practicing clinicians in physiotherapy, otolaryngology, audiology, functional neurology, occupational therapy, athletic training and neuro-otology visualize a patient’s eyes to see movements unseen in the light of the room. . Eye movements are key information in understanding why a given patient may have dizziness and balance disturbances such as vertigo, said the co-founder of Vestibular First. Patrick esmonde.
Many people with balance disorders are misjudged.
“Clinicians miss 60% of abnormal eye movements in room light alone,” Esmonde said. “Our infrared glasses give clinicians additional information that they could not have obtained from their observations. Without infrared glasses, it is only an educated guess in diagnosing patients.”
Balance disorders like dizziness and lightheadedness can interfere with a patient’s daily activities and can often be debilitating.
“We want patients to be diagnosed as quickly and accurately as possible and at a low cost to clinicians,” said Esmonde.
Insight Pro’s durable silicone pad can now be easily replaced with a new disposable pad, which helps with infection control – an important consideration during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With COVID and other infections of concern showing a prevalence, it is exciting to see improvements in the design and engineering that can maximize the safety of patients and healthcare providers, hospitals and clinics. rehabilitation facilities to outpatient care facilities, ”said Vestibular’s first co-founder. Helene Esmonde, PT, DPT, NCS.
Vestibular First has also updated the tool’s smart camera to automatically turn off when not engaged with software, reducing the overall power consumption of the product.
Additionally, the company has redesigned the video eyewear carrying case for easier storage and transport.
Insight Pro provides clinicians with a portable, compatible product that works with basic computers, standard operating systems, and open source software, while reducing costs.
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