What kind of data does it give?
In this version it provides maximum and minimum angles of the joints of the hand as well as real time tracking. It takes seconds to complete the test.
What problem does it solve?
Currently, the only way to obtain this values is to have someone measure each joint with a device called goniometer, that is similar to a transposer. It takes a lot of time, can be uncomfortable to the patient and cannot be performed if the patient has open wounds. It is also not very accurate since it is operator dependant and measuring any finger joint besides the edges can be cumbersome.
This procedure can be billed under cpt codes 95831 and 90901. It is usually the Occupational therapist that does it.
Once you have the software and device you can use as many times as you need and there is no waste since nothing touches the patient.
Who uses this data?
Hand surgeons (orthopedics, plastics, general surgeons).
Rheumatologist (the efficacy of some drugs is measured by the change in range of motion of the joints of the hand)
Being easy to use and universal, we hope this could become a requirement from insurances prior to approving therapies or surgeries.