SpinalMeter is a diagnostic aid that allows the detection of postural imbalances of the spine and especially of paramorphisms such as scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, as well as calculation of up to three different Cobb angles.
The exam uses no radiation and so it is safe to perform periodic repeated checks and to verify the effectiveness of the chosen therapy.
Revolutionary in its kind, unique in the world, SpinalMeter is able to perform a series of biometric measurements with real-time 3D reconstruction of the spinal column, enabling medical specialists to make an accurate diagnosis based on objective data and to prevent and / or detect a number of painful symptoms of the patients.
It is this radical change in the diagnostic approach for assessing posture that brought Maestrale Information Technology srl, under the scientific direction of the Department of Sports Medicine - ASL 2 - University of Perugia, to create the SpinalMeter medical device. Its correct use provides all information needed to prescribe a therapy targeted to the specific problem, and allows numerous interconnections with other specialised medical practitioners if indicated by the complexities of the diagnostic process.
The healthcare professional applies markers or selects the predefined anatomical landmarks using the mouse. SpinalMeter, through the images acquired, instantly performs a complete mapping of the body with the 3D reconstruction of the skeletal structure. The software creates the reconstruction based on mathematical (not statistical) models, which allows the processing of the specific clinical case.
The biometric measurements are supplemented by other data that are extremely important for a correct diagnosis, such as the calculation of some angles that are created, the calculation of surfaces, the measurement of Cobb angle(s), lateral and hump evaluation.
It is also possible to make comparisons with previous exams and x-rays.
SpinalMeter is the only medical device able to analyse the spine through mathematical models.
Zero radiation for the practitioner and for the patient. It's possible to perform exams on large groups of people and repeat them as needed on any patient.
The exam takes just a few minutes. The diagnosis is immediate. Corrective measures can be implemented immediately upon results of the SpinalMeter exam.
The SPINALMETER Exam: zero radiation, maximum safety, can be repeated even in closely spaced intervals, an excellent instrument for prevention.
Image acquisition is made using through digital photography, and so without radiation. This feature is an absolute revolution and makes an enormous impact in terms of prevention, allowing the survey and monitoring of large numbers of people in both public and private healthcare facilities, as well as directly in schools, sports centers, etc...
The advantages from the clinical point of view and for public health are enormous, and the cost savings to healthcare systems are significant for causes related to lack of prevention: in Europe, every year more than 600 million working days are lost due to pathologies related to incorrect posture. Cervical and lumbar pains represent the most frequent causes of absence (source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work).
The possibility to perform an unlimited number of image captures also allows healthcare professionals to measure the effectiveness of the corrective measures that have been employed (arch supports, bytes, etc.) and to take immediate actions to re-balance the patient's posture.