The medical industry has a need for a high-tech device that can accurately assist clinicians in their assessment of the mobility status of their patients. The solution provided by The Mobility Monitor Assessment System gives them the tools they need at a cost-effective price.
Currently, gait analysis is the dominant process in the field - normally conducted in research facilities. The typical costs for analysis, ranging from $1500 - $2000, makes it cost-prohibitive for clients and therapy centers. At this price point, health care professionals are left to use subjective testing for evaluation and intervention. This results in higher medical costs, increased re-admission, and longer recovery periods.
At Kaliber Imaging, our goal is to fill the industry gap by introducing an device that collects objective data for assessment at a sales point that is more affordable for both healthcare professionals and the end user.
WISC (Wisconsin Innovation Service Center) assigned a Professional Engineer and Technical Expert with more than 30 years of experience to conduct a Technical Feasibility study in 2010. He concluded that "The Mobility Monitor" is leading-edge technology and appears to fill a much-needed area in the rehabilitation and mobility assessment profession."
Observational gait analysis is, by definition, performed in a clinic or therapy setting to assess the walking pattern of a patient. The MMAS™ replaces subjective, observational information with the reliable data generated by a microprocessor and computer technology.
Computerized gait analysis has the most objective means for quantifying outcome. The process is similar to that used in the animation industry and offers the benefit of detail and precision.
"This idea should be brought to market."
"Leading edge technology."
"Could set the standard for this type of equipment."
"Fills a much needed area in the rehabilitation and mobility assessment field. "
"Compared to other assessment tools, this would be far superior."
~WISC, Wisconsin Innovation Service Center