BPMphysio – clear, live, animated graphics
The software for BPMphysio has been specifically designed to provide live, clear feedback, with the limb under test having a specific screen and the moving element displayed on an avatar. For ease of use it runs on touch screen tablets and PCs as well as standard laptops and incorporates remote activation (via the sensors) of the test, enabling the clinician to focus on the patient.
The test display is split into three sections: an animated test-specific avatar, a results table and a series of control buttons. Current limb position is indicated on the avatar by a moving line and displayed in the box labelled ‘Current’. The area bordered by the dotted yellow line indicates the normal range of movement for an adult.
The maximum angles achieved during the test, both active and passive, are indicated by white and red lines respectively. The current maximum test result is recorded in the box labelled ‘Max’. Upper limbs can be compared at the same time for differential analysis using two sensors.
The comments section underneath the avatar can be used to record specific issues such as a region where pain is observed. The connection status and battery life of the active sensor are shown at the bottom of the screen. The sphere moves to indicate the sensor is active.
The ideal position and required orientation of the BPMpro sensor are indicated on the screen by the orange oval, with the arrow highlighting orientation. The sensor is attached using one of the straps supplied.
The power of an active (not passive) limb, can be assessed against an appropriate resistance method such as a weight or tension band. The results of the test appear in the table and in the box labelled ‘Power’. The resistance method can be manually entered into the table for future reference.
The table displays the results for the current and previous tests sessions for both limbs (where applicable), maximum active (AROM) and passive (PROM) range of movement, total range of movement and power (arms and legs only).