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WHAT VERT MEASURES
 

The accurate measurement of human performance is important in evaluating movement. Accurate and calibrated equipment is essential for the clinician in his analysis of the movement.

The essential of movement analysis includes the following parameters:

POSITION: The location of the limb segment in space.
Range of Motion, Velocity, and Acceleration: These values are dependent upon accurate position information. Range of motion is total position change; velocity is the rate of that change, acceleration is the rate of velocity change. These are computed values based upon the position information.

FORCE: An external influence of pulling or pushing action, which causes movement to occur. An exercise system must be dynamically calibrated to provide meaningful information in pounds, kilograms or newtons. A known force must be applied to the system and its effect upon the measuring device tabulated. Once a broad range of loads has been applied on the system and measured dynamically, a force calibration value is achieved. This calibrated information is stored in the computer memory to allow calculation of the subject kinetics.

WEIGHT: Gravity exerts a force upon all objects, which results in that object having weight. Because gravity acts exclusively downward, biological motions on systems must consider gravitation. Gravity will act against a vertically upward motion and will aid a vertically downward motion.

The computerized exercise system must account for the gravitational effect. Only a computerized system with a closed loop system can be calibrated for gravitational effect.

TORQUE: A force which causes rotation. Mechanically, torque is the product of the amount of applied force times the perpendicular distance of that force from the axis about which the object will rotate. Torque then is a function both force and distance variables. The calculation of accurate torque must rely on the computer capability of the exercise system.

Position, acceleration and force must be considered in the measurement of dynamic torque.

The common denominator to any movement is that movement is composed of the following parameters: position, range of motion, speed of movement (velocity), acceleration (change in velocity), force, torque, work, power and fatigue. VERT can control these parameters in different modes. Some of the modes are:

  • Diagnostics
  • Velocity Training/Power Training
  • Resistance Training/Fatigue Training
  • Work Training
  • Power Training
  • Fatigue Training

VERT is designed to provide accommodating exercise resistance proportional to the force applied by the exercising user. However, VERT enhances the unique effectiveness and utility of accommodating resistance by providing:

System Versatility

  • Incorporates isokinetics, isotonic and isometric routines separately or in combination.
  • Computerized diagnostics for range of motion, speed and strength.

Establish Special Rehabilitation programs

  • Programs can be tailored specifically to the individual.
  • Automatically adjusts to range of movement, pain, stress and level of exercises.
  • Unique responsiveness to the changes of force; the user is always challenged but never overtaxed.

Monitors and Records Progress

  • Immediate feedback.
  • A variety of color graphs, charts and printouts provide boundless information of the individual's performance.
  • The individual is given direct visual response in real time.

Diagnostic and Testing

  • Muscular/skeletal performance can be diagnosed more rapidly with greater efficiency and at a lower cost.
  • Data is listed instantly on pertinent information including peak velocity, peak force, peak power, peak hold time, delay time, range of motion and many more parameters.

Exercise is Safe and Concise

  • Programs are tailored to individual needs.
  • Adapts to user's physical abilities and/or disabilities.
  • Adjusts as user fatigues.

Accommodating Velocity

  • Varying automatically throughout the range of motion of the exercise to approximate the acceleration characteristics of functional movement patterns.

Movement Specificity

  • Expanding the range of available treatment protocols to include a diversity of exercises simulating activities of daily living.
  • Data Acquisition and reporting system.

Performance Assessment

  • Utilizing a built-in computerized system for a versatile exercise performance.
 
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