Computerized Pressure Algometer
The AlgoMed is the first software-based computerized Algometer to offer real-time visual & auditory feedback to control & monitor applied pressure rates.
Algometers are designed to quantify and document levels of tenderness via pressure threshold measurement and pain sensitivity via pain tolerance measurement. Pressure algometry is a reliable measure of pain in muscle, joints, tendons, and ligaments.
The challenge in performing algometry tests is to apply continuous pressure at a constant rate on the patient selected body site without having the possibility to monitor it in real time.
Medoc’s AlgoMed provides clinical researchers with a new tool for protocols requiring precise pressure pain data. In clinical practice, the AlgoMed quantifies pressure response in the evaluation of various pain conditions (such as Muscle Pain Syndrom & Fibromyalgia). AlgoMed also offers a convenient method for monitoring treatment effectiveness.
AlgoMed enables the user to perform various pressure test paradigms which can be utilized for a wide range of pressure pain measures, such as pressure pain threshold, pressure pain tolerance, Temporal Summation (TS) and CPM (Conditioned Pain Modulation) also referred to as DNIC (Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Control).
The AlgoMed is available as a stand-alone unit or as an accessory to Medoc’s PATHWAY System.
Key AlgoMed features:
- Real-time visual & auditory feedback
- Available as Stand-alone product or as an add-on to the PATHWAY System
- Comprehensive test statistics
- Body site selection
- Customizable outcome-based color graphic reports
- Calibration verification weight
- Ramp & hold protocol
Applications of Medoc Products:
- Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST)
- Pain Research
- Clinical Use
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