Neurothesiometer

The Neurothesiometer is used for the determination of vibration sensitivity threshold at any desired site on the body surface.

Sensitivity decreases naturally with age but a number of medical conditions can be related to abnormal deterioration.

Applications:
  •  Monitoring the progress of peripheral neuropathy which is associated with Diabetes.
  •  Observation of the reduction of vibration sensitivity in connection with other diseases.
  •  Routine recording of threshold sensitivity during chiropody leading to early diagnosis of disease or to susceptibility to conditions such as ulcers.
  •  Range expansion: The voltage applied to the vibrator is adjusted by a rotary knob. The range may be switched to Normal = 0 to 50 volts/0-250 microns AND Expanded = 0 to 25 volts/0-62.5 microns.
  •  Ten memories which may be reviewed by switching from Store to Review. Advance Memory scrolls through all ten in turn.

Manufactured under BS 5750 Part 2 QAS34/51 (equivalent to ISO 9002 and EN29002). Conforms to BS 5724 Pt1 and medical standard IEC 601-1.

Mete, T. et al., 2013. Comparison of Efficiencies of Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument, Neurothesiometer, and Electromyography for Diagnosis of Diabetic Neuropathy. International Journal of Endocrinology, Volume 2013, pp. 1-7. – http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/specialissues/503486.pdf

 

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