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The software is an intelligent database management program combined with real time data acquisition designed specifically for the rehabilitation market. All testing is documented in real time graphical analysis. The software provides automatic calculation of peak and average force values, as well as automatic calculation of coefficient of variation values. Standardized assessment protocols include written and pictorial instructions on the monitor detailing correct testing procedure.

The RS-232 Data Acquisition System

The data acquisition system interfaces between the measurement tools and the computer software. Specially designed outlets allow for all the accessories to plug into the system while also supplying the computer input outlet and power switch.

Interfaced Dual Inclinometers (TROM)

The dual inclinometers consist of two sensors connected with a coiled wire. The smaller of the two sensors is referred to as the remote sensor. The larger sensor is referred to as the master sensor. The dual inclinometers are used to quickly and accurately assess spinal ranges of motion as well as other extremity ranges of motion. Automatic comparisons can be made to American Medical Association published norms.

Computer Interfaced Goniometer

The goniometer is used to quickly and accurately assess extremity range of motion. Automatic comparisons can be made to AMA normative values. The integrated goniometer is used to perform range of motion evaluations, including impairment evaluations, baselines, onsite, etc. It is self-calibrating and accurate to within one degree. Research has shown that visual evaluation of range of motion has poor intra and inter-rater reliability. These integrated tools substantially improve the accuracy of anatomical range of motion evaluation.

Computer Interfaced Jamar Grip Dynamometer

The grip dynamometer is used to perform the standard grip strength test, the rapid exchange test, as well as the maximum voluntary effort and the modified maximum voluntary effort tests. These tests are used to assess hand grip strength, as well as the patient’s consistency, validity and effort.

Portable Carrying Cases

The portable carrying cases allow the ER System to be moved into multi-site clinics, any work site or used for in home assessments. The hardware for the ER Portable fits in a few carrying cases and packs away neatly when not in use.

Full FCE Report Writer

The FCE report writer, with point and click options to expedite report preparation, takes all information including text and functional data and automatically generates a standardized report. The formatted report uses an easy to read graphical and tabular format and is in full color. The report is customizable to fit the needs of the referral source.

Computer Interfaced Pinch Dynamometer

The pinch dynamometer is used to measure strength in the key, tip and palmar hand positions relative to a population of the patient’s age and sex, using a normative database. It is also very useful for determining the ability to perform tasks involving fine motor movements.

Computer Interfaced Manual Muscle Tester

The manual muscle tester can be used to perform a variety of strength tests such as cervical, upper extremity, lower extremity, etc. This allows the evaluator to objectively document strength in units (i.e., pounds, kilograms) rather than subjectively using a 0 – 5 muscle grading scale.


The algometer is used to determine superficial tenderness. This tool is especially useful when evaluating patients with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, etc. The algometer will allow you to assess the patient’s consistency of self-reports based on a test-retest basis.

Interfaced Workplace (onsite) Force Gauge

Using different attachments, the force gauge can be used to simulate job demands or to measure actual forces required in the workplace.

Wireless Infrared Heart Rate System

The wireless heart rate transmitter provides real-time heart rate tracking for the entire duration of the assessment. It frees the patient to concentrate on their activity without creating physical or functional limitations from being tied to the machine. The heart rate transmitter works in conjunction with the Heart Rate Monitor and come as a set. The Heart Rate Monitor allows for automatic computerized integration of a patient’s heart rate into the documentation software and the automatic integration and interpretation of heart rate values in assessment procedures that require this data. The wireless remote acquisition sensor eliminates any obstruction or limitation of patient movement patterns. The receiver and transmitter have up to a 30 foot working range.

Computerized Impairment Evaluation Software (AMA)

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA) is directly interfaced with the Dual Inclinometers and Goniometer, providing the most accurate measurement of range of motion. The software automatically calculates the impairment rating and provides the necessary protocols for administering the impairment evaluation properly.

Multi User Networking ODES (Optional)

Multi User Networking ODES is capable of networking any number of sites to a central database. This is beneficial since more than one person can access the database for easier and quicker review of patient’s records, reduced time in retrieving and printing reports, speedier claims processing and payment of services. Multiple users can access the same or multiple patients at the same time. Various users can be given different security levels allowing the system administrator to determine access levels. This feature allows for the installation of up to 5 systems.

EPIC Protocols / EPIC Site License and Training (Optional)

The EPIC Lift Capacity Protocol (ELC) is the only peer reviewed dynamic lifting assessment available to functional evaluators. The ELC was developed by Dr. Leonard Matheson, widely regarded as the foremost expert in the area of Functional Capacity Evaluations. The ELC is a series of tests designed to objectively determine an individual’s dynamic lift capabilities. Results from the ELC can be cross-referenced to an individual’s occupational demand to determine employability or to determine alternative employment potential. The EPIC site license is required by any facility wanting to use the EPIC lifting protocol. EPIC Evaluators / Technicians must be trained and certified. The site license includes the training for two people. Certification is a three part process that includes workshop attendance, written examination (must have a 75% to pass) and a practical component made up of 5 test-retests performed on healthy subjects and submitted to EPIC.

NIOSH Protocols (Lifting)

The NIOSH lifting protocol is a standardized static lifting procedure for determining patients demonstrating consistent effort as well as determining a safe starting point for dynamic lift tests.

Handles and Force Pads (Lifting)

These are used in numerous standardized and custom static strength tests. They are made from high quality metal and are painted in a thick scratch resistant coat and/or receive a hard chrome finish. The handgrip areas are covered with a high grade of non-slip rubber. Lifts include the leg lift, torso lift, arm and high near lift.

EPIC Spinal Function Sort (Optional)

This tool provides the evaluator with the client’s perceptions of their functional abilities. It is based on the theory that perception of capability both precedes and reflects the development of capability. The EPIC Spinal Function Sort is used with individuals with whole body, lumbar or lower extremity impairments.

EPIC Hand Function Sort (Optional)

The EPIC Hand Function Sort is used with individuals with upper extremity impairments. This tool provides the evaluator with the client’s perceptions of their functional abilities. It is based on the theory that perception of capability both precedes and reflects the development of capability.

Post Offer of Employment Statistics (Optional)

This allows for the objective determination of an employee’s functional ability to perform the essential task demands of his/her occupation. It allows for the identification of any specific functional limitations of an individual as they relate to the essential task demands of his/her occupation-injury risk assessment. It helps to identify any alternative employment opportunities available to an employee within a company for work rotation purposes, modified duties, etc.

Training and Education

A two day training course is available either at Hanoun Medical offices or at a designated facility. The training will demonstrate the use of the ODES software and the Evaluator setup. Areas covered include the efficient use of the software, calibration, various testing procedures, reporting, etc.

Service Contract (Optional)

This includes software updates, hardware service, and toll free number for technical support. Please call for information on fees for service contracts related to optional features.

MTM Based Carrying Protocol Hardware (Optional)

This optional upgrade is available to those customers who have purchased the optional lifting platform. This optional feature will provide the evaluator with an accurate means of testing an individual’s carrying capacity to either function or capacity. MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) is an industrial engineering time-motion standard. Since evaluations are based on a standard rather than a norm, there are no gender, height, weight, age, etc., biases.