Tekscan Inc releases the new SB Mat system, built to help sports medicine clinicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and researchers simplify objective movement assessments.
The SB Mat system is designed to objectively quantify baseline testing, injury risk assessments, return-to-sport decisions, and strength and conditioning progress from dynamic jump, hop, squat, and lunge tests.
Objective data such as peak forces, bilateral asymmetries, power, and landing profiles is displayed in real time, enabling patients to see the effects of their movements.
In addition, the SB Mat features an active sensing area comparable to two force plates, which reduces the risk of targeting. This means the patient can land anywhere on the mat without having to compromise their form.
“Return-to-sport and injury risk assessments are critical responsibilities borne by sports physicians working with athletes. If an athletic trainer or physical therapist can be aware of asymmetries or areas that might put a player at risk for an injury in advance or indicate a premature return-to-sport, training programs and other remedies can be put in place to rehab or strengthen those areas. The SB Mat provides essential information that sports medicine professionals need to perform their job effectively,” says Peter Gantchev, product manager, Medical division at Tekscan, in a media release from the South Boston-based company.
For more information, visit Tekscan Inc.
[Source(s): Tekscan Inc, PR Newswire]