Reliability of PostureScreen Mobile
Amazing App Features Supported By Research!
1, 2 or 4 View Posture Analysis
Accurately measure angles and linear distances of posture displacements and documentation for clinical assessments!
Create stunning comparative posture assessments in mere seconds!
Great for Marketing Events
Use QuickScreen for quick express lateral analysis and generate an assessment in less then 10s!
Seated Desk Analysis
Use SitScreen module for accurate and precise seated lateral analysis of your clients to better evaluate work ergonomic environments.
Remote Virtual Client Screenings
Use the client friendly application RemoteScreen to allow virtual assessments of existing and potential new clients and patients! Fast and easy out of office remote virtual assessments are finaly a reality!
SyncScreen Cloud Sync & Backup
Use the SyncScreen HIPAA compliant cloud backup and syncing service to not only backup your database, but also give access to your all your iOS devices a common database..
In-App upgrade to LeanScreen 2D and 3D Body Composition Module to allow accurate photographic anthropometric body composition analysis, Waist Hip Ratio calculation, BMI, BMR, Lean Body Mass.
In-App upgrade to SquatScreen and experience mobile functional movement assessments of your clients. Including Lateral, AP, PA Overhead Squat, Pushup-Plank, and free form video for annotation and goniometric overlay analysis
Report Branding Customization
Use the easy in-app upgrade module for editing your reports to add personalized customization and branding to match your own business.
Prescribe Evidence Based Exercises
PostureScreen users with a WebExercises.com account can now access their exercise content and prescribe anywhere and anytime all through the easy to use exercise menu!
True 3D Mobile Scanning
Using PostureScreen with the Structure Sensor on supported iPads, allows for true 3D full body scanning. Imagine having ability to see a true replica of your client in real 3D, and visualize from any perspective. Easily export 3D models of clients to supported software.
Inter- and intra-rater agreement of static posture analysis using a mobile application.
PURPOSE: To determine the intra- and inter-rater agreement of a mobile application, PostureScreen Mobile® (PSM), that assesses static standing posture.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Three examiners with different levels of experience of assessing posture, one licensed physical therapist and two untrained undergraduate students, performed repeated postural assessments of 10 subjects, fully clothed or minimally clothed, using PSM on two nonconsecutive days. Anterior and right lateral images were captured and seventeen landmarks were identified on them. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) were calculated for each of 13 postural measures to evaluate inter-rater agreement on the first visit (fully or minimally clothed), as well as intra-rater agreement between the first and second visits (minimally clothed).
RESULTS: Eleven postural measures were ultimately analyzed for inter- and intra-rater agreement. Inter-rater agreement was almost perfect (ICC≥0.81) for four measures and substantial (0.60<ICC≤0.80) for three measures during the fully clothed exam. During the minimally clothed exam, inter-rater agreement was almost perfect for four measures and substantial for four measures. Intra-rater agreement between two minimally clothed exams was almost perfect for two measures and substantial for five measures.
CONCLUSION: PSM is a widely available, inexpensive postural screening tool that requires little formal training. To maximize inter- and intra-rater agreement, postural screening using this mobile application should be conducted with subjects wearing minimal clothing. Assessing static standing posture via PSM gives repeatable measures for anatomical landmarks that were found to have substantial or almost perfect agreement. Our data also suggest that this technology may also be useful for diagnosing forward head posture.
J Phys Ther Sci. 2016 Dec;28(12):3398-3402.
Rater reliability and construct validity of a mobile application for posture analysis.
PURPOSE Measurement of posture is important for those with a clinical diagnosis as well as researchers aiming to understand the impact of faulty postures on the development of musculoskeletal disorders. A reliable, cost-effective and low tech posture measure may be beneficial for research and clinical applications. The purpose of this study was to determine rater reliability and construct validity of a posture screening mobile application in healthy young adults.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Pictures of subjects were taken in three standing positions. Two raters independently digitized the static standing posture image twice. The app calculated posture variables, including sagittal and coronal plane translations and angulations. Intra- and inter-rater reliability were calculated using the appropriate ICC models for complete agreement. Construct validity was determined through comparison of known groups using repeated measures ANOVA.
RESULTS: Intra-rater reliability ranged from 0.71 to 0.99. Inter-rater reliability was good to excellent for all translations. ICCs were stronger for translations versus angulations. The construct validity analysis found that the app was able to detect the change in the four variables selected.
CONCLUSION: The PostureScreen mobile application has demonstrated strong rater reliability and preliminary evidence of construct validity. This application may have utility in clinical and research settings.
J Phys Ther Sci. 2018 Jan;30(1):31-36
PostureScreen as an Outcome Assessment Tool
Is PostureScreen® Mobile app an accurate tool for dentists to evaluate the correlation between malocclusion and posture?
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether PostureScreen® Mobile app is a useful, simple tool that is accessible for dentists to evaluate the correlation between malocclusion and posture.
METHODS: Twenty-nine subjects underwent static and dynamic dental occlusion examinations and a postural exam with PostureScreen® Mobile app, a photographic method. The subjects were divided into groups depending on their static and dynamic occlusion features. The postural parameters were then compared between these groups.
RESULTS: Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) for some postural parameters were obtained for Angle Class 1 vs. 2 and 3 and for the passive interference group and active premature contacts group during left lateral movement. There were no statistically significant differences regarding protrusion and right lateral movement.
DISCUSSION: Dental occlusion anomalies and posture pathological modifications can be inter-related. PostureScreen® Mobile app might represent a useful tool in the early diagnosis of dental occlusion pathology.
Cranio. 2018 Sep 10:1-7.
Vertebral Malalignment among Male Dentists with Work-related Musculoskeletal Pain in the United Arab Emirates.
AIM: Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is a highly prevalent and debilitating disorder among dentists, often leading to early retirement. Poor ergonomics in the dental practice not only causes MSP, but can also lead to postural deviations as a result of an imbalance in muscle function. The aim of this study was to observe the relationship between MSP and vertebral deviations among male dentists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 male dentists participated in this cross-sectional study. Standardized Nordic questionnaire (SNQ) was used to record MSP and PostureScreen Mobile® (PSM) application was used to observe postural deviations in the vertebral regions, including the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, and hips.
RESULTS: About 83% of participants were suffering from MSP, with the lower back as the most commonly reported region (29%). The pain characteristics reported were chronicity (63%) and dullness (72%). As for postural deviations, the most common site recorded was the neck region (72%). The correlation between the regions of deviation and the regions of pain showed that the shoulder region was more significant than other regions.
CONCLUSION: Musculoskeletal pain and vertebral malalignment are common among practicing dentists, probably because of bad postural habits and lack of awareness. Preventive strategies to minimize the risk of developing these health problems are highly recommended.
CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Work-related MSP (WRMSP) is a significant health problem among dentists and may be linked to the later development of vertebral deviations. Posture screen analysis is a quick, yet objective postural and movement screening tool in which findings can quickly be rendered to prospective dentists, so that custom postural and functional exercises may be correctly practiced.
J Contemp Dent Pract. 2018 Jul 1;19(7):773-777.
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