BW100 Evaluation Tool Kit

The Balance Evaluation Tool Kit (BET) consists of an adjustable vest; rigid orthotic; three pounds worth of weights, divided into quarter and half pound increments; manual; marker and tape measure. The garment and weights are covered by hook and loop fabric, allowing weight placement anywhere on the device. This patent pending device contains indicator marks on the garment for use in documentation and repeat application of the weights.

Application

For use by a professional trained in Balance-Based Torso-Weighting® to determine whether the addition of supplemental sensory information is of benefit to the patient when used with the BW300 Device. Click here to view our BalanceWear® Measuring Guide video.

Patient Size

Evaluation device adjusts to fit patients within the following ranges:

Height 58 in. — 76 in.

Waist 25 in. — 52 in.

Indications

This proprioceptive supplemental sensory device is intended to stabilize the torso to control center of gravity control over the base of support during sitting or standing and with dynamic activities such as walking, turning, during exercise and running. It is intended to improve postural control, reduce leaning, and the possibility of falls without restricting body movement or ability, including patients with:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Head Trauma
  • Brain Surgery
  • Elderly
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ataxia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dizziness

Clinical judgement required if this device is being used by people with conditions that could be compromised by compression, including those with:

  • Cardiac or respiratory conditions
  • Trunk wounds
  • Ostomy or Colostomy
  • G-Tubes
  • Recent surgical incisions unless authorized by physican

Warnings

  • Always monitor the patient while wearing the device prior to distribution.
  • Patients who do not show immediate improvement or who become more unsteady should not be given a device for home use.