The Stancealyzer presents information on how the body deals with the force of gravity. This information is useful for many Manual Therapy modalities (Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Pilates) and also for activities like Martial Arts, Dance, and Sports training. It is essentially a Digital Scale, however, the readings are presented as percentages of the total rather than as weight. Front/back percentages for each foot are also represented. The values are stored so that after some therapeutic or training intervention an additional set of values can be captured to validate by comparison the efficacy of the intervention.
Before using download the “STANCEALYZER” app from the Apple Store. (App release set for June 2020)
NB: This product is a reconfiguration of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board. The Balance Board has been modified from its original configuration, voiding all manufacturer’s warranties. It is guaranteed against defect by this remanufacturer for 12 months from the purchase date.
Please use reasonable caution stepping onto and off of the board.
The Balance Board uses a LiPo Battery and is charged using a standard heavy-duty USB charger. Battery life is ~20 hours, so if the board is used all day, it should be recharged every night (The Bluetooth/iPhone connection is quite energy-intensive). Also, like many Bluetooth enabled devices, the Balance Board will require recharging if it has not been used for a while. The board can be used while plugged into a USB charger. The charging port is under the cover on the bottom of the unit. Use the included USB charging port and cable.
USING THE STANCEALYZER
Step 1: Wake up the board with the large centrally located button. The blue LED should turn on indicating that the board is active and ready to talk to the iPhone.
Step 2: Launch the app “Stancealyzer”. You should see a selection “Adafruit BLE”. Click on this and the app is launched and ready to use. If you do not see this selection, and the Board is charged, or charging, press the red “Sync” button under the same cover as the charging port on the bottom of the board.
Step 3: Calibrate the Board. Without any weight on the Board, press the calibrate button once. The “CALIBRATE” button should then read “–0–“. (After you have used the board a few times these first three steps take just a few seconds.)
Step 4: Have the client stand on the board and settle for a moment into what they experience as their most balanced posture. When they are ready, press the “FIRST MEASUREMENT” button. Values should show as percentages of weight on each foot and total weight. (Click on above image to see an example)
Step 5: Perform some therapeutic or training modality. The section on “Interpreting the Results” has some guidelines, but the results are significant for many therapeutic modalities.
Step 6: Have the client repeat Step 4 and press the “SECOND MEASUREMENT” button. You now have a set of before and after balance readings for your therapeutic modality.
NB: If the time between before and after readings is greater than two hours, step onto the board momentarily before that point, and the Board will remain active for two hours from then. After two hours the board will enter a low power mode which requires restarting, loosing the acquired data.
INTERPRETING THE RESULTS
Results of the test can be interpreted using these guidelines:
INTERPRETING THE RESULTS
and an overview of how to understanding the involved biomechanics can be found here:
General description of the product for which these specific instructions are written:
STANCEALYZER PRODUCT DESCRIPTION