AlgoMed

Computerized Pressure Algometer

The AlgoMed – Computerized Pressure Algometer is the first software-based computerized Algometer to offer real-time visual & auditory feedback to control & monitor applied pressure rates.

 Algometers are designed to quantify and document levels of tenderness via pressure threshold measurement and pain sensitivity via pain tolerance measurement. Pressure algometry is a reliable measure of pain in muscle, joints, tendons, and ligaments.

The challenge in performing algometry tests is to apply continuous pressure at a constant rate on the patient selected body site without having the possibility to monitor it in real time.

Medoc’s new AlgoMed provides clinical researchers with a new tool for protocols requiring precise pressure pain data. In clinical practice, the AlgoMed quantifies pressure response in the evaluation of various pain conditions (such as Muscle Pain Syndrom & Fibromyalgia). AlgoMed also offers a convenient method for monitoring treatment effectiveness.

AlgoMed enables the user to perform various pressure test paradigms which can be utilized for a wide range of pressure pain measures, such as pressure pain threshold, pressure pain tolerance, Temporal Summation (TS) and CPM (Conditioned Pain Modulation) also referred to as DNIC (Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Control).

 Thanks to Medoc’s unique software, physicians are able to monitor the test while receiving real time visual and auditory feedback on their PC. The AlgoMed ergonomic handle allows the operator to easily grip the Algometer and apply imbedded pressure. The easy-to-use software allows easy management of patients, programs and test results. The AlgoMed software offers body site selection and includes normative data for selected body sites. Results can be displayed in customizable color reports or exported to Excel for further analysis.

Your patient can stop the test at any time by clicking the Patient Response Unit. Alternatively, the operator can stop the test by simply removing the AlgoMed from the patient selected body site.

The calibration verification weight, which is included in the AlgoMed package, enables periodical calibration verification, assuring the accuracy of test results.

The AlgoMed is available as a stand-alone unit or as an accessory to Medoc’s PATHWAY System.

Key AlgoMed features:

  • Real-time visual & auditory feedback
  • Available as Stand-alone product or as an add-on to the PATHWAY System
  • Comprehensive test statistics
  • Body site selection
  • Customizable outcome-based color graphic reports
  • Calibration verification weight
  • Normative data presentation*
  • Ramp & hold protocol