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Neuro Kinetics, Inc. Presenting New Balance & Dizziness Research at American Balance Society Conference


3/4/2011 10:13:37 AM

PITTSBURGH, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) (www.neuro-kinetics.com), manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide to test for vestibular and neurological conditions, said today that it co-presented two research studies at this week's American Balance Society conference meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The research continues the company's push to expand and refine the clinical testing that can be conducted with its medical equipment in the diagnosis of balance and dizziness conditions. Studies suggest that 50 percent of all individuals suffer from balance and equilibrium conditions during their lifetimes. The elderly are particularly vulnerable as falls can lead to devastating life-threatening consequences.

The first paper for the American Balance Society conference detailed the collection of normative patient data using video oculography (VOG) based eye tracking with a rotational (Barany) chair. The paper -- co-authored by Dr. Alexander Kiderman, NKI's chief technology officer, and Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, a professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at Bloomsburg University reported on the data collection work at Bloomsburg.

Data was collected for four types of rotational tests: Sinusoidal Harmonic Acceleration (SHA), Step Testing, Visual Enhancement (VVOR) and Visual Suppression (VF).

(Read abstract here.) - link to http://www.neuro-kinetics.com/news_2011abs2.aspx

The second paper focused on comparing static and dynamic tests of Subjective Visual Vertical (SVV) which measure the deviation between a patient's vertical perception and actual gravitational perception. The study addresses a question in the testing for balance and dizziness disorders about whether or not to consider the static SVV results during the dynamic SVV test.

The paper was co-authored by Dr. Kiderman; along with Dr. Howard Mango and Dr. Cara Makuta, both of the Newport Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute in Newport, California, where the research was conducted.

(Read abstract here.) - link to http://www.neuro-kinetics.com/news_2011abs2.aspx

"We're delighted to be able to offer important new research to the community of balance specialists from around the world," said J. Howison Schroeder, NKI president and CEO. "Great strides are being made in the understanding of balance and equilibrium disorders and we're proud to be a leader in expanding the knowledge base."

ABOUT NEURO KINETICS, INC.

Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) is the world leader in eye-tracking technology and non-invasive neuro-otologic diagnostic testing.

Central to its product mix and technological advances is the premise that the eye is the portal to the brain. Research has shown the detection of abnormal eye reflexes can indicate the presence of more than 200 diseases and medical conditions.

For more than 25 years, NKI has supplied comprehensive neuro-otologic diagnostic tools to audiologists, ENT's, neuro-otologists, neuro-ophthalmologists and neurologists around the globe. The company's patented products include the I-Portal® NOTC (Neuro-Otologic Test Center), I-Portal® VNG (Video Nystagmography) and I-Portal® VOG (Video Oculography), along with related accessories, software, training and support services.

MEDIA CONTACT

John Buckman

Buckman Communications, for Neuro Kinetics, Inc.

+ 1 412-381-2900 or jbuckman@buckman.biz



SOURCE Neuro Kinetics, Inc.



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