Here’s another recipient of 2006 Frost & Sullivan awards. Neurometrix, Inc., a Waltham, Mass. based company, is recognised with 2006 Neurological Monitoring Product of Year Awards. Its flagship product is the NC-stat System, a point-of-service neurodiagnostics system designed to distinguish between pain caused by nerve compression and pain from other etiologies. According to Frost & Sullivan, the system “is valued as a cost-effective and integrated method for accessing chronic pain…”
Here’s how it works:
The NC-stat System is designed to perform standard non-invasive nerve conduction testing. The system has three key components that work seamlessly together to accurately and rapidly evaluate peripheral nerve function. This enables physicians to manage patient care more effectively and efficiently – all within the office or clinic setting.
NC-stat Biosensors – single use, nerve specific biosensors integrate transducers with a proprietary gel and a temperature sensor in a configuration that ensures correct placement and accurate results.
NC-stat Monitor – customizes and calibrates the test for each patient, analyzes the response waveforms collected from the biosensor, corrects response for skin surface temperature, displays nerve conduction response parameters (including latency, amplitude, duration, and conduction velocity) in real-time on the LCD screen, and stores data for convenient transmission to the onCall Information System.
NC-stat Docking Station – receives nerve conduction data and waveforms from the monitor and, at the physician’s option, automatically transmits the data to the onCall Information System at NEUROMetrix via any available analog telephone line (such as those used by fascmile machines) in minutes. The monitor can also be remotely upgraded by the docking station, thus ensuring that your system is always up to date with the latest software.
onCall Information System – receives data from docking station and automatically generates a report in real-time that is returned to the physician in minutes via facsimile or email. Report includes nerve conduction data originally displayed by monitor, response waveforms, comparison to reference data, and summary data. Nerve conduction data is archived for sequential testing and trending.