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A Goniometer is a device that measures angles or allows an object to rotate to a specific position. One of its most common uses is measuring a patient's range-of-motion (ROM) for a particular joint. This measurement is used to determine the extent of a patient's joint injury and the expected speed of their recovery.
This goniometer is a basic app that is easy to use.
It Really Does Work Once You Figure It Out
This app really needs instructions on how to use it! It took me a couple of days to figure it out but it does give an accurate reading. Sooooo ..... I've been measuring my knee ROM. I sit in front of a mirror and first hold my iPhone against my thigh and line it up with the angle of my femur (thigh bone), making sure the "measure against this edge is at the bottom of the screen, and press start. Then, I move my iPhone to my tibia (calf bone) and line it up with the angle of my tibia bone, again with the "measure against this edge" at the bottom of the screen, and then press end. Wala! That's how you get a reading! I even took it to PT and the therapist and I got the same reading when she used her own professional gadget.
Half A Star
-has no instruction on how to use. It ticks (as if somebody's snapping his/her fingers telling you to get started) prompting you to press 'START' (or else).
-after lining up the iPhones edge to static limb ie. femur, press start. Then line up the same edge to mobile/dynamic part (ie, tibia), press END. This gives you a fair to good measure of a cadaver's (knee) joint.
-if you have a live patient who can feel pain and has the ability to wiggle off from the starting/resting limb position - use a real goniometer. This app would give a false measure.
THE PRECEDING COULD BE THE ONLY KNOWN INSTRUCTION IN USING THIS APP.
Buy @ your own risk.
Simple and Effective!
As a homecare PT, I hate it when I leave my Goni in the car or a different bag. Well now I'm going to leave it in the trash. This app is exactly what I need. I figure, if goniometric measurements have a 5 degree variability between raters, this is more accurate. Thanks for such a simple and effective Goni app!
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- Category: Medical
- Released: Dec 10, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Roby John
- © Dr. Qaedjohar Dhariwala & Jinfra
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.