The scolioscreen device scores highly in a critical review of scoliosis screening tools

Posted on 05/21/15

In a systematic review article which sought to evaluate the reliability and validity of postural asymmetry measurements in scoliotic patients, the Scolioscreen device showed strong levels of evidence. This supports the notion that the Scolioscreen device is an accurate tool to screen for spinal deformities. This review paper was published in the European Spine Journal. Read more….

Another study published on Scolioscreen device

Posted on 04/8/15

A new article was published in the Scoliosis journal reporting the accuracy of the Scolioscreen device.  A study conducted at the University of Alberta used angle blocks to evaluate the accuracy and variability of the Scolioscreen device and found them relevant to measure the truck deformation on scoliotic patients. The Scolioscreen APP was employed for this study.   Read the full abstract which was presented at the 10th meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities (IRSSD 2014).

Spinologics wins the ANSYS Hall of Fame competition for its FE simulation capabilities

Posted on 01/8/15

ANSYS Inc., the makers of the leading simulation platform used at Spinologics, has awarded Spinologics with an induction into their Hall of Fame for the advanced use of its computational platform.  The expertise at Spinologics allows for the customized coding of state of the art simulations tailored towards investigation spine pathological studies and the evaluation of medical devices.  Many years of development and validation has positioned Spinologics as a world leaders in the biomechanical analysis and understanding of the spine.  Read more…

Spinologics publishes encouraging results of the Scolioscreen clinical trial

Posted on 07/29/14

The Scolioscreen device was proven in a blinded clinical trial to be accurate and reliable when used by anybody.  More specifically, the published study demonstrated the Scolioscreen-smartphone combination to provide reliable and consistent measures equivalent to the gold standard (Scoliometer used by a spine surgeon) whether it be used by a spine surgeon, a nurse, or a parent.  This entails that an average person may take accurate measurements on their own thus offering an accessible and convenient tool for all to use.  The authors/inventors aspire to encourage the widespread adoption of the Scolioscreen device to further improve the early detection of spinal deformities and, consequently, benefit the patient by offering early treatment methods.

 

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Spinologics Publishes another article on its novel biomechanical spinal model

Posted on 08/12/13

Spinologics’ latest publication is now publicly available.  This article exemplifies some novel capabilities of its proprietary biomechanical model of the spine available for consultation.  A leading advantage of the model is the thorough analyses of surgical maneuvers performed during spinal instrumentation. This capacity enables effective interpretation of spinal implant performance and, consequently, affords a platform to perform product development and optimization.

Spinologics invites all to read the article now.

Spinologics presents at the 20th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques

Posted on 07/9/13

Spinologics will be presenting the results of its clinical trial that explored the accuracy and reliability of the Scolioscreen device used to screen for spinal deformities at the 2013 IMAST congress.  Results comparing a surgeon, nurse, and parent of a scoliotic patient demonstrated the Scolioscreen to be as accurate as the gold standard – regardless of the user.  This suggest that anyone who follows the simple instructions of use can gain valuable insight into ones spinal deformity.

 

Fortier-Tougas, C., Labelle, H., Parent, S., Driscoll, M., and Mac-Thiong, JM*., (2013), Use of the Scolioscreen to support the IPhone when measuring the angle of trunk inclination in scoliosis. Comparison with the IPhone alone and with the Scoliometer, 20th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Vancouver, Canada

Spinologics publishes another innovative study

Posted on 05/29/13

Spinologics Inc. enthusiastically announces that another state of the art study has been accepted for publication in a peer reviewed journal.  This study discusses an in-house spinal finite element model designed to simulate spinal surgery allowing for improved biomechanical understanding.

Study Scolioscreen

Posted on 05/27/13

Spinologics will be presenting the results of a study that blindly compared their proprietary Scolioscreen device to the gold standard which showed an  quivalent performance.

 

Fortier-Tougas, C., Labelle, H., Parent, S., Driscoll, M., and Mac-Thiong, JM*., (2013), Use of the Scolioscreen to support the IPhone when measuring the angle of trunk inclination in scoliosis. Comparison with the IPhone alone and with the Scoliometer, 20th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Vancouver, Canada.

Innovative study

Posted on 05/27/13

Spinologics publishes its innovative study evaluating biomechanical performance pedicle screws during surgery.  This novel modeling and evaluation allows for a streamlined interpretation of new pedicle screws constructs.

 

Driscoll, M., Mac-Thiong, J-M., Labelle, H., Slivka, M., Stad, S., and Parent, S. (2013) Biomechanical assessment of reduction forces measured during scoliotic instrumentation using two different screw designs. Spine Deformity Journal, 1: 94-101.

 

http://www.spine-deformity.org/article/S2212-134X(13)00005-1/abstract

IMAST

Posted on 05/27/13

Spinologics proud to present at the 19th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) the results of its biomechanical evaluation of screw pull out forces evaluated during spinal surgery using its in-house computational model.

 

Driscoll, M., Mac-Thiong, JM., Labelle, H., Slivka, M., Stad, S., and Parent, S.*, (2012), Biomechanical Assessment of Favored Angle Screws with Reduction Tabs and Polyaxial Screws during Scoliosis Correction, 19th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Istanbul, Turkey.