Balance innovation, research & development

By Published On: 23/02/2023
Balance Metrix innovation, research & development high tech picture with medico and lots of light

As a fledgling business, Balance Metrix would be grateful if you could look around this website before you leave and then like us on Facebook too.

That will contribute to the major search engine algorithms finding us. And that, in turn, will hopefully drive us higher in the search engine rankings where we are currently invisible. Would you believe that these simple actions of yours will support the commercialisation of our innovative Australian balance measurement technology!

Who is Balance Metrix?

Balance Metrix is the business that I, Ian Bergman, established in 2022 to market and supply an “innovative and brilliant” TGA-approved medical device called the Balance Mat. That is how Dr Alireza Ahmadvand at Silky Oaks Medical Practice in Brisbane has described the system I developed over many years of trial and error – lots of error unfortunately!

Why does his opinion matter so much to me?

When he works in an academic setting Dr Alireza Ahmadvand is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queensland’s Griffith University. Associate Professor Ahmadvand has long held an interest in how technology can be used to study conditions like diabetes. I am particularly impressed by the zest for life and knowledge displayed on his LinkedIn profile by virtue of this inspirational quote:

Two there are who are never satisfied –

the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.

– Rumi, Persian poet (1207 – 1273 AC)

Only this week “Dr Reza” – as this charming fellow is known by patients and colleagues at the surgery – has reported that testing of two patients on the Balance Mat has helped him to confirm that one needed a referral to a physiotherapist and the other needed a referral to a neurological specialist.

Given that this is the first time a doctor in general practice has used the Balance Mat in this specific way I am thrilled to think that what I’ve dared to dream of happening for so long appears to be coming true. At last!

And now that Associate Professor Dr Alireza Ahmadvand is planning to conduct a multi-disciplinary study using the Balance Mat I can hardly wait for details of this new collaborative research project of his to be announced.

What is the Multimetric Balance Mat?

The Multimetric Balance Mat is a world-first Australian combined hardware/software tool that tests human static balance in four balance testing stances: normal, tandem, left foot and right foot.

Results are sent to a connected computer and shown by a flatlining graph for excellent balance, small oscillations for normal balance and a wildly spiking graph and high score for poor balance.

Any results of concern are flagged (e.g. severe weakness in the tandem stance, major differences in the left- and right-footed stances or heightened falls risk). This gives the healthcare practitioner the opportunity to treat the flagged conditions with an exercise program or other rehabilitation strategy.

Each test only takes 20 seconds to conduct and balance data can be saved alongside encrypted patient biodata and notes that only the healthcare practitioner or research team can access.

On the right side of history

I really believe that we are on the right side of history with this world-first Australian technology that has enormous potential to be good for the world.

If you are interested in how the technology was developed you can read about all the milestones we passed here.

And if you like what you see, please remember to like, love or follow the Balance Metrix business page on Facebook. To know that you care would really make my day!

Balance innovation, research & development

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Balance Metrix innovation, research & development high tech picture with medico and lots of light

As a fledgling business, Balance Metrix would be grateful if you could look around this website before you leave and then like us on Facebook too.

That will contribute to the major search engine algorithms finding us. And that, in turn, will hopefully drive us higher in the search engine rankings where we are currently invisible. Would you believe that these simple actions of yours will support the commercialisation of our innovative Australian balance measurement technology!

Who is Balance Metrix?

Balance Metrix is the business that I, Ian Bergman, established in 2022 to market and supply an “innovative and brilliant” TGA-approved medical device called the Balance Mat. That is how Dr Alireza Ahmadvand at Silky Oaks Medical Practice in Brisbane has described the system I developed over many years of trial and error – lots of error unfortunately!

Why does his opinion matter so much to me?

When he works in an academic setting Dr Alireza Ahmadvand is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queensland’s Griffith University. Associate Professor Ahmadvand has long held an interest in how technology can be used to study conditions like diabetes. I am particularly impressed by the zest for life and knowledge displayed on his LinkedIn profile by virtue of this inspirational quote:

Two there are who are never satisfied –

the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.

– Rumi, Persian poet (1207 – 1273 AC)

Only this week “Dr Reza” – as this charming fellow is known by patients and colleagues at the surgery – has reported that testing of two patients on the Balance Mat has helped him to confirm that one needed a referral to a physiotherapist and the other needed a referral to a neurological specialist.

Given that this is the first time a doctor in general practice has used the Balance Mat in this specific way I am thrilled to think that what I’ve dared to dream of happening for so long appears to be coming true. At last!

And now that Associate Professor Dr Alireza Ahmadvand is planning to conduct a multi-disciplinary study using the Balance Mat I can hardly wait for details of this new collaborative research project of his to be announced.

What is the Multimetric Balance Mat?

The Multimetric Balance Mat is a world-first Australian combined hardware/software tool that tests human static balance in four balance testing stances: normal, tandem, left foot and right foot.

Results are sent to a connected computer and shown by a flatlining graph for excellent balance, small oscillations for normal balance and a wildly spiking graph and high score for poor balance.

Any results of concern are flagged (e.g. severe weakness in the tandem stance, major differences in the left- and right-footed stances or heightened falls risk). This gives the healthcare practitioner the opportunity to treat the flagged conditions with an exercise program or other rehabilitation strategy.

Each test only takes 20 seconds to conduct and balance data can be saved alongside encrypted patient biodata and notes that only the healthcare practitioner or research team can access.

On the right side of history

I really believe that we are on the right side of history with this world-first Australian technology that has enormous potential to be good for the world.

If you are interested in how the technology was developed you can read about all the milestones we passed here.

And if you like what you see, please remember to like, love or follow the Balance Metrix business page on Facebook. To know that you care would really make my day!

  • The Neurometric Balance Mat is measuring the balance ability of elderly Singaporeans at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). Pictured is Mr Leow Zhun Hong (study senior clinical research coordinator).

Research into balance and sensory health

08/03/2024|0 Comments

A team of leading ophthalmology researchers who have been using the Neurometric Balance Mat in Singapore for the past nine months have provided me with this brief research update. Known as the PopulatION HEalth and Age-Related ...