Open source posturography
Rey-Martinez J (1), Pérez-Fernández N (2).
(1a) Otolaryngology Unit Orlgipuzkoa. Clínica Quirón , San Sebastián , Spain ;
(2b) Department of Otolaryngology , Clínica Universidad de Navarra , Pamplona , Spain.
The proposed validation goal of 0.9 in intra-class correlation coefficient was reached with the results of this study. With the obtained results we consider that the developed software (RombergLab) is a validated balance assessment software. The reliability of this software is dependent of the used force platform technical specifications.
Develop and validate a posturography software and share its source code in open source terms.
Prospective non-randomized validation study: 20 consecutive adults underwent two balance assessment tests, six condition posturography was performed using a clinical approved software and force platform and the same conditions were measured using the new developed open source software using a low cost force platform. Intra-class correlation index of the sway area obtained from the center of pressure variations in both devices for the six conditions was the main variable used for validation.
Excellent concordance between RombergLab and clinical approved force platform was obtained (intra-class correlation coefficient =0.94). A Bland and Altman graphic concordance plot was also obtained. The source code used to develop RombergLab was published in open source terms.
CITATION Acta Otolaryngol. 2016 Jul 6:1-5