NeckSmart Solution

Butterfly Method

The Butterfly Method is the signature assessment protocol of the NeckSmart solution. NeckSmart measures the patient’s ability to use head-neck movements to track a moving target following an unpredictable trajectory.

The healthcare professional may thereby detect abnormalities in neck movements, which may be the cause of chronic neck pain. The Butterfly Method is based on 15 years of clinical research and is patented in Europe, North America, and Australia.

Research

Sincerity of effort versus feigned movement control of the cervical spine in asymptomatic people and patients with whiplash associated disorders, grades I–II.
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2015.
The long-term course of deficient cervical kinaesthesia following a whiplash injury has a tendency to seek a physiological homeostasis. A prospective study.
Manual Therapy 2016.

Database of movement control in the cervical spine. Reference normal of 182 asymptomatic person.
Manual Therapy 2013.

Two different courses of impaired cervical kinesthesia following a whiplash injury: A one-year prospective study.
Manual Therapy 2012.

Detecting fraudulent whiplash claims by support vector machines.
Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 2010

“The Fly” – A new clinical assessment and treatment method for deficits of movement control in the cervical spine: reliability and validity.
Spine 2010. 

A new clinical test for cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility: “The FLY”.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2004

System

Wearable Bluetooth-enabled smart sensor

More accurate than conventional non-digital methods

Secure web-based platform

Engineered with focus on usability

Clinical Assessment

Enables objective assessment of neck impairment

Clinical tests for assessing:

    • Range of motion
    • Joint repositioning error
    • Movement control (Butterfly Method)

Auto-generated reports for interpreting measurements and progress tracking

Basis for clinicians to establish personalized rehabilitation plans

Rehabilitation

Exercises for mobility and movement control training

Train in clinic or at home

Remote progress and adherence monitoring