A scientific article on the clinical utility of smartphone for shoulder function B-B score has just been published! This study aimed at the technical and clinical validation of a B-B Score smartphone application for shoulder function evaluation.

Congratulations to this complementary team of experts in Lausanne coming from the Physiotherapy Department of HESAV (HES-SO) school, EPFL polytechncal university & CHUV university hospital in Lausanne.

The B-B Score is a straightforward kinematic shoulder function score including only two movements (hand to the Back + lift hand as to change a Bulb) that demonstrated sound measurement properties for patients for various shoulder pathologies, including patients with rotator cuff conditions, proximal humerus fractures or adhesive capsulitis

   

The results showed that the B-B Score acquired by means of a smartphone was valid and reproducible for the measurement of shoulder function of various patients’groups. Valid, user-friendly and low-cost evaluation could facilitate the use of objective measurement methods in routine practice and thus improve the quality of patient follow up.

Gait Up made this tool available for you to assess pre- and post- operative shoulder function directly from your smartphone! HandsUp application can be downloaded for free on the Google Play Store. Give us your feedback after downloading it!