Measuring perceived pain in real-time
WHAT IS THE PAIN METER?
The Pain Meter is a simple handheld, squeezable device that reads the patient’s pain experience with a metered 0-100 point scale — communicating to doctors in real-time. This helps both the practitioner and the patient to discern a normal response, an exaggerated response (hyperalgesia) and/or an abnormal response (allodynia)—placing appropriate context to the clinical encounter. This device is currently being used in 6 pain research studies worldwide.
Pain Meter – It’s Time To Start Listening
The Pain Meter is a patient-centred handheld device to measure a patient’s sensory/tenderness experience during a neuromusculoskeletal evaluation. However, the device may be used for several different applications. It is voluntarily squeezed by the patient to communicate pain to the doctor/therapist to allow real-time visualization of the patient’s perspective during an assessment and/or therapy intervention. This could also be used to monitor a patient’s pain in a waiting room. Bluetooth connectivity enables real-time feedback.
Take patient-centredness to a new level!
HOW IT WORKS?
- Teach the patient to squeeze the bulb when they feel something change (sensitivity)
- Read pain levels in real-time
- Increase accuracy with anatomical specificity
- Improve reputation & patient happiness
- Assures patient that they are being listened to
- Encourages involvement and self-awareness
BENEFITS OF PAIN METER
- Easy communication
- Better specificity with diagnostics
- Patient feels heard
- Real-time readings
- Affordable Pricing
- Simple to use
- Creates happier patients
What Our Clients Say About Us
After two weeks of use (Sept 7th, 2020): “I must admit that I was initially skeptical of the utility for a hand-held pain-meter, however, I have been pleasantly surprised by its value. I give it to the patient when I’m palpating potentially tender areas and the feedback is spot on. I’ve found that my inquisitive palpatory exams are faster with the instantaneous responses from the device. I think my patients also appreciate the incorporation of high-tech with high-touch. While I still do not use it for every presentation, I’m finding more utility each day. The device will be invaluable for patients with communication barriers (hearing, speech, language, etc). Thanks again for creating a product that enhances our clinical practice.”
Interactive solutions with real – time measurement of patient behavior are needed because most of the time to even talk and properly examine the patient. Dr. Fryer’s device therefore is a game changer – direct interaction with the patient and also forcing the doctor to better and properly examine the paint with real – time feedback. The device can be used in training resident and students, emergency situations as well as in patients with language / speaking difficulties as it allows to describe the situation / pain. Subjective pain scores will become obsolete using this innovate idea and device.