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Logan Acquires State-of-the-Art Assessment Tool

Logan will be unveiling a new Simulation Lab featuring a Force Sensing Technology Table, which incorporates technology to aid in development of motor skills used to deliver spinal manipulation.

Associate Professor Daryl Ridgeway said the force sensing technology provides instantaneous data on loads transmitted by the manual adjustment, and offers students immediate objective feedback about their performance, through a display of their force-time profile.

“The skills of the student can then be directly quantified and compared, to expert force-time profiles and the students can then use this objective feedback to model the desired behavior, rather than relying on observation and intrinsic feedback alone,” he said.

The table was developed by Logan graduate John Triano, DC (1973), PhD and researchers at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Triano is a leading expert in spine care research and chiropractic procedures. He serves as co-director of Conservative Medicine and Director for the Chiropractic Division at The Texas Back Institute, a multidisciplinary spine facility.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 in Room 106 of the Science Research Building. All are welcome to attend.