IT’S AS GOOD AS IT FEELS
To summarise the results of the study described, there is a link between the way in which the foot controllers work and the consequent changes in spinal position.
Interestingly, the volunteers participating in the test also received a questionnaire, in which they were asked to give their subjective impressions. Analysis of the results showed a correlation between the negativity of the volunteer’s reviews and the measured influence on spinal position. XO CARE’s sliding rotation controller not only had the best measured results, but was also described as the most comfortable to use.
1Meyer, V. P., Brehler, R., Castro, W. H. M., Nentwig, C.G. Arbeitsbelastungen bei Zahnärzten in niedergelassener Praxis. Köln, München 2001.
2Dissertation for Doctorate of Dentistry in the Faculty of Medicine at the Goethe University Frankfurt. “The effect of different operational principles of dental foot controllers on spinal position and foot pressure distribution”, presented by Caroline Gerhard, 2011.