JTECH Medical will be closed on Friday, April 18th, 2014

JTECH Medical will be closed on Friday, April 18th, 2014 for Good Friday.  Answers to support related questions may be found on our Customer Support Portal. Urgent technical support can be obtained by calling the after hours support line.  Normal business hours will resume on Monday, April 21st, 2014.

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JTECH Medical's Regulatory Certifications

JTECH Medical Industries, Inc., a medical device company developing innovative, next-generation therapeutic and evaluation products, is certified to ISO 13485:2003 with CMDCAS and ISO 9001:2008. JTECH has also received, a Device Establishment License to distribute our products throughout Canada and is registered with the FDA.

Commenting on JTECH's Certifications, Len Smith, President of JTECH Medical, said, "Achieving CMDCAS certification is a further endorsement of JTECH's manufacturing capabilities and approach to quality system management. This has enabled us to move forward with the registration and commercialization of our products in Canada.  We plan to aggressively promote and market our products in Canada immediately. Being certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard in our manufacturing facility emphasizes our commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of our products, manufacturing processes and communications with our customers. This commitment and certification allows us to move closer to our goal of providing the highest quality therapeutic and evaluation products,"

The ISO 9001:2008 standard specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The ISO 9001 standard provides a tried and tested framework for taking a systematic approach to managing an organization's processes so that it consistently turns out products that satisfy customer expectations and can assure regulatory authorities that JTECH Medical is manufacturing products using a quality management system in its facility. 

The ISO 13485:2003 standard is an international reference standard for the evaluation of quality management systems for the medical industry. The standard refers to an organization's structure for managing its processes or activities that transform inputs of resources into a product or service to meet customized objectives, such as satisfying customer quality requirements.

Compliance to ISO standards are certified by third-party audit and registration organizations.


Below is a list of JTECH's Certifications:

ISO 13485:2003 CMDCAS Certificate
ISO 9001:2008 Certificate
Tracker Freedom CB Certificate - IEC 60601-1

FDA information

JTECH Registration Info - http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRL/rl.cfm?rid=74324
CAT Info - http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRL/rl.cfm?lid=133724&lpcd=LXM
Dynamometer Info - http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRL/rl.cfm?lid=133725&lpcd=HRW
Goniometer Info - http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRL/rl.cfm?lid=133726&lpcd=KQX

Canada and EU information

Canadian Medical Device Establishment License
Canadian Medical Device License for Kits
Canadian Medical Device License for Physical Evaluation and Testing Products
Canadian Medical Device License for Software
EU Rep

Why Grip Strength Testing?

This one test could predict future disabilities in your patients.
Grip strength is increasingly becoming an important factor for determining overall health and fitness in patients. Studies have associated low grip strength with disabilities later in life, and postoperative complications. Richard Bohannon, PT EdD. of the University of Connecticut recently published a study in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy which correlated grip strength with a patient’s walking ability. Bohannon’s conclusion underscores the importance of Grip testing in clinical settings, “Given its predictive validity and simplicity, dynamometrically measured grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults.”

JTECH Medical offers a range of Grip dynamometers to meet your testing and documentation needs so you can focus on providing the best care to your patients.

Find out more about JTECH Grip dynamometers

Tracker Freedom® Grip               

TF103 Grip model
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Commander Echo® Grip


CM306 Commander Echo Grip grouping 300
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Information drawn from the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy Vol. 31;1:08. Hand-Grip Dynamometry Predicts Future. Outcomes in Aging Adults. Richard W. Bohannon, PT, EdD.

Release of Tracker Version 5.0.44

JTECH Medical Is pleased to announce the release of Tracker Version 5.0.44 (February 5, 2014). A change log of new features and updates can be found below.

New Features

  • Added Pinch tests to the Reliability of Effort section of Analyze Data

Updates

  • Updated ROM extremity tests to properly show lag for a specific side when loading a test (rep values remain unaffected)
  • Updated various worksheet reports to use colors to represent reps in graphs that match the colors in the test forms
  • Updated the norm percentile scores in the Minnesota Dexterity Displacing test
  • Updated the Coefficient of Variation (CV) text in the narratives to be more consistent throughout
  • Updated help screens for Static Strength tests to show the correct Dynamic Predictor
  • Updated help screens for Material Handling lift tests to correct a text error and display updated software forms
  • Updated the licensing software engine to more efficiently handle the software being closed unexpectedly
  • Updated CV calculations to round instead of truncate
  • Updated Muscle Testing multimedia references to correct a spelling error