Quick-Start Guide

Quick Start Guide Resistive Measurement System (RMS)
Pressure Test System (PTS)
The online RMS Online User Manual is accessed by clicking on the
www.VodderMLD.com address on the bottom right corner of the
RMS main window, or enter online at VodderMLD.com/pts/ptshome
Gay Lee Gulbrandson
NCTMB, CLT-LANA, Certified Dr Vodder Instructor
Pressure Testing Sensor Display VE
Direct access hyperlink is also accessible from the PTS
Help pull-down menu on the top bar of the monitor
when PTS is running.
User questions and suggestions are welcomed via
email at: GayLee@VodderMLD.com.
The PTS runs reliably on  Macintosh Computers using
OSX 10.5 or later. Windows version coming soon.
ACCESS: The PTS pull-down menu includes an
About RMS screen with a hyperlink to the RMS User
Manual at VodderMLD.com ; this link is also in the PTS
pull-down menu and on the PTS main window.
Patent Pending
Gay Lee Gulbrandson
Example of display using PTS standard default setting.
Current value is in yellow, peak is in red, and low is in blue digits.
To Start: Load the software disc. Open the disc image
on the desktop. Drag the appropriate RMS program icon
into the Applications folder image alias within the open
RMS Folder. (Choose Intel or the earlier PowerPC icon
depending upon your computer. This info is available
in the About this Mac window under the  menu)
Now double click the program image you just dragged
to the Applications folder. Enter the required registration information and code from the program disc.
Next 1: Plug the wire cable into the MIC and HEADPHONE jacks on your MAC per the instruction window.
button on RMS
Next 2: Click the
main window and follow the on-screen prompts. Perform basic initial calibration steps.
Next 3: The pressure sensor is placed on the limb, held by
the wide Velcro strap mounting that sticks to itself. Easy to
do, even one-handed. Use soft side toward skin.
Action: Place finger-tip, finger pad, or palm over the flexible sensor end, and perform an MLD stroke. You may test
your own hands, or other people’s hands. You may use
different fingers or whole hand/palm. Place the sensor
anywhere over surfaces of the body that are not sharply
curved or on sharp or bony points. Contact and cover (apply pressure to) the entire sensing pad tip.
Result: The on-screen trace shows both time and pressure.
Adjust screen size by mouse drag on bottom right corner.
Time: The duration (time) of the stroke can be seen across
the horizontal axis of the display (side to side). GOAL: approx 1.5 seconds per stroke.
Pressure: The pressure applied is seen on the vertical axis
of the display (up and down). The higher the trace, the
greater the pressure applied. GOAL: approx 30 mmHg
peak MLD pressure, returning to Zero (near bottom of
screen) between strokes.
For MLD: The peak pressure for effective MLD is 30 - 32
mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Greater pressure may
cause micro-trauma, causing a decrease in lymphatic
transport. Maximum reduction in limb volume is dependent upon the exceptionally light pressure of MLD,
sufficient time of treatment, appropriate pressure, and
the type of edema.
RMS-PTS Quick Start Guide Page 2
Other Applications and Research: Any digital palpation or measurement (pitting test, etc.) may be standardized,
measured, and learned rapidly with the RMS sensor system. For compression bandaging pressure verification, for case
studies, including pain response to palpation, the RMS performs much the same as full glove pressure measurement
systems costing up to $25,000 or more, and makes accuracy and repeatability possible on a low budget.
CONTROL PANELS: The RMS system may be used without further adjustment after initial CALIBRATION. All basic
adjustments are set at the factory and are re-initialized by performing a reset. Following the illustration are short
notes on the available adjustments and controls.
Displays signal strength, calibration numbers, time and pressure settings, and more.
Two panels to set units and sample rate are here. Any value may be set by user.
Allows system calibration any time to validate the sensor accuracy. The interface to
the Macintosh is set here to make the basic connections.
The display is frozen (stopped) by clicking this button. View, measure, project the image.
Select the image color, thickness, gradient, or graph style. The trace may be modified in
almost unlimited ways.
Measures the impeak at any point along the trace, and a digital display of pressure and
time are shown according to the position of the cursor.
The screen image may be printed or saved on command, with date, time, name, and
detailed notes, in color or grayscale, etc.
The RMS Preferences pull-down menu provides program reset, setup choices, and more.
The RMS Help button and Help pull-down menu has Calibration assistance, access to
the online User Manual, and error recovery reset button.
Online User Manual: Accessed from the RMS program HELP menu or at VodderMLD.com web site, or your previous downloaded PDF, all controls, calibration, conversion values, user information, are explained in detail.
Included in RMS Silver Kit: Pressure Sensor, Wire Cable, Mounting Strap, Calibration Weight, Storage Box,
Quick User Guide, Specification Sheet, Software Disc, Cleansing Pads.
Macintosh, MAC OS, Velcro, Windows and Mylar are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc., Velcro Group, Microsoft, DuPont, respectively.
For detailed RMS Pressure Test System (PTS) installation, operation and
instructions, please refer to the Online User Manual. See front page.