Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.
Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.

The treatment of a bunion depends entirely on how uncomfortable it is. Treatment depends upon a medical diagnosis.

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.
Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.

For diagnostics of diseases of feet, diabetic feet, it is necessary to pass inspection on the special equipment. This equipment shows the distribution of load on foot.

Pressure Mapping for Patient Care, Medical Research

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.
Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.

Tekscan is a corporation offering thin-film tactile pressure, force sensors, systems and enabling electronics in the world. Tekscan is playing a crucial role in Tekscan technology has played a key role in research and development all over the world and its products are having wider and significant applications in industry, medicine and dentistry.

Medical pressure sensors and systems help in the management of:

  • diabetic foot
  • orthotic assessment
  • optimization of the seating and positioning of the neurologically compromised
  • animal gait
  • burn garment assessment
  • prosthesis and brace fitting
  • design and development of pressure-reducing support surfaces
  • orthopedic joint research

Each system comprises innovative scanning electronics, application specific sensors, and unique WindowsTM-based software designed for the specific application. A health care provider can now make immediate assessments of the patient’s need for clinical intervention in anatomical areas instead of guessing. Our systems provide measurement data in real-time and enable the clinician/researcher to instantaneously capture and store the data for more detailed examination.

F-Scan® System

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.
Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems.

in-shoe plantar pressure analysis

Paper-thin sensors placed inside footwear capture dynamic in-shoe pressure information unseen by the naked eye.

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus.

F-Scan Foot Pressure Mapping System Features:

  • In-shoe pressure and force information reveals interaction between foot and footwear
  • Quantifies force, contact pressure distribution, and timing (unlike traditional visual observation of foot function and gait)
  • Extremely thin, high resolution F-Scan sensor ensures the most accurate data is captured
  • Sensors trim to fit shoe size and a wide range of footwear (up to size 24E)
  • The F-Scan system is completely portable so data can be recorded in the office or in the field

Benefits of Pressure Mapping:

  • Manage treatment of foot inside the shoe
  • Enhance treatment outcomes
  • Improve orthotic footwear performance
  • Reduce costs by minimizing the need for follow-up and orthotic adjustments
  • Increase patient satisfaction and generate more referrals
  • Provide supporting documentation for fee-for-service approach and/or insurance claims
  • A comparison of gait, pre and post-treatment
  • Pressures and forces during gait displayed in time graphs
  • Position and trajectories for Center of Force (CoF) during stance phases of gait

MatScan® System

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems. MatScan® System
Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems. MatScan® System

barefoot pressure measurement and analysis

Low-profile floor mat that captures barefoot plantar pressures and forces.

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus.

MatScan Pressure Mat System Features:

  • Low-profile floor mat that captures barefoot plantar pressures
  • Objective and quantified data can be analyzed to support diagnosis and mode of treatment
  • Provides insight into foot function and biomechanics
  • Identifies regions of high plantar pressure that cannot be seen with the naked eye
  • Available with either Evolution® or VersaTek® electronics
  • USB connection
  • Platform height of only 5mm
  • Scanning speed of 100 Hz with the #3150 sensor and Evolution electronics or 440 Hz with the #3150E sensor and VersaTek electronics

Benefits of Pressure Mapping:

  • Expand your practice through proactive foot screenings
  • Reduce incidence of ulcers and/or pressure sores
  • Observe what the neuropathic foot cannot feel
  • Provide supporting documentation for fee-for-service approach and/or insurance claims
  • Use as an educational tool to teach rehabilitation exercises for the lower limb

Walkway™ System

multi-step barefoot analysis

Low profile floor walkway system that captures multiple sequential foot strikes of humans and animals.

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems. Walkway™ System
Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems. Walkway™ System
Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus.

Walkway Pressure Mapping System Features:

  • Customizable low profile floor mat system that captures multiple sequential footsteps for analysis of foot function and gait. Provides data for objective and quantified analysis that is used to answer clinical and research related questions
  • Modular design allows you to choose the system sensing area and sensor resolution
  • Provides automated calculation of an array of gait parameters
  • Individual stances (foot strikes) are automatically detected and labeled as left or right and numbered from first to last stance
  • Foot segmentation is applied to calculate toe-in or toe-out angle, compared to the line of progression
  • Calculates values for step and gait time, distance, velocity, and cadence
  • Provides individual data for the left and right foot in regards to the gait cycle, step-stride parameters, and symmetry scores
  • Provides differential data between left and right feet
  • In the clinic, it is used to make assessments and determine treatment for pathomechanical and neuromuscular foot and gait affecting disorders (such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, and Spasticity) as well as diabetes-related issues such as pressure sores and ulcers
  • In research, it is used to investigate a treatment hypothesis for pathomechanical and neuromuscular foot and gait disorders, and to assess the efficiency of a proposed treatment
  • USB Connection
  • Scanning speed of 100 Hz (Evolution) or 440 Hz (VersaTek) with the standard resolution sensor
  • Scanning speed of 185 Hz with VersaTek electronics and the high resolution sensor

Benefits of Pressure Mapping:

  • Save time capturing multiple foot strikes (reduction of trials)
  • Reduce incidence of ulcers
  • Supporting documentation for fee-for-service approach and/or insurance claims
  • Use as an educational tool to teach rehabilitation exercises for the lower limb
  • Tangible, visible biofeedback for the client which increases compliance

Customer Success Story: Insolia®

Insolia was developed by world-renowned podiatrist Howard Dananberg, DPM. Insolia insole supplements are designed to shift the weight over a larger area and away from the ball of the foot, redirecting it back to the heel. It stops the foot from moving forward within the shoe thereby increasing stability and body alignment and improving overall posture and comfort. Dr. Dananberg used the F-Scan system to analyze the effectiveness of this product.

Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems. Customer Success Story: Insolia®
Diagnosis of Hallux Valgus. Pressure Mapping Systems. Customer Success Story: Insolia®
Insolla inserts property placed to shift weight from the forefood to the heel

“In order to design Insolia products to work in high heeled shoes, we needed an accurate way to assess pressure loads without altering the fit or design of this type of shoe. The only pressure measuring product on the market which could allow this is the F-Scan system from Tekscan. We never could have refined our products without it, and are currently using it for other new and innovative products for the shoe manufacturing business.”

– Howard Dananberg, DPM
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