Stepscan® Pad – Advanced Plantar Pressure Measurement & Gait Analysis

The Stepscan® Pad is a single tile system designed to capture the balance and sway of a stationary individual.  Using over 14,000 state of the art proprietary piezo-resistive sensors in a single tile, the Stepscan® Pad measures a person’s ability to maintain equilibrium and stability while standing and provides an accurate and highly detailed look at what’s going on under the foot.

Stepscan Pad

Suggested Applications:

  • Sensitive Plantar Pressure Measurements and Detailed ‘Foot Mapping’ for research, sports medicine and clinical assessments.
  • Concussion Assessment and Management
  • Aging Care Services such as Fall Risk Assessment, Screening and Conditioning
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Balance and Stability Assessment
  • Education, Research and other Balance and Plantar Pressure Applications

The Stepscan® Pad software includes balance analysis and pressure mapping modules.  It also includes the Stepscan® proprietary “foot pressure image analysis” module.

Tile specifications are equivalent for all Stepscan® products.

Technical Data

Power Supply
Output DC Supply
48VDC @ 3A
Connector, Data
Ethernet Cable, RJ45
Surface Material
Prefabricated commercial rubber flooring


60 cm x 60 cm x 4 cm (23.6" x 23.6" x 1.57")
11 kg (25 lbs)

Sensor Performance

Scan Rate
100 Hz
Sensor Resolution
5 mm (14,400 sensors/tile)
Sensor Density
4 sensors/cm 2
Pressure Range
700 kpa

  • Patient Information Module
    • includes patient’s demographic details, previous history and provides a unique patient identifier
    • allows assignment of individuals to specific research projects for easy data compilation  
  • Sway/Balance Module
    • also captures key plantar pressure parameters in static mode
  • Foot Pressure Image Analysis Module (for stationary subjects only)
  • Calibration Validation Module (center of pressure estimation)
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