Will I Still have to use my VICON camera?
The Stepscan® gives you measures of underfoot pressures and the
spatial/temporal parameters of gait and VICON camera give you kinematic
data, particularly joint angles. The technologies complement each other
to give you more information of a person’s walking ability or gait.
They can be used together or apart depending on what you want to
Will it replace a force plate?
We see ourselves as a complimentary technology. The force plate
measures the force and will give you the vectors of force (i.e., the
angles of those forces). The Stepscan® measures underfoot pressures in
addition to the spatial and temporal parameters of gait.
Can I get the raw data? In what format?
Yes, the raw data can be exported from Stepscan® to the HDF5 format.
There are methods of loading such data with data analysis
packages/languages such as R, Python, and MATLAB.
Will it measure sit to stand?
Yes, you can put a chair at the edge of the tile, sit the patient in
the chair and then have them stand up on the tile. The tile with
measure their underfoot pressures, the balance and sway parameters.
How do I buy the technology?
There are two entry points with the technology.
The Stepscan® Pad, a one tile system with software is designed to
do a static gait analysis. The patients stands on the Pad and you get
their underfoot pressures with a high degree of accuracy in addition to
the sway/balance parameters.
The Stepscan® Pedway, a four (4) tile system with accompanying
software is designed to do a dynamic gait analysis. The four tile system
or Pedway is the minimum number of tiles you would need to capture two
full strides. You can add additional active and non-active tiles and
plug and play them to any configuration. The Pedway gives you underfoot
pressures with a high degree of accuracy in addition to the temporal
and spatial parameters of gait.
“has ...the potential to amount to a new “vital sign” in the assessment of musculoskeletal disease, neurological disorders... as well as conditions of the frail elderly...”