The Stepscan Story
Stepscan Technologies Inc. is a Canadian technology company whose core product, the Stepscan® System, is a pressure-sensitive electronic floor tile system combined with proprietary software. Our technology captures and analyzes the patterns of mobility and balance in subjects as they move across the floor and is used in multiple applications ranging from medical to security.
Stepscan Technologies Inc. was kick started in 2012 with the award of a competitive $1.4 Million innovation fund to build and commercialize its idea for a pressure sensitive floor tile system and software that would be able to track the patterns of mobility and balance in people, or groups of people, as they moved across the floor.
At the time, the concept was to provide a large volume gait measurement platform that could track movement. For example, the wandering behavior of Alzheimer’s patients in support of medical research and a new drug discovery initiative.
The reasons for wanting to objectively measure gait, balance, and overall mobility are plentiful and we understood that. During our founding years, we spent a great deal of our time building customized solutions for our clients in multiple industries. It was always exciting and challenging work.
A Clear Path Forward
Today, Stepscan® is being used in hospitals and clinics internationally in applications ranging from pre-surgery planning and post-operative assessment of Cerebral Palsy children, to stroke rehabilitation, concussion screening, and fitting of prosthetic limbs.
Stepscan is trusted by some of the world’s most prestigious institutions including the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne Australia), the University of California, the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and the University of New Brunswick. We are proud to have our system being used by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Affairs Canada, for the assessment of military veterans suffering from mobility impairing conditions, in basic gait research, and in new clinical applications such as fall risk assessments and diabetic foot screening.
As the Stepscan® platform is able to track the movement of multiple people simultaneously, our team of engineers have had the opportunity to expand our multi-subject tracking capabilities for use by our partners in the security and defense industries.
Opportunities for new applications of the Stepscan technology continue to appear. We are sure to continue to find ways to ignite our passion and apply our product to contribute to a safer, more efficient society.
Thanks for reading our story. We hope that you may join us in the chapters to come as we move forward as a company and within the healthcare industry.
Founder, Stepscan Technologies
Through the development and delivery of our gait analysis technology to clients in the medical and security markets, Stepscan's mission is to contribute to an enhanced quality of life and an overall safer society.
It is our vision to be the leading innovator, developer and provider of movement tracking and gait analysis technology in the medical and security sectors, the world over.
Innovation We create new possibilities.
Quality We take pride in our work.
Teamwork We respect the skills and experience of our colleagues.
Passion We believe in what we do.
Integrity We do what we say.
Women in STEM
Stepscan is proud to be a woman-owned and operated business. Men and women are equally represented in our staff and we are passionate about women the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.