ABOUT STEPSCAN

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
Stepscan Technologies

- COMPANY MISSION -

At Stepscan we are on a mission to help reduce the prevalence of accidental falls in our vulnerable elderly.

OUR STORY

Our Beginnings

Stepscan Technologies Inc. was kick started in 2012 with the award of a competitive $1.4 Million innovation award 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.

The concept at the time was to provide a large volume gait measurement platform that could track, for example, the wandering behavior of Alzheimer’s patients in support of medical research and a new drug discovery initiative.

 

Today the Stepscan® product is being used in hospitals and clinics internationally in applications ranging from pre-surgery planning and post-operative assessment of Cerebral Palsy children, stroke rehabilitation, concussion screening and fitting of prosthetic limbs.

We are proud to have our system being used by both Canadian and US Veteran Hospital systems for the assessment of Canadian and US Military veterans suffering from mobility impairing conditions, in basic gait research and in new clinical applications such as falls risk assessments and diabetic foot screening

 

And… since our platform is able to track the movement of multiple people at the same time our team of engineers feel very privileged to have been able to build out our multi-subject tracking capabilities for use by our partners in the security and defense industries.

 

The reasons for wanting to objectively measure gait, balance and overall mobility are extraordinary plentiful and during our founding years we spent a great deal of our time building customized solutions for our clients in multiple industries.  It was really exciting and challenging, but something was missing!

A Clear Path Forward

In 2018 something special happened.  Something that ignited our passion and answered our call for wanting to build a business with significant social impact …

We were approached by the Nursing Director of a Senior Care Facility and asked if we could develop a fall risk screening and monitoring tool that could be used to modernize what they felt was an outdated fall risk management program.  They wanted something that not only could help them identify high risk fallers but something that could also offer support to a restorative care program.

Balance and gait deficits are significant contributing factors to a senior’s risk of suffering a fall.    Based on research collected on over 3,600 subjects, Stepscan’s mobility assessment tool identifies the irregularities in gait and balance and identifies high risk fallers quickly and reliably.  It also reveals the areas of weakness; information which can be used to guide the development of treatment plans that safely encourage mobility and foster independence and quality of life.

Protecting our vulnerable elderly is a shared responsibility.  Stepscan is honoured to be doing its part!

Thanks for reading

 

Sincerely,

 

Crystal Trevors

Founder and Owner

Stepscan Technologies

 

Core Values

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