ViTRAK Systems Inc. presented with the Technology Application of the Year Award at the Innovation and Technology Association of Prince Edward Island’s Annual Industry Awards Gala
Charlottetown, PEI, – (25th June 2015) – ViTRAK Systems Inc. was honored with the Technology Application of the Year Award at the provincial awards ceremony that celebrates the Island’s growing technology sector.
ViTRAK’s CEO Crystal Lavallee accepted the award for its core product, Stepscan®. Stepscan® is a patented pressure sensitive electronic floor tile system combined with proprietary gait analysis software. The system is able to capture and analyze the patterns of mobility and balance in patients or research subjects as they move across the floor.
Stepscan® can be used by medical researchers and clinicians requiring objective measures of walking disability including balance. This includes work with patients whose walking impairments stem from neurodegenerative disease, musculoskeletal disorders, pain, arthritis, diabetes etc. Private physiotherapists involved in the rehabilitative therapy of patients can also benefit from its use.
ViTRAK CEO, Crystal Lavallee says that the Stepscan® technology provides a better understanding of gait, which can in turn lead to a number of positive developments in gait therapy.
“Our patented software can offer clinicians and patients the opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment by providing new clinical insights, thus permitting new developments in rehabilitative engineering for the future. This will ultimately benefit the patient population suffering from mobility impairing diseases.”
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ViTRAK Systems Inc.
or visit our website: www.vitraksystems.com or www.stepscan.com
ViTRAK is a federally incorporated Research and Development company dedicated to the development and commercialization of its two patents in the field of movement tracking and analysis. The company’s pressure sensitive flooring system has many applications beyond medical research and clinical rehabilitation including sports training and clinical drug trials, and also military training /virtual simulation and security. With additional funding support through Innovation PEI and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, ViTRAK is also pursuing the development of a broader based subject tracking system and evaluating the technology’s suitability as a biometric identification tool. ViTRAK holds patents for its sensor floor technology in North America and is patent pending internationally.
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