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STEPSCAN: THE GOLD STANDARD IN GAIT AND BALANCE ASSESSMENT EQUIPMENT

The Stepscan System is a reliable, high quality, and industry-compliant pressure measurement and movement analysis solution for both the medical and security sectors.  Comprised of interlocking electronic floor tiles and sophisticated software, Stepscan can be configured according to need – from a single tile to a full floor – creating an expandable, customizable measurement platform.

The accuracy and precision of the Stepscan System is second to none.  Each 60cm x 60cm tile contains 14,400 sensors that can detect and record pressures anywhere between 10 and 1,600 kPa.  At a sampling rate of 100 Hz, this allows for very accurate and very detailed measurements of gait, balance and underfoot pressure distribution.  The Stepscan System is a medical device registered with Health Canada and USFDA.  The Stepscan team has an in-depth Quality Control system in place and takes great pride in their product.  The Stepscan System is one of the only systems in the world that meets the standards outlined by the Pedobarographic Group of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics community for the technical requirements and performance of medical plantar pressure measurement devices.

Because of the proven accuracy of our system, we have been involved in several projects with research groups who have used our system as “the gold standard” to measure the accuracy of both motion capture camera systems and pressure sensitive insoles.

Interpreting Data From the Stepscan System
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Gait and Balance Assessment on 4 Tile Pedway

The Stepscan System includes a modular tile system and a custom and comprehensive software program.  The tiles can be used as:

  • a single unit to assess balance, dynamic pressure and concussion,
  • a 4 (or more) tile linear pedway to assess all single tile measurements noted above plus mobility, fall risk and gait
  • or a large platform (20+ tiles) for continuous monitoring of gait and balance for a large population with automatic trending and alerts or for gait biometrics access control applications.

There are several versions of the Stepscan Software available depending on your requirements.

The software for a single tile system allows assessment of balance, dynamic pressure and concussion.

For a linear pedway of 4 or more tiles the software allows assessment of mobility, fall risk, gait, balance, dynamic pressure and concussion.

Plantar Pressure Map Screenshot
Plantar Pressure Distribution as Measured by the Stepscan System
24 Tile Platform for Biometric Access Control
24 Tile Platform for Biometric Access Control

There are other versions of the Stepscan software used for continuous monitoring.  These can be used for gait biometric access control systems and for medical applications.  They allow continuous monitoring of large tile platforms (20+ tiles).

In a medical application, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Ultra Wide Band (UWB) anchors and wearable beacons can personally identify recorded gait information for all persons walking on the tiles 24/7.  The recorded data is processed daily, trends are analyzed and alerts are emailed to the appropriate people automatically.

An example of an ideal (medical) location for this type of system would be a hallway in an assisted living facility where residents will pass over the tiles several times per day.  It allows passive and automated gait and balance assessments.  Automated alert criteria can be customized as per the user’s requirements (ie. if someone has a decline in specific gait criteria over a certain period of time).

If you are interested in speaking with one of our team members, please reach out to us.  We would be happy to speak with you!

Stepscan's innovative technology tracks patterns of mobility and plantar pressures as subjects move across the floor. Automatic data analysis satisfies your unique data requirements.

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Stepscan: Mobility Assessment & Analysis Tech

Stepscan Technologies manufactures the Stepscan® System, a pressure-sensitive electronic floor tile device paired with proprietary software which captures and analyzes the patterns of mobility and balance in subjects as they move across the floor.

In a medical setting, the Stepscan System provides objective measures of a patient’s walking ability and vestibular (sway/balance) function to determine baseline measures, level of impairment, and potential treatment options. Stepscan's product is being used in hospitals and clinics internationally in applications ranging from pre-surgery planning and post-operative assessment of children with Cerebral Palsy 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 in Melbourne Australia, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Canada, the University of California, the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and the University of New Brunswick.

Beyond clinical applications, Stepscan's technology has applications in industries ranging from medical research to competitive sports, and from security and defense to senior wellness.

Our Modern Solution

The Stepscan System is a reliable, high quality, and industry-compliant pressure measurement and movement analysis solution for both the medical and security sectors.

Comprised of interlocking electronic floor tiles and sophisticated software, Stepscan can be configured according to need – from a single tile to a full floor – creating an expandable, customizable measurement platform.

Some key advantages of our system include:

  • Medical grade precision and accuracy
  • Expandable and customizable sizing
  • Unrestrictive and unobtrusive design

Learn more about how Stepscan's features of accuracy, repeatability and large volume measurement area are changing the landscape of gait analysis.

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Pressure Sensing Technology for a Variety of Applications

Physical Therapy & Rehab

Stepscan as a mobility assessment tool to help clinicians save time while diversifying their services.

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Senior Wellness

Stepscan as a fall risk assessment tool, measuring gait and balance to determine baseline risk of falling and help facilities provide data-informed, high-quality care.

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Research Use

Stepscan as a research tool, providing high resolution pressure data and customizable reports.

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Sports Assessments

Stepscan provides sophisticated insight into athletic performance, real-time performance tracking, and evidence-based coaching input.

 
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Military Training

Stepscan as a biometric input device for virtual and simulated training environments and StepTracker® is an industry-first, multi-subject tracking API.

 
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Security & Defense

Stepscan utilizes walking pattern analysis and multi-subject tracking to provide the world's first gait biometric security system.

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Other Applications

Have questions about a new application for Stepscan's technology? Curious whether the Stepscan system can fit your data needs?

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STEPSCAN IS PROUD TO HAVE WORKED WITH THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    USA VA
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    VAC
  • Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
    Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
  • Davis University of California
    UC Davis
  • University of New Brunswick
    UNB
  • University of Prince Edward Island
    UPEI
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    University of Massachusetts- Amherst
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    EPC
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    Health PEI
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    City of Fredericton Knowledge Park

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