Diabetes Series: Foot Care

Diabetes stock image picturing blood glucose monitor, shoes, notepad, and stethoscope

Part II: Foot Care 37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes. Though it’s significant to note that approximately 1 in 2 adults living with type 2 diabetes are undiagnosed or unaware. As mentioned in Part I of this series, diabetes can have some seriously negative long-term outcomes. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood…

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Stepscan Story Part I: Who is Stepscan?

Downtown Charlottetown and its water front photographed from the air at sunset

Who is Stepscan? And How Did a Marine Biologist End Up Founding a Med Tech Business? Recently, I started an email series for our subscribers that’s a little different than our usual content. As Stepscan celebrates 10 years in business, I thought our audience might enjoy learning about our history. A peak behind the scenes…

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Stepscan Makes Gait Analysis Tech Accessible

Stepscan platform presented with gait assessment passes and gait report

How Stepscan Makes Gait Analysis Technology Accessible for You The Past of Gait Analysis: Missed Opportunities  Previously, computerized gait analysis was performed using multiple measurement devices. Data from force plates, motion sensors, and temporal-spatial mats was combined to give clinicians a full picture of a patient’s gait and any pathologies present. Unfortunately, possessing multiple specialized…

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3 Applications of Plantar Pressure Analysis

Two sets of footprints showing underfoot pressure distribution on blue background. Left set titled 'healthy feet', right set titled 'your feet'.

3 Clinical Applications of Computerized Plantar Pressure Analysis Medical plantar pressure measurement devices (PMDs) have been important tools for gait analysis since their invention, and although historically overlooked, plantar pressures (alongside temporal and spatial parameters) are critical aspects of gait analysis. Analysis of underfoot pressure and foot/floor interactions provide much more than an in-depth analysis of foot function. Similar to temporal and spatial measurements,…

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Choosing the Right Gait Analysis Tech for You

Screen shot of the Vicon Nexus 1.7.1 software showing a motion analysis model of a cross-country skier

How to Choose the Right Gait Analysis Technology for You My youngest daughter is off to university in the fall. As a graduation gift, and to support her for the next four years of school, I wanted to buy her a new laptop. Unlike me– who studied science and business–she is going to study film,…

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MDELs and Why Your PPE Supplier Needs One 

What is an MDEL? And why does your PPE supplier need one? Throughout 2020, employee safety has been front-of-mind like never before. Society is working to balance the need to keep the economy moving, while considering how to keep workers safe, healthy, and comfortable. For most North American businesses, this means the implementation of mask wearing. In every industry, especially those that previously had few safety concerns beyond…

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Stepscan Software Release: Version 2.2

Stepscan releases Software Version 2.2 including concussion module and rapid report development capabilities CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Stepscan recently released Version 2.2 of their Stepscan® Gait Analysis Software. This newest version features several break-through upgrades that further advance the system’s competitive advantage. A concussion analysis module is the first major feature of Stepscan® 2.2. Previously, Stepscan’s…

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Stepscan Becomes Member of PEI BioAlliance

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – (October 30, 2017) – Stepscan Technologies Inc. is thrilled to be welcomed as the newest client of Emergence Bioscience Business Incubator (Emergence), and a member of the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance (PEI BioAlliance). Emergence is a “not-for-profit virtual business incubation program” focused on helping young Canadian bioscience and food sector companies grow.…

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