5 Fall-Risk Factors Measured by Medical PMDs

What is a Medical PMD and Who Are They Useful To? Medical pressure measurement devices (Medical PMDs) are pressure sensitive technologies that have found a niche as modern gait assessment tools. PMDs may be single tiles or walkways and provide clinicians with data-rich analysis of gait parameters such as temporal measurements, spatial measurements, center of pressure (COP), and plantar pressures. Medical PMDs are useful to medical professionals not just for rehabilitation and treatment, but also for monitoring…

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Stepscan, CyberNB and UNB Collaboration

Two Doctors stand on new biometric tiles installed at the new Cyber Centre facility in Fredericton

Stepscan, CyberNB and UNB Collaborate on Pioneering Gait-Based Biometric Security One small section of flooring, one giant leap for access security. Biometric security is becoming increasingly familiar, with fingerprints and facial measurements used to unlock doors and devices not only in secure facilities, but in everyday life. Prince Edward Island-based Stepscan Technologies has developed a…

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How to Choose the Right Gait Analysis Technology for You

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

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, animation, and fine arts, so trying to determine which computer…

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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 fire exits, employers have had to source safe, trustworthy suppliers for personal protective…

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3 Things You Need to Ask When Choosing a Senior Care Facility

Maybe you clicked on this post because you are the child of aging parents who are considering moving into a seniors’ home. Or perhaps you are a senior who is considering the move for yourself. Whatever the situation, moving into a long-term or senior care facility is a significant life decision, and choosing what will…

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Plantar Pressure Analysis and Its Role in Senior Care

Plantar Pressure Map Screenshot

Healthy Aging Research Series II Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals. Every once in a while, I come across a ‘golden’ article…

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How Can Your Senior Care Business Support Healthy Aging?

New Blog Series: How Can Your Long Term or Senior Care Business Support Healthy Aging? Introduction Every week, hundreds of research articles are published containing keywords such as ‘gait’, ‘balance’, and ‘falls’. As the CEO and founder of a company in the mobility assessment space, I spend a lot of time reviewing these scientific journals.…

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Catching Seniors Before They Fall: Part III

Clinician smiles at elderly patient with walker

Interventions for Those at High Fall Risk Naturally, the purpose of estimating fall risk is to determine when individuals need interventions to prevent future falls. But what then? In this final installment of our series, we’ll review some of the most common and/or effective interventions used to reduce fall risk, from the generic to the…

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Catching Seniors Before They Fall: Part II

Young man and senior woman sit on couch discussing

High-tech Fall-Risk Metrics and Technologies We often think of looking into the future like taking a peek at Christmas gifts before the big day – sometimes it’s just better not to know. When it comes to senior care, however, a crystal ball could come in handy, helping to prevent future falls. In our last blog,…

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