Gait Biometrics Bolster Access Control

Stock image of multiple biometrics for access control

How Gait Biometrics Bolster the Access Control Industry Access control is an integral part of any business or facility’s security, ensuring that only those with proper authority and credentials gain access. To enhance security measures, many facilities now use 2-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) methods. MFA are often a combination of knowledge (e.g.- PIN code),…

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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, plantar pressures can be used to indicate or…

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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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ViTRAK Systems Inc. Announces Name Change

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – (September 11, 2017) – ViTRAK Systems Inc. is excited to announce their new name: Stepscan Technologies Inc. Stepscan® was originally the name of the company’s gait and plantar pressure analysis system.“ViTRAK was the company name and Stepscan® was the product name. It was confusing for some people,” explains President and CEO Crystal…

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ViTRAK Systems Inc. Announces Major Software Upgrade

ViTRAK Systems Inc. announces major software upgrade for its Stepscan® Gait and Plantar Pressure Analysis System Stepscan® software upgrade featuring expanded functionality including the ability to record and analyze walking patterns of patients equipped with prosthetic limbs or orthotic shoe device. Charlottetown, PEI – (December 20, 2016) ViTRAK Systems Inc. (ViTRAK) is pleased to announce…

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ViTRAK Systems Inc. Awarded Major Contract

Charlottetown, PEI – (October 26, 2015) ViTRAK Systems Inc. (ViTRAK) has been awarded a contract from the Canadian Federal Government to supply its Stepscan® gait analysis system to three Canadian hospitals. Stepscan® is a patented pressure sensitive electronic floor tile system combined with proprietary gait analysis software. The system is able to capture and analyze…

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ViTRAK Systems Inc. presented with the Technology Application of the Year Award

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…

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ViTRAK to receive NRC-IRAP funding

Charlottetown, PE – (June 22, 2015) ViTRAK’s commitment to continuing Research and Development of its movement tracking and analysis technology is again demonstrated with the recent announcement of funding of up to $45,546 through the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The funding will support ViTRAK’s efforts to further develop its…

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ViTRAK Attends First MedTech NB Event

ViTRAK CEO, Crystal Trevors, and Sales Director, Irene Gaudet, were invited to speak at the inaugural MedTech New Brunswick. Both women said they were honoured to be a part of such an impactful meeting with other industry leaders. Read more about MedTech NB here: http://www.policyresearchnetwork.ca/events/medical-technologies-nb-strengths-strategies/ _________________________________________________ About Stepscan Technologies Stepscan (previously ViTRAK Systems Inc.) is…

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