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K-Scan Joint Analysis System

K-Scan™ System

joint analysis

Provides a better understanding of how the contact surfaces of articulating bones are functioning and loading.

K-SCAN JOINT ANALYSIS SYSTEM FEATURES:

 

  • Paper-thin sensors provide accurate data for objective, quantified analysis of joint function

  • System measures pressure, force and contact area between adjacent articulating bones to provide a better understanding of how they are functioning, articulating, and loading

  • Multiple sensor designs allow for various types of joint analysis, such as shoulder, wrist, knee, ankle, and more

  • Scanning speed of up to 100 Hz

 

 

 

See how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic use K-Scan in their BioRobotics Lab in this video from their YouTube channel.



 

BENEFITS OF PRESSURE MEASUREMENT:

 

  • Validate and improve the design of implants

  • Help to increase longevity of artificial joints

  • Visualization of internal joint pressure distribution

  • Benchmarking



A Tekscan system consists of scanning electronics, software and patented thin-film sensors. 

 

K-Scan Joint Analysis System

K-Scan Components

 

(1) Evolution USB Handle - Every Tekscan system uses specially designed scanning electronics called Handles or Cuffs. The electronics connect to the sensor, gather the data from the sensor, and then process and send this data to your computer via USB connection. 

 

K-Scan Software CD

 

K-Scan Sensors - Sensor selection dependent on application

 

Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

 

View computer requirements

Sensors available for each application are listed below.
Equilibration devices are available to normalize sensor output.
*Sensor Model shown in image.

Sensor in Scapula Joint
Scapula
      4205
5076
5101*
Sensors for Joint Research

4205
4400
4402
5051*
5076

 

Sensor in Socket
Socket
Sensors in Disks and Vertebtae
Disks & Vertebrae
      4201
5033
6900*
4201
5033
6900*
Sensors in Articular Processes
Articular Processes
Sensor in Wrist Joint
Wrist
      4201*
5033

4000*

 

4010N

 

4011

Sensor in Knee Joint


Knee

Sensor in Ankle Joint
Ankle
      4201
5033*

 

View all of Tekscan's Pressure Sensors

 

K-Scan Joint Analysis Software Features

 

  • Dynamic 2-D and 3-D displays of real-time and recorded data
  • Displays of pressure and force curves, and contact area over time
  • View data frame by frame
  • Side-by-side comparisons of joint compartment loading
  • Frame by frame, and peak phase displays  
  • Ability to isolate and concentrate on specific areas of the contact area ASCII data output  

           

        Click above to view a demonstration of the software!

 

 

The software is available in several languages including Spanish, French and German. View software languages available. 

K-Scan Joint Analysis System Applications

 

  • Determine loading force, pressure, and contact area
  • Provide data for dynamic and finite stress analysis
  • Study of implant design and articulating joints
  • View and assess the impact of various joint compartment geometries
  • Perform cadaveric joint studies on the knee, ankle, wrist, hip, elbow, and shoulder
  • Assess the design or evaluate the function of the artificial joints

 

Download Medical Bibliography

 

 

Numerous articles have been published regarding pressure mapping and its applications.  Tekscan has compiled a list of these research publications in our Medical Bibliography.