In-Shoe or Platform: Which Gait Technology is Right for You?

your guide to gait analysis technologies

Are you considering gait analysis technology for your research? Pressure measurement systems – such as the F-Scan™ in-shoe systems, and the Strideway™ modular gait analysis platform – offer flexibility and objective analysis capabilities to capture information that may be going unnoticed by visual observation.

So, how do you know if your project is best suited with an in-shoe system, or a platform configuration? Here are some helpful guidelines to consider:

Data & Subjects

who will be using the system
Who are your patients or subjects?

what type of testing are you doing
What type of testing are you doing?

what type of data do you want to collect
What type of data do you want to collect?

Young children, geriatrics, or patients with mobility aides may have difficulty with an in-shoe system.

On the other hand, platforms are often wide enough to accomodate mobility aides like walkers. 

Both F-Scan and Strideway are portable systems, but Strideway requires a larger floor space once assembled.

F-Scan offers flexibility for changing environments, but Strideway can provide insights into patient stability.

Both Strideway and F-Scan capture force, pressure and timing information that other systems do not.

Strideway provides spatial information such as stride length that F-Scan does not, but F-Scan has a faster data collection rate, essential in certain sports applications. 

Testing Environment

are you limited by space

Are you limited by space?

are you limited by time

How much time will you spend with each patient or subject?

Strideway is available in custom sizes to fit your space, but can also be quickly disassembled for storage when needed.

F-Scan requires little storage space, is portable, and can be used in spaces of any size.

Strideway requires little setup time, and data can be accessed and analyzed in an instant.

F-Scan requires that sensors be trimmed to fit the patient, adding minimal time to the visit.


Tekscan Gait Analysis Solutions

Tekscan’s gait analysis solutions capture multiple sequential foot strikes and provide more that just pressure information! Different resolutions are available to accommodate all patient types.  

 

F-Scan System

strideway

Strideway System

Vast Data Options

  • Datalogger option for extended duration of data collection
  • Several software add-ons for extensive analysis

Highly Portable

  • Collect data in any environment
  • Minimal storage space required

Versatile

  • Integrates with other gait labs technologies (EMG, motion capture systems, force plate)
  • Optimized for a variety of additional applications, like running or jumping

Robust Data

  • Provides the pressure and force measurement, plus temporal (time) and spatial (distance) parameters

Large Sizes

  • Active sensing length from approximately 1.3-to-5.2m in length (4.3-to-17 feet)

Modularity

  • Add/subtract tiles to adjust length at any time

Diverse Patient Populations

  • Accomodate a variety of patients, including those with assistive devices, like walkers, canes, or crutches

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