Innovative pressure measurement technology provides unique insight on foot function and gait, helping you determine the root cause of problems in the lower extremities.
As gait issues can be indicative of underlying health problems, identifying and addressing abnormalities and asymmetries is of the utmost importance. Learn more about the importance of gait analysis. Tekscan's accurate and affordable computerized gait analysis systems are used by clinicians and researchers around the world to:
Identify and correct pathomechanical dysfunctions
Assess and improve athletic performance
Measure change after treatment
Ensure effective offloading to reduce plantar ulceration risk
Design new footwear products
Get actionable biomechanical data for gait analysis with our in-shoe or walkway based systems!
In-Shoe vs. Platform: Which System is Right For My Gait Analysis?
Several factors can weigh in on a decision between in-shoe and platform based gait technology. As both systems provide some similar insights, but each type of system also offers its own benefits. Below are some factors to take into consideration before deciding on a system.
In-Shoe Gait Technology
Thin sensors inserted into the shoe allow you to see exactly what's happening to the foot during the stance phases of gait and activities.
Tekscan offers two in-shoe solutions depending upon your data collection needs.
Platform Based Gait Technology
Modular gait platform can accommodate nearly any patient type and provides insights spatial parameters along with pressure, force and timing.
Strideway is our platform based gait analysis solution.
Provides insights into how the foot is functioning inside the shoe
Test the effects of treatment with orthotics
Freedom of testing environment
Prevents targeting, where the subject alters their gait when walking on a mat
Allows for testing of orthotic/footwear effects
Clinical & advanced research solutions available
Provides spatial parameters for analysis like step length
Captures multi-sequential steps
Better understanding of foot and arch type through barefoot data collection
Easier to use with patients with walking aides
Modular platform allow additional length to be added to system at any time
Available in a variety of lengths to accommodate your needs, but does require space for the system to be set-up
Best in Class Gait Analysis Software
Tekscan's gait analyzers come with comprehensive software. Actionable gait information is displayed in a variety of ways including graphs, pressure profiles, tables or charts to allow for rapid identification and assessment of asymmetries, abnormalities or treatment effectiveness.
Tekscan's 3-Box approach automatically segments the foot into three regions for a more detailed analysis of how the foot is functioning during gait. Additional insights include Center of Force movement and progression, as well as Force vs. Time graphics.
Designed with both clinician and patient in mind, our software is easy-to-use and allows for quick comparison of pre/post-conditions to monitor treatment progression.
Gait Cycle and Step-Stride tables provide individual data for each foot, and differences between the feet
Symmetry table provides a symmetry score (or index) between left and right sides (in %)
Differential Table provides comparative of differences between left and right sides
Evaluate timing insights for indications of underlying conditions or lack of bilateral symmetry
Feature-Packed, Gait Analysis Equipment
Tekscan's portable gait analysis systems are comprised of scanning electronics, software and sensors, and are available in a multitude of configurations.
Each system also provides the flexibility to synchronize with external equipment, such as motion capture or EMG. Additionally, video can be synchronized (not available for F-Scan64 System) with the data to match patients' movements with the data displayed on the screen.
Finally, data can also be exported to Excel or ASCII for more detailed analysis tools.