Joint Analysis Software

The ultra-thin K-Scan™ sensors provide accurate data and quantified analysis of joint function. These ultra-thin sensors are available in various sizes, designs, and configurations for versatility and ease of use.

The system measures pressure, force and contact area between adjacent articulating bones to provide a better understanding of how they are functioning, articulating and loading. There are endless applications for various types of joint research, such as shoulder, wrist, knee, ankle, and more.

Versatile Applications - How Can You Use K-Scan?

  • Determine loading force, pressure, and contact area.
  • Provide data for dynamic and finite stress analysis.
  • Study 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 artificial joints.​

Joint with pressure mapping sensorJoint with pressure mapping sensor

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

See some examples of joint analysis applications in this video

K-Scan Systems for Objective Joint Analysis

Array of sensors

Tekscan's joint analysis system can be found in clinical and research settings worldwide. The system is available with different data connectivity and sensor choices. Learn more about the different K-Scan options and configurations available!

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Multiple Sensor Designs with Various Joint Geometries

Hover over the icons in the image to see the applicable sensor specifications for each joint.


Read research examples using Tekscan Technology 

This free eBook, Joint Function Research Successes with Pressure Mapping, shares several head-to-toe research successes utilizing K-Scan technology.

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Research Examples

Researchers & clinicians rely on the accurate and reliable pressure data from Tekscan for a complete joint analysis.

A recent study published using human cadaveric shoulders stated, 'Tekscan sensors are highly accurate and can collect data points continuously in real time, thereby allowing the fixation techniques to be studied over time.1' Read the full article here


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1. Lin, Cheng-Li., et al. (2019) Different suture anchor fixation techniques affect contact properties in humeral greater tuberosity fracture: a biomechanical study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 20:26.