What is the F-Scan™?

The F-Scan In-Shoe system provides dynamic pressure, force and timing information for foot function and gait analysis. Information obtained from the F-Scan is used in real-world applications, like designing and testing orthotics, offloading diabetic feet and evaluating footwear and techniques in elite athletes.

F-Scan For Researchers

Researchers can feel confident using the best-in-class tool for profiling anatomical locations on the plantar surface. Research software is available with additional features for more in-depth analysis.

  • Offers the highest resolution sensors available for accurate data
  • Synchronize recordings with other complimentary gait lab products like video, EMG and 3-D motion capture systems
  • Captures temporal parameters in addition to pressure and force
  • Displays force vs. time graphs and pressure profiles in real time
  • Position and trajectories for center of force (CoF) during stance phases of gait

F-Scan For Clinicians

Leading podiatrists, physical therapists, certified pedorthists and orthotists/prosthetists around the world have benefited from using the F-Scan In-Shoe Analysis System. Now, clinicians can generate print-friendly reports for documenting patient progress at the click of a button.

  • Aid in identifying pathologies and making accurate diagnoses
  • Objectively evaluate the effectiveness of orthotics and treatments
  • Educate patients about their pathologies and treatments
  • Increase patient satisfaction and generate more referrals
  • Provide documentation of treatments and progress

F-Scan's versatility makes it suitable for a variety of applications and industries

Key F-Scan Application Groups Include:

Athletic Footwear Testing

Footwear Research & Design

Uclerative Identification

Post-Surgery Assessment

Gait Analysis

Return-to-Play Assessment

Foot Function Analysis

View our bibliography to see the broad depth of applications for the F-Scan.

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Configurations

A Tekscan system consists of scanning electronics, software and patented thin-film sensors*. The F-Scan system is available in different connection types depending on your needs. 

Learn More About Our Four F-Scan Configurations

F-Scan tethered base
F-Scan wireless
F-Scan datalogger
F-Scan Wireless and Datalogger

F-Scan Base (Tethered)

Wires connect the sensor and scanning electronics on the subject to the computer via USB port.

  • The subject can be a distance of up to 15.24 meters (50 ft).
  • Dynamic events are captured with high scan rates up to 750 Hz.

F-Scan Wireless

Data is transmitted directly from the subject to the computer, allowing for a wide range of applications.

  • The subject can be up to 30 meters (100 ft) away and data can be recorded and displayed on the computer in real time.
  • Scanning rates of up to 100 Hz are available with wireless connectivity.

F-Scan Datalogger

Collects and stores sensor data in its internal memory for upload to a computer at a later time.

  • The datalogger system is ideal for use when a recording needs to be made over an extended period of time.
  • Scan rates of  up to 750 Hz can be achieved.

F-Scan Wireless & Datalogger 

Complete flexibility of your wireless system

  • The subject can be up to 30 meters (100 ft) away and data can be recorded and displayed on the computer in real time.
  • The datalogger system is ideal for use when a recording needs to be made over an extended period of time.

*Sensor selection dependent on application

When you choose a system that uses VersaTek™ electronics, it is possible to share electronics for other Tekscan systems to reduce your costs.  This gives you the ability to add pressure measurement platform, prosthetic, grip, seating and positioning capabilities to your Tekscan System.