Ultra-thin, in-shoe sensors capture timing & pressure information for foot function & gait analysis.
The F-Scan® 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.
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.
Leading podiatrists, physical therapists, certified pedorthists and orthotists/prosthetists around the world have benefited from using the F-Scan System. Now, clinicians can generate print-friendly reports for documenting patient progress at the click of a button.
View our bibliography to see the broad depth of applications for the F-Scan.
Download the flyers below to learn more about the different applications possible with our products:
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.
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 30.5 meters (100 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 100 meters (328 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 750 Hz can be achieved.
F-Scan Wireless & Datalogger: With both options available, there is complete flexibility.
*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. Giving you the ability to add pressure measurement platforms prosthetic, grip, and seating & positioning capabilities to your Tekscan System.
F-Scan® sensors have optimal spatial resolution for in-shoe pressure measurements. The sensors are ultra-thin yet durable enough to last for multiple trials.
3000EThe standard in-shoe resistive technology sensor used for most standard applications
Pressure ranges of 50-75 psi/345-517 kPa (sensitive) to 125 psi/862 kPa (standard)
Assess subjects while in motion using 960 sensing elements
Extremely thin (0.007 in/0.15 mm) sensor that fits insole sizes up to a men's 14 USA
3001E An extended sensor tab allows for use with high-ankle footwear such as ski, military or work boots
3005E An extra large in-shoe sensor, trimmable down from a men's size 24E USA
Actual software recording synchronized with illustrations of the gait cycle. Please note gait cycle illustrations are not included in the software.
Tekscan offers two versions of software depending on the application of the system, clinical software (base) or research software. The research software contains additional features such as:
All Tekscan software works with current Windows based operating systems. To view the complete computer requirements click here.
The software is available in several languages including Spanish, French and German. View software languages available.
"One power of the F-Scan® system lies in the immediate and totally obvious visual feedback. Most cases are definitive even without referring to the staggering ability of the software to represent the data in any way you can think of. This simplicity combined with the fact that it is a foolproof means of pre- and post-testing treatment methodology makes this system invaluable to the clinician."
Larry Pace, PTA, CSCS, USA Triathlon Coach, SATORI Physical Therapy & PACE Sports Training, Orange, CA
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