What is the F-Socket™?

The F-Socket pressure system is used to address the needs of Orthotists & Prosthetists (O & P) by enabling improved design, fit, and function of prosthetic limbs. The system includes a paper-thin, high-resolution sensor that can be trimmed into freely floating fingers to closely approximate the curvature of the socket interface.

F-Socket Features & Benefits

  • Provides detailed pressure profiles and graphical displays for quantitative analysis
  • Closely examines the formation of pressures within the socket interface during the various phases of gait, allowing you to modify the socket/stump interface accordingly
  • Sensors trim to fit prosthetic
  • Improve design and fit of sockets and prosthetics
  • Increase longevity for wear of socket and use of prosthesis
  • Tangible, visible biofeedback, therefore increasing compliance and tolerance of the amputee to the socket and prostheses

F-Socket system in actionF-Socket system in action

F-Socket Software provides information on peak pressures, force vs. time graphs and center of force (CoF).F-Socket Software provides information on peak pressures, force vs. time graphs and center of force (CoF).

F-Socket is Used by Clinicians and Researchers to:

  • Assess the design and evaluate function of the socket
  • Evaluate areas of patient discomfort
  • Examine the distribution of pressure during various phases of gait

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

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F-Socket Components

Tekscan systems consist of scanning electronics, software and patented thin-film sensors. Wires connect the sensor and scanning electronics on the subject to the computer via USB port. Dynamic events are captured with high scan rates up to 160 Hz.

The F-Socket System Includes:

  • VersaTek™ Cuff(s)
  • VersaTek 2-Port Hub
  • F- Socket Software CD
  • Sensor(s) #9811E

Diagram of the F-Socket system.Diagram of the F-Socket system.

Sensors

Medical Sensor 9811E

544.8 mm x 76.6 mm (21.5 in. x 3.0 in.)

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Medical Sensor 9833E

544.8 mm x 190.5 mm (21.5 in. x 7.5 in)

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Software

The software is available in several languages including Spanish, French and German. View available software languages.

  • Display 2D and 3D real-time and recorded data
  • Display contact area, average and peak pressures, and Center of Pressure and its trajectory
  • View data frame by frame
  • Side-by-side comparisons of pre- and post-treatment conditions
  • Measure distance between two points (anatomical landmarks or sites)
  • Isolate and analyze specific regions
  • Import and export subject movie files

Sample F-Socket software showing the video synchronization add-on feature.Sample F-Socket software showing the video synchronization add-on feature.

Additional Resources

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