Hoof pressure measurement

Hoof System

Provides pressure data for the analysis, interpretation, and treatment of equine or large animal gait and ambulatory function.

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Description

Hoof™ System Features

Hoof pressure measured on laptopHoof pressure measured on laptop

  • Combines practical biomechanics with computer aided technology to revolutionize the analysis, interpretation, and treatment of equine or large animal gait and ambulatory function.
  • Offers instantaneous data at every critical phase by providing objective, quantifiable data to effectively treat lameness, hoof, shoeing, and other gait related disorders in shod and unshod animals
  • Wireless capability allows for accurate data capture of the horse's true gait up to 100 meters away from the computer
  • Scanning speed of 100 Hz with the wireless system and 750 Hz with the datalogger system.
  • The Hoof sensor is specifically designed for animal hooves and paws
  • With Datalogger, data can be recorded and stored for upload at a later time and the horse can also be over 100 meters away from the computer!

Benefits of Pressure Mapping

  • Manage animal gait and ambulatory function
  • Reduce lameness by providing early assessment and institution of proper treatment
  • Use in pre-purchase examination or performance testing
  • Easy to apply and use in shod or unshod animals
  • Document analysis and treatment plus print data and graphs

Applications

Hoof™ System Applications

  • Animal gait studies and research
  • Detect hoof imbalances
  • Assist in differentiating the causes of lameness, such as laminitis, caudal heel syndrome, and degenerative joint disease.
  • Design and evaluate appropriate shoeing for performance horses.
  • Evaluate and monitor responses to variable treatments such as joint injections, surgery, pain medication, or corrective shoeing.
  • Assess and confirm soundness

Numerous articles have been published regarding pressure mapping and its applications. Tekscan has compiled a list of these research publications in our Medical Bibliography.

Configuration

Hoof™ System Configuration Options

A Tekscan system consists of scanning electronics, software and patented thin-film sensors.

Hoof System Components

System Setup System Description System Components

Hoof Wireless
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 away and data can be recorded and displayed on the computer in real time. A 100 Hz scan rate is available with wireless connectivity.

 

2 VersaTek™ Cuffs
VersaTek 2-Port Hub
Hoof™ Software CD
Hoof Sensors Model #3200
Wireless Unit

Hoof Datalogger

Datalogger

Collects and stores sensor data in its internal memory for upload to a computer at a later time. The subject can travel over 100 meters from the computer and can be used when a recording needs to be made over an extended period of time. Scan rates of 750 Hz can be achieved.

2 VersaTek Cuffs
VersaTek 2-Port Hub
Hoof Software CD
Hoof Sensors Model #3200
Datalogger Unit
8 GB Memory Card

Hoof Wireless & Datalogger

Both options offer complete flexibility.

2 VersaTek Cuffs
VersaTek 2-Port Hub Hoof Software CD
Hoof Sensors Model #3200
Wireless/ Datalogger Unit
8 GB Memory Card

Hoof System in the field

VersaTek Cuffs - Every VersaTek based system uses specially designed scanning electronics called Cuffs. The Cuffs connect to the sensor, gather the data from the sensor, and then process and wirelessly transmit the data to your computer. VersaTek electronics sample at the fastest speeds and are compatible with other VersaTek sensors, giving you the ability to add in-shoe, prosthetic, grip, and seating & positioning capabilities to your Tekscan System.

Components depend on system configuration.  Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

Sensors

Hoof™ Pressure Measurement Sensors

Software

Hoof™ Software Features

Hoof AnalysisHoof Analysis

  • Display 2-D and 3-D 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 of the hoof
  • Import and export subject movie files

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

Add-ons

Add-Ons