What is the Hoof™ System?

The Hoof System combines practical biomechanics with computer-aided technology to revolutionize the analysis, interpretation, and treatment of equine or large animal gait and ambulatory function. It 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.

Hoof System Features & Benefits​

  • The Hoof sensor is specifically designed for animal hooves and paws
  • 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
  • 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
horse and laptop

Large animal gait analysis

The Hoof System is Used by Veterinarians and Researchers to:

  • 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

View our bibliography to see the broad depth of applications for the Hoof System.


Hoof System Components

Tekscan systems consist of scanning electronics, software and patented thin-film sensors. Data is transmitted wirelessly 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. Scanning rates up to 100 are available with wireless connectivity.

The Hoof System includes:

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

Hoof Wireless Configuration


Medical Sensor 3200E

For VersaTek electronics (standard system)

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Medical Sensor 3200

For PCI Connections

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Note: PCI is a legacy Hoof system. While the PCI connection has been discontinued, Tekscan still offers sensors for purchase.


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 of the hoof
  • Import and export subject movie files

Video synchronization

Additional Resources

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