Pressure sensing measurement mat with MatScan

MatScan

Low-profile pressure sensing mat that captures static and dynamic pressure measurement data for foot function and gait analysis, as well as balance, sway and postural data.

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Description

Foot Pressure Measurement

The MatScan™, part of the ClassicMat family, is Tekscan's low profile foot pressure measurement platform. Combined with Tekscan's innovative software, the mats can be used for a variety of applications such as foot function analysis, gait analysis, postural stability, sway analysis, fall risk assessments and pressure offloading.

MatScan™ Pressure Mat System Features

  • Low-profile mat - platform height of only 0.225 in. (0.57 cm)
  • Quick and easy set up with USB connection
  • Available with either Evolution™ or VersaTek™ electronics
    • Scanning speed of up to 100 Hz with Evolution electronics
    • Scanning speed of up to 440 Hz with VersaTek electronics
  • Provides objective and quantifiable pressure data
  • Compatible with gait lab technology, such as EMG and motion capture systems
  • 3 hardware choices available: tethered, wireless, and/or datalogger

Software Selection

  • FootMat™ for Clinicians Collects static and dynamic pressure data for analyzing foot function and gait. Software includes automated analysis and reporting.

  • FootMat Software for Researchers Contains the same core features as the software for clinicians but has added features specific to research applications (for example: the ability to export to Excel, ASCII and MATLAB®)

  • SportsAT™ Software Software includes essential balance tools and standardized concussion test protocols, including Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT3™).

SportsAT Software automates the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) for more objective results.SportsAT Software automates the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) for more objective results. FootMat Software 3-Box protocol. Click to enlarge.FootMat Software 3-Box protocol. Click to enlarge.

Watch the video below to see a demonstration of our foot function analysis software.

For multi-step analysis, please visit our Strideway™ System.

Applications

Versatile Software Solutions for Versatile Applications

With three different software solutions to choose from and more additional add-on software applications, the application possibilities are endless.

  • Reduce incidence of ulcers and/or pressure sores by observing what the neuropathic foot cannot feel
  • Provide supporting documentation for fee-for-service approach and/or insurance claims
  • Use as an educational tool to teach rehabilitation exercises for the lower limb
  • Identify plantar pressure profile asymmetries between left and right feet
  • Perform in-depth analysis of foot function by isolating sections of the foot such as the heel, mid-foot, and forefoot
  • Baseline and concussion assessment testing
  • Review dynamic weight transfer and local pressure concentrations
  • Identify areas of potential ulcerations
  • Monitor improvements in balance, strength & weight bearing

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

Application Flyers

Choose from the list of flyers below to learn more about the different applications possible with our products:

Concussion Assessments

Foot Function

Balance & Stability

Configuration

MatScan™ System Connection Options

The MatScan™ system includes the sensor platform, scanning electronics and a choice of software: FootMat™ Software for Clinicians (research version available for an additional cost) or SportsAT™.

Choice of Evolution™ electronics or if higher scanning rates are desired, VersaTek™ electronics (for scanning rates up to 440 Hz).

The MatScan is available in different connection types including wireless and datalogger.

MatScan Tethered: Wires connect the sensor and scanning electronics from the floor mat to the computer via USB port.

MatScan TetheredMatScan Tethered

*VersaTek system shown.

Dynamic events are captured with scan rates of 100 Hz (Evolution) or 440 Hz (VersaTek).

MatScan Wireless: Data is transmitted directly from the floor mat to the computer, allowing for a wide range of applications.

MatScan WirelessMatScan Wireless

The floor mat 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.

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

MatScan DataloggerMatScan Datalogger

Ideal for use when a recording needs to be made over an extended period of time. Scan rates of 440 Hz can be achieved.

MatScan Wireless and Datalogger: Both options offer complete flexibility.

What are VersaTek and Evolution electronics?

Evolution and VersaTek electronics connect to the sensor, gather the data from the sensor, and then process and send this data to your computer via USB connection. When you choose a system that uses VersaTek electronics, it is possible to share electronics for other Tekscan systems to reduce your costs.

  • Evolution electronics provide a maximum scanning speed of 100 Hz
  • VersaTek electronics provide a maximum scanning speed of 440 Hz

Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

Sensors

MatScan™ Pressure Sensors

  • Resistive technology
  • Sensing area is 17.16 x 14.52" (435.9 x 368.8 mm)
  • Assess subjects while walking and standing using 2,288 sensing elements
  • Pressure range is 125 psi/862 kPa
  • Floor mat height is 0.225" (0.57 cm)

Software

MatScan™ Software Compatibility

The MatScan™ platform supports the full suite of software applications for foot function, gait, peak plantar pressure, weight distribution, stance timing, balance and sway analysis and concussion assessments.

The price of the mat includes one of the following software:

FootMat Software for Clinicians generates comprehensive reports.FootMat Software for Clinicians generates comprehensive reports.FootMat™ Software for Clinicians:: Collects static and dynamic pressure data for analyzing foot function and gait. Software includes automated analysis and reporting.

FootMat Software showing 3-Box foot parameters table.FootMat Software showing 3-Box foot parameters table.FootMat Software for Researchers: Contains the same core features as the FootMat Software for Clinicians but has added features for a more detailed analysis. Including data export capabilities (ASCII, AVI, Excel, MATLAB®), additional calibration points and the ability to synchronize with external devices. (Additional charges apply.)

SCAT3 sample report.SCAT3 sample report.SportsAT™ software includes essential balance tools and standardized concussion test protocols, including Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT3™).

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.

Add-ons

Add-Ons

Optional add-on protocols and software can be purchased for an additional cost. A software development kit is also available that enables you to build your own applications.