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Pressure Measurement

MANUFACTURER Tekscan (manufacturer's website)
MODEL F-Scan ® System
CONTACT 1 External enquiries: Martine Townsend - Grants & Funding Unit
CONTACT 2 Internal enquiries: Professor Jim Richards
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SITE Harrington Site

Description

Pressure Measurement – Tekscan, F-Scan ® System

Why is pressure important to the foot?

  • Excessive pressures can cause tissue damage.
  • Pressure can be a main cause of ulceration.
  • Assessment of pressure may be able to predict when and where ulceration might occur, allowing the clinician to prevent serve damage taking place.

The F-Scan ® system provides bipedal plantar pressure and force measurements on the feet using paper-thin reusable sensors placed in to the patients’ shoes. The system instantly detects, displays, and records plantar pressures and forces without interfering with normal gait pattern for the truest measurements available. The quantitative information shown will enhance your ability to evaluate, substantiate, and document your diagnosis. With the F-Scan system, you get a view from inside the shoe.

The F-Scan ® system is part of the Movement Analysis Laboratory which supports the work of the Allied Health Professions Research Unit.

Item ID #82.

Last Updated: 9th August, 2017