Product ID: FS3F-1The FootSTEPS system is used to conduct gait analysis of the human foot. One area of interest in gait analysis is related to ulcer formation in diabetic feet. Peak plantar pressure has been used as a predictor of ulcer formation in the past but studies have yielded only moderate correlations between diabetic foot ulcers and peak plantar pressure. Plantar shear is being investigated as a source of ulcer formation and only FootSTEPS provides the capability and resolution necessary to conduct both plantar shear and peak plantar pressure studies simultaneously.
Why FootSTEPS?High-resolution visualization of plantar interactions with the ground will help to evaluate pressure and shear data at specific plantar locations during gait. The information gained from studies using FootSTEPS for diabetic patients may help to predict skin breakdown and ulcer formation. Custom orthotics can be designed specifically for each patient to mitigate development of ulceration or tissue breakdown in the foot.