Dynamic Gait and Pressure Analysis Report

The Footmaxx system provides a dynamic, weight-bearing biomechanical patient assessment and enables digital patient data to be transmitted via modem to the Footmaxx laboratory where it is analyzed by the proprietary diagnostic software, Metascan™. Metascan generates a Dynamic Gait and Pressure Analysis Report containing 2D and 3D color images of the patient’s footstep, data on kinetic pressure patterns during the stance phase of gait, and a conclusion describing any biomechanical abnormality detected as compared to normal gait values. If an aberrant biomechanical pattern is detected, Metascan also specifies the prescription for custom foot orthotics.

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Biomechanical Assessment of Gait

70% of patients tested showed moderate to severe abnormalities when walking.

The human eye observes at a frequency of 7 images per second.

The Metascan™ pressure mat scans the stance phase of gait at 150 images per second.

  • Assess new patients for foot function
  • Captures dynamic function
  • Great communication to patient

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Interpreting the Center of Pressure Line

 

Center of Pressure Line

Short (heel through mid-foot)

Metatarsalgia • Dropped metatarsal head(s) • Sesamoiditis • Hyper-lordosis

Accommodations: 1st ray cut-out, met bar, met pad
Suggested Orthotics: Sulcus-length Dress, Pro-Baseball, Allsport

Normal center of pressure (COP) line shown in red.
Deviated COP line shown in black.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using Metascan™

 

Getting Started

  • Power on laptop (plug power cord into wall if battery needs charging).
  • Plug the USB cable from laptop into the Metascan mat. Your mat should have a green and red light at this point.
  • Double-click on the Footmaxx icon (footmaxx5v).
  • Click on "Patient File Manager."
  • Use the drop-down menus at top of screen to choose the correct clinic and practitioner.
  • Click on "Add Patient."

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  • Recommended Procedure for Taking Foam Impressions

    Step 1

    Align Patients body properly. Establish a right (90 degree) angle at hip, knee and ankle. Observe feet to ensure proper neutral positioning.

     

     

     

    Step 2

    Ensure ankle is neither supinated nor pronated.

     

     

     

    Step 3

    Hold ankle in neutral position by supporting the talus to prevent pronation when impression is made. Instruct patient to apply no pressure. Place free hand on patients knee and press down, pushing patients foot 1-1.5 inches into foam. Simultaneously, apply pressure to lateral aspect of foot with other hand.

     

     

    Step 4

    Finish impression by pressing toes into foam.

     

     

      

    Step 5

    Inspect each impression for defects or an uneven nature of the weight-bearing surface or abnormal plantar contour.

     

    Repeat procedure with patients other foot.

    • Web-based software accessible from anywhere 
    • 2 hardware options: with or without stand (Scanning requires USB connection to a Windows-based computer)
    • 3 casting options: Non-weight-bearing, semi-weight-bearing, or weight-bearing 
    • Up to 800,000 data points
    • As fast as 8-second scan time
    •  250 micrometers scan resolution
    • 14” x 6” field of view
    • Variable positioning

     

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