What does the Footscan involve?

Balance Assessment

rs-foot-scan2The RS Footscan is advanced technology in measuring pressure and force distribution accurately at high speed and high resolution.  The data collected is very sensitive to change, providing a clear clinical picture and objective measure of an individual’s static standing balance through measurement of the level of postural sway, weight distribution through the feet and location of the centre of gravity.

Furthermore the Footscan system use small sensors that are 5mm x 7mm, these allow accurate analysis of pressure deviations under all the regions of the foot. This is necessary to get a clear picture of foot mechanics.

Gait Analysis

Your foot is in contact with the ground for about 0.8 of a second when walking and about 0.25 seconds when running.  This is too difficult for even the most experienced practitioner to see with the naked eye.  Therefore as you walk across the RS Scan footscan® pressure plate.  It will scan your foot at 500hz using 4096 pressure sensors.  This generates quantifiable static and dynamic measurements providing your physiotherapist  with comprehensive data regarding the pressure distribution of your feet.

The advanced software allows automatic division of the foot into specific regions.  This allows force and pressure distribution within these areas to be analysed and associated with certain foot mechanics and functions.

Force and pressure distribution in all regions of the foot can be analysed in graphical format allowing insight into force and pressure in both localized and general areas under the foot during stance phase and gait.