18 05, 2017

Hands-on vs. Hands-free Scanning

By |2017-05-18T14:27:53-07:00May 18th, 2017|Categories: Technology|0 Comments

The Question Do you want your hands on the scanner, or do you want your hands on the patient’s foot? The Occipital Structure scanner is rapidly being adopted as the 3D scanner of choice by many foot, ankle, and knee orthotic facilities. It’s not hard to see why. At a cost of just US$349, it delivers [...]

4 04, 2017

A Review of Common Scanning Technologies in Pedorthics

By |2017-08-15T11:56:47-07:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: Orthotics, Technology|2 Comments

Scanning technology has accelerated over the past 20 years. Looking back on those early days when scanners were bulky, slow, unreliable and expensive, the scanners of today are infinitely more affordable - offering increasingly lightweight, real-time, and precise 3-dimensional impressions. This is a review of contemporary scanners available to clinicians in the foot orthotic space. Structured [...]