High-tech heel pad tissue analysis: Orthotic implications

By Jordana Bieze Foster The use of technology to improve orthotic design is not limited to CAD-CAM applications, as demonstrated by University of Salford researchers in two presentations at the Orthotics Technology Forum. Daniel Parker, a doctoral student in the university’s School of Health Sciences, and colleagues have developed a machine that replicates the forces that occur under the heel during the gait cycle and assesses tissue response to those forces. The Soft Tissue Response Imaging Device, affectionately known as STRIDE, operates with the patient standing on a platform with his or her foot braced to limit motion

By Jordana Bieze Foster The use of technology to improve orthotic design is not limited to CAD-CAM applications, as demonstrated by University of Salford researchers in two presentations at the Orthotics Technology Forum. Daniel Parker, a doctoral student in the university’s School of Health Sciences, and colleagues have developed a machine that replicates the forces that occur under the heel during the gait cycle and assesses tissue response to those forces. The Soft Tissue Response Imaging Device, affectionately known as STRIDE, operates with the patient standing on a platform with his or her foot braced to limit motion

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High-tech heel pad tissue analysis: Orthotic implications