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AOMS TOT scanner for iPad

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by adall, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. adall

    adall Member

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    I'm looking for a little advice. I am looking into buying a 3D scanner and as i work from 3 different locations, I am looking for something portable. Has anyone on the arena had any experience of using the AOMS TOT scanner for the iPad? It seems to fit the bill nicely; however I am a little worried about the quality of such a portable device. Any advice would be gratefully received.

  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Best place to start is ask the lab that you want to do business with what scanners they can accept scans from.

    There are several portable scanners available and I assume that there will be more soon. eg this one: http://www.orthoticscanner.com/
  3. adall

    adall Member

    Thanks Craig,

    It was the lab who put me onto the scanner but they currently do not have anyone using this particular system.
  4. My advice? You can buy an awful lot of plaster splints for the cost of a 3D scanner. Unless you are doing a high volume of foot orthoses at all three locations, I would hold off on purchasing a scanner until the technology matures further.
  5. adall

    adall Member

    Thanks for the advice Kevin,

    That is certainly my main concern- this device comes in at less than 500 usd so is a good deal cheaper than anything else I have looked at. I guess it is a time issue- it would save time taking cast and then packaging/posting them.

    All the best,

  6. Phil Wells

    Phil Wells Active Member

    Hi Alastair

    If possible I would hold back from hardware purchases as there is a trend towards applications that use the standard phone camera hardware and then via remote processing create a 3D file.
    Not quite there yet but pretty close.
    The systems will probably charge a click fee per scan so it will come to numbers and cost/benefit.

  7. adall

    adall Member

    Cheers Phil.
  8. brekin

    brekin Active Member

  9. Ian Drakard

    Ian Drakard Active Member

    The system you mentioned and the link provided by Craig are both based on the Structure scanner http://structure.io/getstarted
    The quality is no problem for making orthotics. I've been using a similar scanner for 2+ years now.

    The costs are minmal but the bigger question is does it allow you to capture the foot in the way you want to. With most of the optical scanners is it's hard to manipulate the foot while making a scan.

    I often will use some other form of casting and scan that to achieve the result I'm after. If you think it fits in with the way you work go for it.
  10. joejared

    joejared Active Member

    Within my network, Wavefront Object files and binary STL files are supported. Configuration for my own network is as simple as emailing the orders to companyid_at_oretek.com and requires no user intervention on their part to receive it, nor are there any click charges for making the transmission possible. In the very near future, I expect to release a similar freeware app for both IPADs and Iphones and integration of each lab's prescription form, at least for the IPAD version. Personally, I really like the structure sensor and see that sort of technology as a real game changer in our industry. Native to linux is a program, Meshlab, that can be used to view these scans, and there are also MAC and Windows versions of it.

    The newer version of the SDK adds a high resolution option, further improving accuracy of the device. For most versions, the color feature adds another option, the ability to mark out areas of interest on the foot, which the lab can use as a reference for the design of the device.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015

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