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Open Format 3D Scanners for Orthotic Insoles

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Vismach, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Vismach

    Vismach Welcome New Poster

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    Hi all,

    Vismach makes 3D scanners for insoles. Our scanners are serving many premium labs in their efforts to expand, in more than 10 countries. All our scanners are open platform, which support any open CAD software, and can be customized with lab logo and integrated into existing data management systems very easily.

    We continue to make better 3D solutions for the foot orthotic and orthopedic shoes.


    If the forum admin thinks this constitute advertising, please delete it and let me know. Don't want to break any rules.

    Wei Shi
    Vismach Technology Ltd.
  2. Lab Guy

    Lab Guy Well-Known Member


    Why did you not ask the forum admin permission to plug your company prior to posting? You are forgiven if you support this forum, your target audience, by advertising your scanner here.

    Is your company going to advertise on Podiatry-Arena.com, the premiere international biomechanical forum in the world?

  3. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    Wei this scanner looks a great deal like an upgrade to technology I was able to use for a while called ScanAny? Is this software compatible with Shang (AOMS) systems?
  4. joejared

    joejared Active Member

    Assuming the file format STL is binary, and there's a left right specifier in the filename, they can be automatically received by email to any of my client/server customers as specified on my website. Based on how much farther away from the foot you have to be to scan, it's probably a less accurate system, but more modern camera hardware may well be able to compensate. When my system receives STL or RAW files, the naming convention is changed, slightly, to .ra# and .st# (left=1 and right=2), and ultimately converted to OreTek format, once a prescription is in place to define the material type. There are no plans to make OreTek RadScan open format out of loyalty to the OreTek client base.
  5. IMASS Si

    IMASS Si Member

    How does this system compare to a 3D pin measuring system?
  6. Optical based scanners can generally be used either weightberaing or non-weightbearing whereas pin based digitizers are only really designed for weightbearing negative model capture. Weightbearing negative model accusition is generally more repeatable, but more difficult to manipulate the plantar contour of the foot; if you believe in a Rootian approach then it is impossible to capture the Rootian forefoot to rearfoot alignment with a weightbearing approach. Ultimately, all that a scanner or a plaster cast or a foam box does is capture a shape; the starting point of the orthosis design process. The real trick is in manipulating the surface topography, load/deformation and frictional characteristics of the foot orthosis to provide the desired modification of reaction forces at the foot-orthosis interface. Any tool can buy the tools of technology, but designing and manufacturing efficacious foot orthoses is a different story.

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