In client cases where the foot impression is obtained directly resting on the glass or off the floor with an iPad scan, both the image of the heel and the forefoot are altered, and the plantar foot accuracy appears significantly diminished, this is fundamental data for the optimal design and manufacture of a 3D printed orthotic. In the case of the Podoactiva 3D Scan, we capture the foot in a close real-world situation, weightbearing, windlass adjustable, collecting the soft tissue and simulating the situation inside the shoe.
All this data is processed thanks to a specific software, and later they go to the department of engineering for template design. In this process, finite element calculation concepts are applied that allow a virtual simulation of the behavior of the insole on the patient’s foot, considering its geometry, weight and dynamics.
As a result, perfectly personalized insoles are obtained adapted to the biometrics and anatomy of each patient, allowing Podoactiva insoles to be of high quality, thinner, more flexible and comfortable, and with greater dynamic response and elastic memory, also thanks to the use of exclusive materials within in its manufacture.
Our exclusive scanning system It is applied in all the hospitals and clinics where Podoactiva is present, both in Spain and international clinics.
About 250 podiatrists have been trained in the facilities of the central headquarters of Podoactiva in Huesca, the largest space dedicated to the podiatry and biomechanics in Europe, to learn the 3D Scan Podoactiva methodology, as well as the company’s own protocols, for its subsequent application.