Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Howard Dananberg uses F-Scan to confirm effectiveness of design
Howard Dananberg uses F-Scan to confirm effectiveness of design
07
Dec '09
The F-Scan system was used by world-renowned podiatrist Howard Dananberg, DPM to analyze the effectiveness of insole inserts for high heels. The F-Scan is a force and pressure mapping measurement system that captures dynamic plantar pressure and force information using extremely thin, high resolution sensors placed inside the shoe.

Recognizing the need for a better solution for women suffering with pain from wearing high heels, Dr. Dananberg created Insolia insole inserts. These inserts function to relieve the pressure on the ball of the foot. Using Tekscan's force and pressure mapping technology, Dr. Dananberg was able to pinpoint the pressure on the ball of the foot in a high heel shoe in comparison to the favorable foot position that is achieved with the insert. The accurate and quantified data that the F-Scan provides makes it the ideal tool to measure in-shoe force and plantar pressure. It gives you a view from inside the shoe without interfering with the natural foot function and gait pattern.

Dr. Dananberg states, "In order to design Insolia products to work in high heeled shoes, we needed an accurate way to assess pressure loads without altering the fit or design of this type of shoe. The only pressure measuring product on the market which could allow this is the F-Scan system from Tekscan. We never could have refined our products without it, and are currently using it for other new and innovative products for the shoe manufacturing business." Dr. Dananberg also uses the F-Scan to treat patients in his Bedford, NH clinic.

Insolia insole inserts are designed to shift the weight over a larger area and away from the ball of the foot, thereby redirecting it back to the heel, and resulting in less pain. The insole inserts also help prevent the feet from moving forward within the shoes, reducing back pain and improving comfort and overall posture. Dr. Dananberg states, "a woman wearing a pair of 2-inch high heels experiences 64 percent more pressure in her forefoot than in a pair of flat shoes. Insolia reduces this to 22 percent."

Insolia is available worldwide and can be purchased directly from the Insolia website. They can also be purchased as shoes with Insolia built in to them.

Tekscan's force and pressure mapping systems are used by prominent universities, hospitals, and corporations around the world to measure force and pressure in a variety of applications including footwear research and design, gait analysis and foot function, balance assessment, and wound care.

HBN Shoe LLC


Must ReadView All

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

Textiles | On 16th Dec 2017

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved a special...

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Following the ongoing crackdown in Cambodia on the opposition and...

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

US retailers’ ability to offer consumers quality products at...

Interviews View All

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala
Jansun

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search