Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 -- Tekscan, Inc., the leading manufacturer of pressure measurement tools for foot function and gait analysis, will be hosting their annual Gait and Foot Function Analysis Seminar on October 5-6, 2013. The seminar will be hosted at the University of North Texas, Health Science Center, in Fort Worth. Through a combination of hands on workshops, presentations and lectures, attendees will learn how to evaluate and analyze gait with Tekscan’s in-shoe and floor mat plantar pressure measurement systems. The seminar will be beneficial for research and clinical professionals who assess foot function and gait abnormalities on a regular basis.
Attendees will hear from six speakers of diverse backgrounds, with a combined 30 years of experience using Tekscan products, who will demonstrate the breadth of the system capabilities for evaluating and diagnosing gait and foot function abnormalities. The numerous resources available to the attendees will make it the most comprehensive educational seminar offered by Tekscan Medical in 2013.
Hao (Howe) Liu, PhD, MD – Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Bradley Davidson, PhD – Assistant Professor, University of Denver
Dean Moore, DPM – owner, Foot and Ankle Performance Center
John Kolar, PhD – Clinical Anthropologist, Craniofacial Center, Medical City Children’s Hospital
Kanlaya Ditthakasem, MNS, RN, CCRP – Craniofacial Research Nurse, Craniofacial Center, Medical City Children’s Hospital
Norman Murphy, PhD – Director of Product & Market Research & Development, Tekscan, Inc.
Dr. Liu will discuss his experiences with the F-Scan® and Walkway™ systems in research projects focusing on older adults who use ambulatory devices for daily mobility. Dr. Davidson will share his experiences using the F-Scan for research on the unloading capacities of various ankle foot orthoses. Dr. Moore, who uses the F-Scan system in his podiatry practice to treat and diagnose patients, will explain how he has successfully incorporated the F-Scan into his practice. Dr. Kolar will discuss his use of plantar pressure data to analyze children with Apert syndrome. Ms. Ditthakasem specializes in gait analysis and plantar pressure distribution patterns of children with FGR2 syndromes. Dr. Murphy will explain how to interpret the data collected from the F-Scan (in-shoe) and MatScan® (floor mat) systems in the context of human biomechanics.
Seminar attendees from an assortment of backgrounds, including physical therapy, podiatry, pedorthics, kinesiology, biomechanics, and O&P; so they will be able to share their knowledge across specialties. In addition to hearing from speakers, attendees will participate in hands-on workshops, giving them real-life experience using the systems to collect and analyze data. Researchers will be able to network with each other to review case studies, share research ideas and discuss best practices for incorporating the systems into projects. Clinical users will be able to share their thoughts on implementing the technology into their practices as an educational tool for patients, discuss how to analyze the data to improve patient care and validate patient treatments. As always, Tekscan staff will be available to answer questions.
User education and training is an important focus at Tekscan, who has been hosting educational seminars since 2004. For more information, or to register for the upcoming seminar, visit http://www.tekscan.com/gait-and-foot-function-seminar. Or contact Katrina Mitchell, Marketing Campaign Coordinator, at 617-464-4500 ex 270 or kmitchell(at)tekscan(dot)com.
Tekscan, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of research validated pressure measurement systems, which are used by prominent universities, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and corporations around the world for a variety of applications. For more information on Tekscan’s medical group, visit http://www.tekscan.com/medical, call 617-464-4500, or email marketing(at)tekscan(dot)com.
Katrina Mitchell, Tekscan, Inc., (617) 464-4500 x270, [email protected]