Orthotic device

Orthotic device conception faces an important issue when it comes to objective evaluation of its adequacy to the patient’s morphology. The fit of an orthosis can be quantitatively assessed through the measurement of surface pressures at the device-body interface which subsequent analysis may lead to a sensible design improvement. Unfortunately, pressure sensors are often expensive, lack versatility and are difficult to integrate within the device without affecting the measurements accuracy.

The innovative TexiSense pressure sensing fabric overcomes these issues and allows robust pressure acquisition at the orthosis interface in everyday wear conditions. From these data, objective criteria can be derived to enhance the orthosis design.

Numerical modeling of a foot and an orthotic device.

Example of internal pressures while a footstep.