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The incorporation of the TrueDepth camera into podiatry practice has revolutionized the capture of 3D foot scans for building custom insoles. Let’s delve into why podiatrists love this system and how it can benefit you.

1. Streamlined Foot Scanning Process

No messy plaster molds. No clunky machinery. No difficult integrations. Podiatrists have embraced the TrueDepth camera as a tool for streamlining the insole creating process. They can capture accurate 3D representations of patients’ feet quickly and conveniently, eliminating the need for manual measurements and traditional casting methods, reducing patient discomfort, and saving valuable time (Raspovic et al., 2021). By scanning from home, we can save you even more time and money, as well as providing faster overall turnaround.

2. Enhanced Precision and Customization

The TrueDepth camera captures insanely high-resolution 3D imaging. This detailed representation facilitates the creation of custom insoles tailored to your unique anatomical characteristics (Cobb et al., 2020). Studies have demonstrated that custom insoles made using TrueDepth exhibit improved fit, comfort, and therapeutic outcomes compared to generic alternatives (Leong et al., 2021).

3. Integration of Digital Foot Scans with CAD/CAM Technology

We integrate TrueDepth foot scans with Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems, allowing us to convert the digital scans into 3D models. We can then apply powerful AI to correct for malpositioning during the scan process, previously impossible with traditional scanning methods (Chen et al., 2020). This minimizes human error, enhances efficiency, and ensures consistent and accurate production of orthotic devices.

4. Patient Engagement and Communication

You get to see your 3D scans in real time. Our team can use these images to better explain foot conditions, biomechanical issues, and the benefits of custom insoles (Ferrari et al., 2022). This visual aid fosters better understanding of foot conditions, enabling you to actively participate in the treatment process and make informed decisions about your foot health.

The TrueDepth technology is widely accepted by practicing podiatrists for its many benefits. By putting it in your hands, we can deliver the same podiatric quality insoles without any of the inconvenience or extra costs.

References:

1) Cobb J, Palomo-Lopez P, McCandlish R, et al. (2020). A comparison of foot scanning techniques for orthotic design. Prosthet Orthot Int, 44(6), 353-361.

2) Ferrari G, Gatt A, Scolaro C, et al. (2022). 3D Optical Scanning in Podiatry: A Comprehensive Review. J Foot Ankle Res, 15(1), 34.

3) Leong HK, Zayed HA, Makkar S, et al. (2021). Evaluation of Plantar Pressure in Diabetic Patients with Custom 3D-Printed Insoles Using the TruDepth iPhone X. Cureus, 13(2), e13261.

4) Raspovic A, Abrahams L, Neubeck L, et al. (2021). An evaluation of 3D foot scanning: Feasibility and patient satisfaction for pressure ulcer prevention in people with diabetes. J Foot Ankle Res, 14(1), 7.

5) Chen B, Wu Y, Chen S, et al. (2020). Application of smartphone-based three-dimensional scanning in orthotic insole fabrication. J Orthop Surg Res, 15(1), 378.

About the Author

Dr. Zac Cartun

After graduating medical school from the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Zac Cartun consulted for health-tech companies expanding medical care. Since earning his M.B.A from Wharton X INSEAD, he is now bringing orthopedic and podiatric care to the home.