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pedarproductinfo

The quality in-shoe dynamic
pressure measuring system

Visit applications of pedar
and pedar-software

The pedar system is an accurate and reliable pressure distribution measuring system for monitoring local loads between the foot and the shoe. The pedar-X offers the ultimate versatility with its multiple standard features and operating modes. The pedar-X can be tethered to a PC via a fiber optic USB cable. It can function in a mobile capacity with its built-in state of the art Bluetooth TM technology that is able to communicate with Bluetooth TM compatible pocket, notebook, or standard PC‘s. And, as yet another alternative, the pedar-X has a built-in flash memory storage allowing data to be collected anywhere and later downloaded to the computer.

All of these features make the pedar system extremely mobile and flexible to meet virtually all testing needs such as walking, running, climbing stairs, carrying loads, playing soccer, or even riding a bicycle. The results are therefore more relevant to real-life.

The pedar system connects to highly conforming, elastic sensor insoles that cover the whole plantar surface of the foot or sensor pads for the dorsal, medial or lateral areas of the foot. The pedar system allows multiple synchronisation options to use with EMG and video systems for gait analysis.


Applications of pedar systems

  • shoe research and design
  • aid in orthotic design
  • rehabilitation assessment
  • kinetic analysis of free gait
  • long term load monitoring
  • sport biomechanics
  • biofeedback


Technical data for pedar-X system

  dimension (mm)   150x100x40
  weight (g)   400
  number of sensors (max)   256(1024)
  measurement frequency   20,000 sensors /second
  storage type   32 MB internal flash
  computer interface   fiber optic/ USB and Bluetooth TM
  operating system   Windows
  sync option   fiber optic/ TTL, in and out
  power supply   NIMh battery
  insole sizes   22 to 49 (european)

 



Download here the pedar insole catalogue 2014

To receive the complete insole catalogue and see the schematic drawing of each sensor insole, please download the "pedar insole catalogue 2014" here.

pedar-X                                        
trublu calibration device    

 
Bluetooth TM telemetry
The pedar functions with Bluetooth TM wireless telemetry systems in a wide range. The pedar system comes with a built-in Bluetooth TM system and communicates with various Bluetooth TM PC adapters. The telemetry allows the user to watch the subject and at the same time fully control the testing from a PC. The dynamic pressure data can be viewed online and the subject advised how to perform. The system is a perfect tool for teaching and for biofeedback testing.


Pedar-pda
The pedar-pda software communicates with a Windows based handheld personal digital assistant (called PDA or Pocket PC). pedar-pda data collection and presentation is performed with the handheld. Additional functions such as sensor calibration and data analysis are completed on a PC. The PDA transfers the data to a notebook or desktop computer, using the MS ActiveSync® software.

trublu calibration device
With the aid of the trublu calibration device, all sensors of the pedar system are individually calibrated. Calibration guarantees accurate and reproducible data and can be checked by the user at any time.

 

pedar software
The pedar data acquisition software contains many helpful and user friendly options for fast pressure data collection and presentation.


Features of pedar 

      • individual sensor selection
      • online and off-line modes
      • online 2D or 3D display
      • isobar display
      • numeric display
      • animation of foot contact phases
      • maximum pressure picture (MPP)
      • step selection
      • step timing analysis
      • comparison picture
      • averaged and individual gait lines
      • ASCII output
      • long term body load analysis
      • links to novel databases
      • links to novel scientific software
      • automatic data exchange between PDA and PC