The INSIGHT Scanner is a laser scanning system that creates a precise 3D model of the inner surface of a prosthetic socket in under 90 seconds. It works in conjunction with the INSIGHT Sensors which are placed around the inside of the socket and are automatically detected by the scanner. Together they analyse and deliver an accurate pressure map of the socket as worn by the patient during static and mobile tests administered by the prosthetist.
To scan a socket with INSIGHT, place the socket into the scanner with the socket opening facing up and secure it tightly in the gripping mechanism. The scanner will automatically align the socket with the scanner mechanism to provide accurate and consistent results.
To start scanning, close the scanner door and tap “scan” on the INSIGHT App. When the INSIGHT Scanner has finished creating a 3D model of the socket, open the scanner door and press and hold the release button to release the socket.
The INSIGHT Wearable attaches to the sensors placed around the socket to gather biodata and identify the problematic points that affect socket fitting. This wearable system is composed of a main unit, the INSIGHT Sensors and the INSIGHT Wearable IMU (WIMU). INSIGHT Sensors collect pressure data while the WIMU works alongside the main unit to collect inertial data and identify the patient’s gait phases.
Once the socket has been scanned and a 3D model has been created, the patient wears the prosthesis with the WIMU and Wearable, which has the sensors connected thereto.
With this setup established, the patient can wear the prosthesis and begin static and mobile test activities while the system collects biodata in real-time.
The INSIGHT Sensors are low-profile, biocompatible sensorized strips which are applied to the socket for 3D scanning and then to gather biodata when the socket is worn by the patient. The sensors are reusable up to eight times and quickly sanitized with rubbing alcohol. The INSIGHT Sensors connect to INSIGHT Wearable and are placed on the inside of the patient socket for monitoring pressure spots between the stump and socket during static and mobile testing.
The INSIGHT Sensors are placed into the socket by just peeling off the protective plastic and make it adhere to the inner surface of the socket. The adhesive of the sensors is reusable and doesn’t leave any residues. After placing the sensors, the socket will be scanned and a 3D Model with a sensor map is created.
For the pressure data acquisition, the sensors are placed within the socket and connected to the INSIGHT wearable, for execution of the static or dynamic walking tests. After the acquisition, the technician removes the sensors from the socket and sanitizes them with rubbing alcohol.
The INSIGHT App is user-friendly software that monitors and controls every device in the INSIGHT system. The app houses the patients’ history and tracks their fitting process through the entire rehabilitation phase. Data is stored in the cloud, making the app globally accessible.
The app identifies pressure points and potential problem areas in the stump-to-socket relationship by receiving data from the sensors and wearable device. In the App, the comprehensive analyses produced by INSIGHT are provided. This analysis allows technicians to achieve better fittings and an overall more efficient process.
Place INSIGHT Sensors inside the socket.
Place the socket with the sensors inside the INSIGHT Scanner.
On the INSIGHT App, select the scanner and start scanning.
While the scanner is working, add patient information.
Test the socket on the patient and analyze the pressure map.
After the necessary adjustments, the patient will have a perfectly fitting socket