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Capture Wand System

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The Capture Wand System is an iPad Mini-based scanning device with unprecedented ease of use and portable convenience. Requiring only one hand to scan, the Wand allows the practitioner to capture a 3-D image of the foot in a neutral, non-weight-bearing position while the patient is seated in the treatment chair. Its application automatically populates an electronic order form that's sent directly to our laboratory. The ultimate in portability, the Wand can be utilized across multiple offices and is easily stored out of sight. Call Performance for details or click here to learn more. 



Welcome to the next generation of podiatric scanning. The Capture Wand System of scanning eliminates the time and cost of traditional casting. It produces a highly accurate scan in only a few seconds and slashes both material and labor costs. 

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The Capture Wand System employs an iPad Mini with a structure sensor, which allows the practitioner to capture dense geometry, such as the plantar surface of the foot, in real-time. The sensor enables the scanner to simulate high-fidelity 3-D models with high-resolution textures in just seconds. 

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The sensor uses an infrared, structured light projector and uniform infrared LED to triangulate the coordinates between the iPad's on-board camera, the foot and the structure sensor, providing an accurate 3-D image. 

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While looking at the iPad screen, the practitioner centers the patient's foot in an outlined, 3-D rectangle, known as the bounding box. The practitioner grips the Capture Wand's non-slip handle and holds the device approximately 40 cm from from the plantar surface of the patient's foot, centering the foot inside the bounding box.

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This allows the practitioner to cover the foot with plaster, which indicates when the surface is captured in 3-D to an accuracy of 0.5mm at 40cm (0.15%).

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The Capture Wand not only captures the plantar surface of the foot but also the posterior heel and medial and lateral sides of the foot, providing the laboratory with crucial rearfoot heel architecture. These data help establish a rearfoot bisection line that allows the forefoot to be accurately posted.

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The scanner's software application automatically populates an order form that accompanies the scans when sent to the laboratory. The app's database manages all order forms and scans.

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Practitioner's offices can submit scans to the laboratory in consecutive batches. Finished appliances are grouped together for shipping to maximize savings on return postage.



Glass Scan

Accurate neutral position scanning with the iPad is a two person job.

GlassScan allows a single clinician to set the foot in a neutral position while scanning.

The caster sets the lower leg on the GlassScan base plate and positions the STJ in a neutral position.

GlassScan's carefully designed trapezoidal cut out allows full pronation of the midtarsal joint so the forefoot can assume its non-weight bearing position.

Since GlassScan is transparent, the iPad scanner cannot see it, so the image is clear and accurate.

The trapezoidal shaped cut out will accommodate all foot sizes from toddlers to the largest foot types.

To learn how you can start using GlassScan in your practice click here.