Fuel3D, a leading 3D capture and imaging innovator, today announced that its scanning technology has successfully been deployed in a new 3D foot-scanning system for the orthotics industry.
This is the first custom enterprise solution to be launched using Fuel3D’s software and hardware technology, and comes hot on the heels of the company announcing Horizon 2020 funding for the development of a 270 degree scanning system for the eyewear sector.
Eyewear and orthotics are just two of many market sectors in which Fuel3D is engaged through its enterprise projects team. The company is also operating in sectors such as healthcare, clinical research and forensics, with more project and collaboration announcements expected in the months ahead.
Premiered for the first time last week at the World Congress of Podiatry in Montreal, Canada, the CryoScan3D was developed with Cryos Technologies, a technology innovator in the orthotics sector. The foot scanner quickly captures high-resolution, full-color 3D models of the foot in a range of positions to enable the creation of dynamic foot orthotics.
According to a recent study from IndustryARC, the global foot orthotic insoles market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% to reach $3.5 billion by 2020.
“Gone are the days of plaster moulds and geographic limitations in our industry – digital imaging allows the podiatry and orthotics business to be scaled up to new levels,” said John Stimpson, President, Cryos Technologies. “We wanted to address some of the key challenges in 3D foot-scanning and Fuel3D’s scanning platform provided us with a high-quality, cost-effective way to do that. We have worked very effectively with the Fuel3D development team to build the CryoScan3D, and are looking forward to transforming the podiatry sector with this great product.”