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Superfeet Partners with Materialise to Deliver Advanced Motion Analysis and 3D Printed Medical Orthotics

July 19, 2022

3D technologies help take patient’s health and performance to the next level

FERNDALE, Wash. (July 19, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ –  Today, global insole industry leader Superfeet proudly announces their partnership with Materialise, a leader in 3D printing solutions. Together the two companies introduce the Materialise Kinetic Suite. This state-of-the-art tool is designed specifically to provide physical therapists, chiropractors and sports movement specialists with an all-in-one system for dynamic gait and balance measurements and analysis. It then provides seamless access to treatment via PHITS 3D-printed custom orthotics, taking patients’ health and performance to the next level.

The intuitive Kinetic Suite helps practitioners perform evidence-based clinical assessments using a Footscan pressure plate to measure how patients move and balance, and to capture gait and pressure data. It then provides data-driven visualization to analyze and track a patient’s progress.

The Kinetic Suite software can also provide recommendations for PHITS custom orthotics, designed to meet a patient’s unique needs. Practitioner then have the ability to further customize the orthotic design as they see best. The streamlined process can be done quickly in the Kinetic Suite tool by the medical practitioner. Once the design is complete, the orthotics are 3D printed and delivered to the medical practice for the patient.

“The combination of motion capture technology, evidence-based analysis software and 3D printing enables fully personalized patient care”, says Fried Vancraen, Materialise CEO. “By partnering with Superfeet we can help medical practitioners achieve pain-free motion and optimal performance for their patients and accelerate the digital transformation of in-clinic treatments.”

“Superfeet believes in the power of technology to enhance assessment, and the use of 3D printing to revolutionize the orthotic industry. By partnering with Materialise we further our commitment to being the best orthotics partner for medical professionals adding highly acclaimed PHITS 3D printed custom orthotics to our proven Trim-to-fit orthotic offering, ensuring patients to get more out of every step, and helping practitioners deliver the most successful treatment,” says John Rauvola, president, and CEO at Superfeet. “No two patients are the same, and neither are their feet, we serve to meet all needs. Fully personalized orthotics shaped to each patient’s foot is the future of foot health, and we are thrilled to be leading the charge alongside Materialise.”

An additional benefit of 3D printing means manufacturing strong-but-lightweight orthotics in a more sustainable way. 3D printing uses only the necessary amount of material and enables simplified supply chains by allowing local manufacturing, closer to patients.

For more information on the Materialise Kinetic Suite, please visit https://www.superfeet.com/en-us/medical.

For media inquiries, please contact Rob Steffens, rob.steffens@rygr.us.

Materialise press contact

Kristof Sehmke
Kristof.sehmke@materialise.be
Or press@materialise.com
Twitter: @MaterialiseNV
Visit: www.materialise.com

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ABOUT SUPERFEET WORLDWIDE, LLC: For more than 40 years, Pacific Northwest-based Superfeet has been creating innovative insoles featuring the Superfeet® shape, helping millions of people worldwide experience unparalleled comfort, pain relief, and performance. Today, through the latest advancements in 3D-printing technology, Superfeet is breaking down barriers associated with custom products by providing easier access to state-of-the-art personalized fit. Superfeet gives 1% of sales and countless volunteer hours to help others shape a strong foundation for a healthy future. For more, visit superfeet.com

About Materialise: Materialise incorporates more than three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information, please visit:  www.materialise.com.