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Augmented Reality (AR) educational app for teachers: Attain

April 10th, 2019

Cadscan have developed Attain, a new multi-user Augmented Reality (AR) toolkit designed to capture, monitor and retain attention in the classroom. It equips teachers with a powerful, yet easy-to-use application that allows them to create audio-visual content that is engaging and can recapture attention. Attain brings animated characters with interactive abilities into the classroom to…

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How 3D scanning supports chronic wound healing.

February 18th, 2019

The treatment and management of chronic wounds is considerably “complicated” and naturally “dynamic”. Attention and support must be provided to inner-body and external parameters that nurture an optimal wound healing environment. To support this, the CQUIN recommends nurses (and other health care professionals) to monitor, assess and document wounds and consequent healing responses. However, existing…

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Using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve CBT and positive mental health

February 6th, 2019

In the U.K, the national institute for health and care excellence (NICE) recommends cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as a treatment for common mental health problems. Talking therapies such as CBT are widely used as low-intensity interventions for depression, generalised anxiety disorders, panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders and social anxiety.   How does CBT…

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How are custom foot orthotics manufactured?

January 31st, 2019

How are custom, functional orthotics currently manufactured? To inform the custom-fabricated orthotics manufacturing process, podiatrists often begin by collating information on the patient’s leg, feet, shoes and current lifestyle. Thereafter, the podiatrist initiates the conventional orthotics manufacturing process by taking non/semi-weight bearing casts of the patient’s feet. To do so, wet plaster strips are wrapped…

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3D scanner to support wound healing

January 9th, 2019

Cadscan is currently developing a Tablet-PC based multispectral imaging system designed to improve wound care, assessments and documentation for nurses and other healthcare professionals. The wound management device quickly captures wound volume and bacterial presence, documents the healing process and provides best-practice treatment advice.   Wound management. At present, the treatment and management of wounds…

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Augmented reality to improve outcomes for pupils with ASD

January 8th, 2019

In response to a competition ran by the Education authority of Northern Ireland, Cadscan are developing an augmented reality system (Attain) designed to improve the educational outcomes for pupils with Autism.   Attain is a new multi-user augmented reality system designed to capture, monitor and retain the attention of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in…

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Cadscan unveils CBT app to support positive mental health.

July 31st, 2018

Cadscan has been awarded a contract as part of the SBRI Healthcare and ASHN initiative to develop interventions that support positive mental health. Under the contract, Cadscan will develop Phobot, a voice-operated conversational agent designed to deliver purpose-built cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programmes to treat anxiety in adolescents.   Mental health crisis An estimated 1…

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Our new Chester office

April 13th, 2018

We’re excited to announce our relocation to a much larger office in Chester. This gives us more space to develop our expanding portfolio and accommodate our growing team. We look forward to sharing even more exciting developments with you over the coming weeks. For our most recent contact details, please visit the “Contact us” page.

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Meet Imprints at the BAPO 2018 conference

March 12th, 2018

Cadscan will be exhibiting Imprints 3D printed insoles at the BAPO conference. This will take place at the Lancashire Country cricket club between the 16th and 18th of March 2018. To discover further applications, and find out how Imprints can simplify design, manufacturing and orthotic provision visit us at stand number 60. The imprints solution…

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Diabetic foot ulcers: The pressure

October 26th, 2017

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) Foot ulcers are poor to non-healing full thickness wounds found around the patient’s ankle to plantar surface. Diabetic patients have a 25% likelihood of developing a foot ulcer, making this one of the most common form of complications. Once developed, the treatment and management of these wounds are considerably complicated and…

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