The latest craze in the field of custom orthotics is the use of computers to generate data to produce a custom fitted orthotic. The basic premise is that if you walk or stand on a mat that is interfaced with a computer and the appropriate software, the results should produce an orthotic that will minimize the pressure points and evenly distribute the weight across the entire surface of the sole. In theory, that is one of the things a well crafted orthotic should do. In practicality, the technology falls short. The computer generates two-dimensional data. This information is now used to fabricate a three-dimensional appliance. A disjoint that has grave shortcomings.



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