RSPrint, a collaboration between RScan and Materialise, was founded back in 2014. Their 3D printed custom insoles, now called “Phits”, have just won the ISPO Award 2016.
ISPO is one of the largest sports business networks worldwide and its independent jury chose the 3D printed dynamic custom insoles out of many high-tech products.
In order to create the unique insoles, RS Scan’s dynamic gait analysis process is used. The results are then examined for where extra support is needed and a custom design is generated based on the specialist’s analysis and input. This design is sent to RS Print, where a thin, lightweight and dynamic insole is 3D printed. Finally, a cushioning layer is mounted on top for extra comfort.
Among others, the orthotics have already been extensively tested by British Olympic runner Paula Radcliffe, who also wore them for the London Marathon.