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40th anniversary of novel - global leader in accurate and reliable load monitoring

novel gmbh is proud to announce a jubilee celebration for the 40th anniversary of our incorporation on June 9, 1978. These past 4 decades have brought countless innovations, relationships and research within the novel community. We would like to share this celebration with our staff, colleagues, friends and the entire community by offering our thanks. We are grateful for the opportunity to support our customers and look forward to continued innovation.

In honor of this celebration we would like to honor our customers by offering very special prices for a selection of our product line:
o    pedar insoles (for extension of your pedar system)
o    loadsol force measurement insoles
o    loadpad force measurement sensors
o    report and scientific analysis software
o    software updates (Windows 10 compatible)

All special prices are only available until June 9th, 2018!
Please send us a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call for more information (+49 89 4177670).
Do not miss that excellent opportunity!


Review: 24th Annual Meeting of the German Association for Foot and Ankle (D.A.F.), Hannover, Germany

The Annual Meeting of the German Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Association (D.A.F.) took place on 13th and 14th of April 2018 at the Tagungszentrum Herrenhausen in Hannover, Germany. Once again, it was an interesting meeting with many discussions around the theme of the foot and ankle. In many presentations it was shown that pedography - which was done with novel systems - is and will prospectively be more important in that field. novel demonstrated their newest force and load distribution measurement technology for pedography and was happy to meet many interested people and customers. Thank you for your great interest!

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loadsol measurements with former World Cup racer Ivica Kostelić

In a cooperation of the Faculty of Sports Studies of the Masaryk University Brno and the Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of Zagreb the former World Cup alpine ski racer Ivica Kostelić was measured during ski slalom using loadsol 3-sensor insoles. The aim was to assess the forefoot / rearfoot loading during slalom, with synchronous video recording. The athlete performed two slalom runs and two giant slalom runs with small gates as well as with high gates.


Loadsol measurement with total forces under the right foot (blue curve) and left foot (red), and total acceleration, measured on the athlete's body (violet curve)


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OT World, 15 - 18 May 2018, Leipzig, Germany

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OT World - one of the global leading exhibitions and interdisciplinary world congress on orthopaedic and rehabilitation technology - will be held from 15 to 18 May 2018 in Leipzig, Germany.

More than 21,000 visitors from over 80 countries and about 550 exhibitors will be once again expected. The congress programme focusing on themes such as orthopaedic technology, orthopaedic shoes, rehabilitation, biomechanics, physiotherapy, and sports medicine includes several renowned keynote speakers, various symposia, free papers, and satellite events organised in cooperation with professional associations. The congress offers a high-quality, practice-based continuing education programme.

Please meet the novel team at our booth no. F32 in hall 1, and take a look at our newest force and load distribution measurement technology.



40th anniversary of novel - global leader in accurate and reliable load monitoring

novel gmbh is proud to announce a jubilee celebration for the 40th anniversary of our incorporation on June 9, 1978.  These past 4 decades have brought countless innovations, relationships and research within the novel community.  We would like to share this celebration with our staff, colleagues, friends and the entire community by offering our thanks.  We are grateful for the opportunity to support our customers and look forward to continued innovation.

In honor of this celebration we would like to honor our customers by offering very special prices for a selection of our product line:
o    pedar insoles (for extension of your pedar system)
o    loadsol force measurement insoles
o    loadpad force measurement sensors
o    report and scientific analysis software
o    software updates (Windows 10 compatible)

All special prices are only available until June 9th, 2018!
Please send us a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call for more information (+49 89 4177670).
Do not miss that excellent opportunity!



Review: International Meeting of the Austrian Foot Society, Going, Austria

For the 12th time the International Congress of Foot Surgery of the Austrian Foot Society took place from 22nd to 24th March 2018 at Hotel Stanglwirt in Going, Austria. novel presented its latest force and pressure distribution measurement systems especially used in the context of foot surgery. We met many interested people and good old friends. Thank you for your visit of our booth.

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66th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeons (VSOU), 26 – 28 April 2018, Baden-Baden, Germany

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The Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeons (VSOU) will once again take place for the 66th time from 26 to 28 April 2018 in Baden-Baden, Germany. This year’s conference slogan is “Mobility through Progress”. The main topics are elderly traumatology, osteology, e-health, endoprosthetics, and sports injuries. Meet novel at this conference in Baden-Baden, and let us talk about our newest load distribution and force measurement technologies, and their wide range of application in orthopaedics and trauma surgery.


24th Annual Meeting of the German Association for Foot and Ankle (D.A.F.), 13 - 14 April 2018, Hannover, Germany

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The Annual Meeting of the German Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Association is coming up soon. It will take place on the 13th and 14th of April 2018 at the Tagungszentrum Herrenhausen in Hannover, Germany. The participants and guests of the German network around the theme of the foot will discuss injuries of the foot and the ankle, and their diagnosis and treatment, thereby focusing on most recent trends and innovations. Main topics will be: hallux valgus et rigidus, instability of the upper ankle, diabetic foot syndrome, and certifications. novel will participate with a booth and we will demonstrate our newest load distribution measurement and pedography technology.


12th International Meeting of the Austrian Foot Society, 22 - 24 March 2018, Going, Austria

For the 12th time the International Congress of Foot Surgery of the Austrian Foot Society will take place from 22nd to 24th March 2018 at Hotel Stanglwirt in Going, Austria. The main topics of this outstanding meeting are minimal invasive foot surgery, achilles tendon rupture, foot trauma, and complex forefoot. There are many possibilities to learn about the latest findings related to foot surgery and to discuss foot specific themes. We also will be present with a booth and we look forward to meeting you and discuss the advantages of pressure distribution measurement in the context of foot surgery.


Review: 1st International Alkafeel KEOC Conference, Karbala, Iraq

The 1st international Alkafeel KEOC Conference took place on the 12th of January 2018 in Karbala, Iraq. Many national and international physicians and surgeons participated and discussed different surgical and therapeutic interventions pre-op and post-op. The emed® pedography system was introduced as a gold standard diagnostic tool for plantar pressure distribution and extremity mal-alignment solution. novel was presented by Aqdaam Clinic with the support of our agent Arang-Teb (Dr. Raghad Mimar).

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Loadsol force monitoring during a cycling lesson

A cycling lesson (100 minutes in total) was recorded using loadsol® insoles in cycling shoes. Scanning rate was set to 100 Hz. In the below screenshots the red curves are representing the total force in the left shoe, the blue curves those in the right shoe.

The following figure (from novel loadpad® analysis software) give an overview about the course of the whole lesson, consisting of a short warm up, periods of cycling with intermediate and stronger pedaling forces in a sitting position, short sections of pedaling in a standing position (weighing ride), a cool down period and stretching at the end of the lesson:

1) Course of the whole cycling lesson:
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The next screenshots taken from an iPod show moments of typical movement patterns.

2) Sitting position, intermediate pedaling force (light ascent):
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3) Sitting position, strong pedaling force (steep ascent):
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4) Standing position - note the different force scale:
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5) Sitting position, pedaling only with right leg (blue), then only with left leg (red) - note the different time scale:
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The measurement allows an evaluation of the training regarding the intensity of the individual phases, the applied peak forces, the mean forces, the balance between left and right leg, the cadence and the loading rate. The shape of the force curves allows conclusions to be drawn about the flow and uniformity of the pedaling. In addition, the athlete also receives visual feedback during training and can adjust the intensity accordingly.

Please have a look at www.loadsol.de.