the leader of the pressure distribution measurement

systems we offer
The perfect system for quick measurement of foot function and stability measurements.
The ideal tool for evaluation of the pressure interaction between the foot and footwear over the course of a few seconds to a full day.
These systems offer state of the art technology for pressure distribution measurement between soft and curved surfaces in a wide variety of applications.
Quick, easy, and accurate analysis, reporting, and data storage of hundreds of parameters.




Read the new Journal of Biomechanics article with pedar looking loading in the foot using a body positive treadmill.

Smoliga et al has recently published a paper in the Journal of Biomechanics on unweighting in a body positive pressure treadmill and this effect on in-shoe plantar loading at different speeds.


Click here to view the abstract.

The pedar System used in Vail, CO for testing on Skiers!

A novel customer has recently been highlihgted on their local news for using the pedar system and other devices to assess loads on the body during skiing.

2014 Year-end Summary!  Another great year!

This year has been an especially exciting year. Once again the 14th biennial ESM was held in the U.S. in Cambridge, MA July 2-6, 2014. We hosted guests from over a dozen countries from all fields of load distribution measurement. Further information on ESM may be read below.

novel also launched two new products: the emed®-xl and the pedoped®.

The emed-xl provides the largest ever surface area in a 4 sensor/cm^2 capacitive platform! At 1.44m x 44 cm the platform captures at 100 Hz. Further information may be found with in the emed brochure.

The new pedoped load monitoring device accurately measures the normal ground reaction force detected by the body during all static and dynamic activities. This is the first system to utilize a single sensor integrated with compact matchbox size wireless electronics for data processing and transmission. Further information may be found in the pedoped brochure.

ESM 2014 Was a Success!

The 14th biennial ESM was held in the historic Cambridge, MA July 2-6, 2014. The scientific presentation at this year’s conference and the keynotes by Dava Newman, Marian Hannan, Georg Duda and Paolo Bonato encompassed science from the cellular level to population science and from Earth to space! The art in science award presentations came from many different fields including diabetes, anthropology, geriatric, musical and clinical science.

This year’s conference was held over the American 4th of July Holiday. The history of Cambridge was tied into each of our events and included the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard Yard, the Longfellow House and much more! While hurricane Arthur did its best to derail our plans on July 4th we made the best of the day which included World Cup soccer (fútbol) and an enjoyable (but wet) harbor cruise.

The conference concluded with a magnificent concert performance by pianist Henriette Gärtner, who in turn was also the art in science award winner for 2014. The scientific banquet was held at the Sheraton Commander conference site and attendees enjoyed contra music and dancing!

ESM 2014 was again a huge success and we look forward to the meeting in two years and the time we get to spend with our ESM friends and colleagues!

ESM 2014 Awards

art in science award
Feedback on Force, Sound and Video Sequence of Keystroke During Piano Playing
Read the Abstract Here.
Henriette Gaertner, University of Music Trossingen, Germany and Renzo Pozzo, University of Medicine Udine, Italy

Best presentation award
The Efficacy of Removable Devices to Reduce Pressure and Heal Plantar Foot Ulcers in Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Read the Abstract Here.
Sicco A. Bus, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Almelo and Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Best poster award
Data-Driven Directions for Effective Footwear Provision in Diabetic Patients with a History of Foot Ulceration
Read the Abstract Here.
Mark L.J. Arts, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MPP award (most promising proposal)
Force Generation in the Woman Pelvic Floor – Is it possible to scan its coordination capacity?
Licia Pazzoto Cacciari, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Version 24 Software and Manuals Now Available!
Version 24 software is now available for all users currently on a software maintenance plan (as well as new users who purchased within the last year). New manuals, which accompany the new version 24 software, are now located on the support section of our website. This includes manuals for all of the scientific software, as well as emed.

To find out if you are eligable for the v24 software, to receive an upgrade proposal, or to gain access to the manuals, please contact novel at

Click here to download the manuals.

Version 23 manuals may also be found on the above page.

Additional news can be found on the novel global website.
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