Latrobe University seeking podiatry volunteers for a smart-insole research study

Are you a podiatrist who is willing to provide your views on the use of biomedical sensors in future clinical practice?

As part of a PhD project, La Trobe University is conducting research on the use of a smart-insole. A smart-insole would be worn in the shoes of patients with peripheral neuropathy, and would contain sensors that measure a range of variables such as steps taken and pressure on different parts of the foot. The insole would communicate with the patient’s mobile phone wirelessly to provide them with feedback about their feet, and possibly warn them if there is a problem with their feet. It is hoped that this type of technology, when fully developed, could help patients prevent foot ulcers. The results of this research will be published in peer reviewed health care journals and may be presented at a national or international conference.

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