Being that diabetes complications can come about and create the need for amputation after an attack, a new smart shoe sole has been developed to help prevent this from happening. Developed by researchers at EPFL’s Integrated Actuators Laboratory and in collaboration with Geneva University Hospitals, the shoe sensor works by controlling the pressure applied to the foot.
Diabetic foot ulcers are often the reason why the need for amputation occurs. As such, the shoe sensor can help to decrease these diabetes complications by regulating the pressure in and around the foot. The team behind the shoe sensor has worked to create a prototype that they are looking to bring into the commercial product market to help diabetic patients maintain good health.