A group of engineering students at the University of Delaware recently developed an orthopedic walking boot that will help doctors better monitor a patient's recovery. Recovering from an ankle sprain or broken foot can be a long and difficult process. The 'SmartBoot' is designed to make recovery easier by helping doctors track their patient's progress.
Most doctors assume that patients will consistently perform partial weight bearing when they return home from the hospital. However, this is not always the case. The SmartBoot contains a series of advanced sensors that allow doctors to collect specific data about a foot's movement. By using the data from the orthopedic walking boot, doctors can determine if a patient is resting enough and if they are working with an appropriate weight load for their injury. The doctor can then provide feedback that will prevent the patient from putting too much strain on their foot and prolonging their recovery time.
Data-Tracking Orthopedic Boots
More Stats +/-
Fashion-Forward Orthopedic Corsets
Custom 3D-Printed Footwear
High-Tech Orthopedic Casts
Snap-On Sanitary Plasters
Injury Healing Apps
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.