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The 'SoPhy' Socks Use Internet Connectivity to Aid Physiotherapy Patients

A PhD candidate working out of the University of Melbourne created an innovative pair of Internet-connected smart socks, dubbed 'SoPhy,' that are designed to use the latest sensor and app technology to improve physiotherapy patients' outcomes.

It's not uncommon for physiotherapists to use video conferencing software to conduct remote consultations with patients, but this is purely a visual medium that doesn't allow the therapist to get a closer understanding of their patients' movements.

This is where the SoPhy smart socks come in. These socks are equipped with sensors that convey data to a companion smartphone app, allowing physiotherapists to then view real-time data and information on patients.

In a world where remote consultations are increasingly common in the physiotherapy sphere, the SoPhy smart socks aim to close the distance between patient and therapist in order to boost outcomes.