Smart Insoles Save Lives and Give Runners Performance Feedback

Smart Insoles Save Lives and Give Runners Performance Feedback
Design

FeetMe real-time foot pressure maps can help diabetics and runners alike

Kiran Umapathy
  • 8 june 2015

A team of French entrepreneurs at FeetMe has designed smart insoles that may have the capability to decrease complications for millions of diabetics.

The insoles, which look and feel much like the standard variety, contain embedded pressure sensors that enable FeetMe’s technology to map foot pressure in real time. The technology is useful for as many as 20 percent of diabetics who suffer from a loss of sensitivity and may not be able to tell when they have abnormal pressure in their feet (due to stones, small shoes or foot deformities). Left untreated, this pressure can lead to ulcers and ultimately amputation.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.