Smart Insoles Save Lives and Give Runners Performance Feedback
FeetMe real-time foot pressure maps can help diabetics and runners alike
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.