footMate- Orthotics & Prosthetics
Funded through NIH, by teaming up with several orthotics labs, we are developing solutions to vastly simplify the orthotics design and optimization process, lower the process cost, and improve the access to the low-cost foot care. The footMate system leaps beyond the traditional orthotics production process, as it allows clinicians to directly and conveniently acquire patients’ 3D foot structure from any needed postures (either weight bearing, non-bearing, or partial weight bearing), provides comprehensive details on patients’ foot biomechanics, and optimizes orthotics design.
Foot orthotics for diabetes, arthritis, and otherwise sensitive feet are designed primarily to alleviate pressure on the foot, absorb impact shock, and minimize any abrasive rubbing or irritation against the skin of the foot. The demand of foot orthotics has been surging in the recent era due to the rising rate of diabetes and obesity, as well as the prevalent conditions such as arthritis.
Foot orthotics have been used to treat medical conditions such as flat foot (~18 million in the U.S. per the Institute for Preventive Foot Health), plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, and heel, knee, and lower back pain. The biomechanical device can assist in maintaining or restoring the normal alignment, and natural function of the foot. In fact, about 77% of people suffer from moderate to severe pronation. 95% have some degree of leg length inequality. Lower back pain is the number one cause of work related disability in the U.S. These conditions could be treated with custom orthotics.
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