Key application areas
Amsterdam University Medical Centers / ECCO Leather BV / MCROBERTS B.V. / SHFT / Technical University of Denmark
Project leader(s)Jeremy Martin
Key project dates01 January 2022 - 30 June 2024
The Eureka project, DiaSense, aims to develop an advanced technical solution for the early detection and prevention of foot ulcers in diabetic patients. The potential demand is huge. Untreated diabetic foot ulcers are estimated to cause 67% of amputations in the United States and 90% of amputations in the United Kingdom and in Europe alone, the annual cost of treating foot ulcers has been estimated to cost 10 billion Euros. Moreover, with ageing populations and the prevalence of diabetes constantly increasing, these figures are rising sharply. The project partners aim is to create a smart shoe with temperature and pressure sensors powered by solar cells ; and intends to utilise AI software to analyse risk factors for ulceration in the foot. Designed to be comfortable and fashionable, the shoe aims to provide information to patients via an app enabling them to pro-actively prevent foot ulcers from developing.