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Development of New Instruction and Evaluation Methods for the Utili sation of Modern Pressure Measuring Systems to Support Diabetics with Better Ort hopaedic Footwear

Objective



In the past, the treatment of diabetic patients was based solely on the subjective experience of the individual orthopaedic shoe technician. Patients suffering from neuropathy are unable to inform the orthopaedic shoe technician about the correctness of the treatment. For this reason, the orthopaedic shoe technicians have to control the treatment for the patients in shortterm intervals to conduct necessary corrections before the feet will be affected. The expenses for these follow-up corrections have to be borne by the companies. By means of the pressure measuring systems developed in the recent years, the orthopaedic shoe technicians, for the first time, have the opportunity to control the quality of their work irnmediately during the application of the orthoses to the foot. Scientific fundaments for the interpretation of measurement values and their practical transformation into orthopaedic shoe technical measures are missing for the application of modern measuring systems. With this project, the technological fundamentals for this task are to be acquired. The results achieved are to be comprised in software for the evaluation of the measuring of the pressure distribution. With these technological fundamentals, it will be possible to drastically reduce the time consumption for the follow-up work on the evaluation of orthoses and, thereby, substantially reduce the production costs. Through this improved treatment for the patients, the amputation rate due to severe foot problems can be reduced. The mobility of the patients is retained for a longer period, thereby contributing to an improved quality of life.

Funding Scheme

CRS - Cooperative research contracts

Coordinator

Schuh-Studio Karl Türk OHG
Address
9,Lossburgerstrasse 9
72250 Freudenstadt
Germany

Participants (12)

Fuss & Schuh Breidbach Orthopädie
Germany
Address
23,Bahnhofstrasse 23
36037 Fulda
George In der Maur VOF
Netherlands
Address
1,Gerbrandystraat 1
3515 GX Utrecht
HANSSEN ORTHOPEDISCHE SCHOENTECHNIEK B .V.
Netherlands
Address
96,Hereweg 96
6373 VL Landgraaf
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Netherlands
Address
6,De Wielen
5600 HE Eindhoven
Orthopedie Reyskens B.V.B.A.
Belgium
Address
353,Vennestraat 353
3600 Genk
Orthopädie Schuhtechnik Schievink
Germany
Address
28,Omptedastrasse 28
30165 Hannover
PRUEF- UND FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT PIRMASENS E.V.
Germany
Address
Marie-curie-strasse 19
66953 Pirmasens
ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT B.V.
Netherlands
Address
33,Roessinghsbleekweg 33
7522 AH Enschede
Schuhhaus G. Schneider OHG
Germany
Address
19,Metzgerstrasse 19
72764 Reutlingen
St. Josefskrankenhaus
Germany
Address
25,Landhausstrasse 25
69115 Heidelberg
TOORNEND ORTHOPAEDIE SERVICE AMSTERDAM B.V.
Netherlands
Address
40,Kabelweg 40
1014 BB Amsterdam
Tom Jansen Orthopedische Schoenservice B.V.
Netherlands
Address
1,Valkenstraat 1
3011 VR Rotterdam