Validation of Plantar Pressure Measurements for a Novel In-Shoe Plantar Sensory Replacement Unit

Posted by Stephanie Zakala

The Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology recently reported on promising preliminary proof of principle research completed on Orpyx's SurroSense Rx™ (Ferber, et al., 2013). The purpose of this study was to compare the SurroSense Rx™ device to a gold standard pressure sensing device (the Novel "Pedar" Pedobarograph) during walking.   The SurroSense Rx™ is a tool to help actively prevent peripheral neuropathy complications and track progress.  The device provides alert-based feedback derived from analyzing plantar pressure threshold measurements in real time. The results showed good-to-very-good ability of the SurroSense Rx™ to recognize areas where pressure exceeded the reported minimum to...
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NY Times Health: Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?

Posted by Amanda Hehr

The members of Harvard University’s men’s and women’s distance running squads participated in a study that produced the surprisingly controversial finding that how a person runs may affect whether he or she winds up hurt. The study findings, the first actually associating heel striking with injury, are likely to fuel the continuing and not-always civil debate about whether barefoot running is better.

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