The way we walk has the potential to provide important clues into our overall well-being. To help provide a holistic understanding to individual health, a team of multidisciplinary researchers at the University of Windsor are collaborating to commercialize an ultra-flexible, self-healing polymer insole that could soon diagnose health problems with the help of embedded sensors.
Together, sensors and Bluetooth connectivity collect and send data to help create a 3D map to diagnose or assess conditions by analyzing gait. In addition to identifying medical concerns, the insoles can be adjusted for sensitivity, precision and accuracy to be used across various applications such as sports and training.
The insole is the first wearable electronic to offer a cost-effective and customized solution to identifying health conditions by analyzing the way we walk.
For more information, visit the University of Windsor.