Monitoring Diabetic Foot by Designing a New Smart Sole

International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering
© 2020 by SSRG - IJPBE Journal
Volume 7 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Meteb Altaf, Mahdi Al-Qahtani, Saleh Al-Tayyar, Mohammed Al-Hammal, Mohammed Al-Amri, Ravish Javed
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Meteb Altaf, Mahdi Al-Qahtani, Saleh Al-Tayyar, Mohammed Al-Hammal, Mohammed Al-Amri, Ravish Javed, "Monitoring Diabetic Foot by Designing a New Smart Sole," SSRG International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering, vol. 7,  no. 3, pp. 15-20, 2020. Crossref,


Early diagnosis of a foot ulcer can prevent amputation for diabetic patients. In the present study, we designed a smart foot insole for diabetic patients to monitor temperature, pressure, and humidity to record and display their smartphone's measured values. By using our device, diabetic patients can do self-monitoring of their feet and ensure any complications. A significant difference of increase was recorded for almost all the parameters (temperature, humidity, and pressure) by using our device. Our study displays a significant difference in values measured at room temperature, sitting, and walking for a healthy individual using our smart insole device. The occurrence of foot ulcers can be reduced significantly if such soles are incorporated inside traditional foot uniforms for diabetic patients prone to foot ulceration.


Foot amputation, diabetic foot, temperature, humidity, pressure.


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