Connected sensor for foot brace compliance
The use of a foot brace is key to the successful treatment of clubfoot by the Ponseti method. MiracleFeet, a charity supporting clinics to treat clubfoot in low and middle income countries, was looking for a partner to help them encourage and monitor compliant use of its brace.
We used our experience in sensing, miniature electronics and connected technologies to explore solutions that were cost effective and practical.
We proposed an approach using a low-cost, low-power onboard sensor and connectivity via Bluetooth that is compatible with MiracleFeet’s existing range of braces without changing the fundamental design. The embedded sensor has the potential to allow remote monitoring of brace use and supports effective intervention.