3D-printed insoles improve foot health of patients with diabetes

Written by Georgi Makin

3D printing diabetes
CREDIT: Staffordshire University

A team of scientists from Staffordshire University (UK) has 3D printed insoles that may help to improve the foot health of patients with diabetes. A team of scientists from Staffordshire University (UK) has used 3D printing to develop shoe insoles that could be used to improve the foot health of patients with diabetes. The team claims that the insoles (pictured above) could help to reduce foot ulcers by including ‘optimized cushioning’ in diabetic footwear, which could ultimately lead to a reduced risk of amputation. By selecting the correct cushioning stiffness in footwear, pressure experienced on the feet can be minimized,...

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