Diabetes can cause ulcers that patients do not even notice until blood is seen. And because ulcers can not be cured alone, between 14 and 24 percent of diabetics in the US UU Experiencing them end up losing the toes, feet or legs.
Engineers at Purdue University have developed a shoe template that could help make the healing process more portable for 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes.
Lasers are used to mold the silicone-based rubber into templates and then create deposits that release oxygen only in the part of the foot where the ulcer is located.
Leading Purdue engineers in the Ziaie laboratory:
Hongjie Jiang, Postdoctoral Researcher, Electrical and Computer Science
Vaibhav Jain, Associate Researcher, Electrical and Computer Science
Music: "Lightfeet" by Podington Bear through freemusicarchive.org
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