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|NIH Research Subjects Needed|
Consider referring potential participants for a study at SCSU
Mark Roser, a mechanical engineer, designed an in-shoe exoskeletal device that off-loads the forefoot up to 30% by transferring weight on to the tibia and down into the exoskeletal. It resembles and articulated ankle brace.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28859516 Novel In-Shoe Exoskeleton for Offloading of Forefoot Pressure for Individuals With Diabetic Foot Pathology. Roser MC(1), Canavan PK(1)(2), Najafi B(3)(4), Cooper Watchman M(3), Vaishnav K(3), Armstrong DG(5) .
Mark contacted me through LinkedIn. Earlier this month, I tried the device in shoe myself and provided commentary on the device and study. He needs 19 participants to complete the phase 2 NIH granted study in order to qualify for application for phase 3.
Participants will receive a $50 gift card and, most importantly, will be helping others in the potential development of a medical device.
There is no remuneration for us at this time; however, I request some expression of recognition and gratitude. One of the reasons I chose to become a podiatrist is because we collegially help each other and we are definitely in position to identify and send candidates. Ages 18-80; history of diabetes; foot ulcer (no open wounds), ability to walk independently.
Participant contact: call/text Patricia 860-375-3039
Carol Callahan, DPM