AMLCI Partners with Podiatry to design a new device.
Foot ulcers are one of the most prevalent and dangerous problems facing diabetic patients, but new technology developed at Kent State University may soon help doctors better understand and treat them. The device, called a “dynamic plantar shear sensor,” represents a breakthrough for physicians to understand how plantar ulcers form.
The device was developed and built by KSU alumnus Dr. Misha Pevnyi and Tianyi Guo, a graduate student in KSU’s Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program in the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute (AMLCI). The project, funded by a grant from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, was overseen by Dr. Peter Palffy-Muhoray and Dr. Hiroshi Yokoyama — both in the AMLCI — in addition to Dr. Hetherington.
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