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23 August 2021 | Science | Handicraft

Scanning the foot with your hand

Four years ago, we reported for the first time on a Dutch research project to develop a glove equipped with sensors. This should make it possible to digitally map the tactile information that is recorded via the examiner's hand when taking measurements. A symposium was held this summer to present the current state of development.

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23 August 2021 | Science | Reviews

Weight-bearing activity and plantar diabetic foot ulcers

Physical activity has a positive effect on health, also and especially in patients with diabetes. It becomes problematic when diabetic patients suffer from a plantar foot ulcer. How do you find the balance between necessary exercise and optimal wound healing? Science does not yet have clear answers to this according to a review of several studies on this topic.

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23 August 2021 | Congresses

Pedorthic Association of Australia: Virtual Conference 2021

The Pedorthic Association of Australia is delighted to invite their members, the wider foot related network and allied health colleagues to the Pedorthic Virtual Conference 2021, a live online event open to both local Australian and international communities.

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23 August 2021 | Congresses | Trade Fairs

Back to the Future: OTWorld 2022

Global, on-site and digital: Preparations have started for OTWorld 2022, the leading international interdisciplinary and professional platform for modern orthopaedic treatment and care. In the wake of the exclusively digital OTWorld.connect, the industry eagerly awaits the next edition of its global event, once again to be held as a face-to-face gathering in Leipzig from 10 to 13 May 2022. Developed and tested through the pandemic, many of the digital elements will help expand the event's international reach.

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23 August 2021 | Congresses | Trade Fairs

IVO congress and ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK trade fair 2022: Worldwide meeting of pedorthists

On October 14 and 15, 2022, the city of Cologne in Germany will become the worldwide center of orthopedic shoe technology: for the first time, the congress of the International Association of Orthopedic Shoe Technicians (IVO) will be held together with the ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK trade fair. The congress program will offer two main focal points from an international and interdisciplinary perspective: "Diabetic foot" and "Biomechanics of the foot and foot orthotics".

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23 August 2021 | Phedortics International

New technologies in pedorthics: The will grow but will not take over completely

New technologies have a firm place in pedorthics today. Experts expect their share in the production of individual aids for the foot to increase even further in the future. This is shown by a survey among members of the International Association of Orthopaedic Footwear Technicians (IVO).

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12 May 2021 | Congresses | Trade Fairs

Leipzig to Remain Permanent Venue for OTWorld

The German Association of Orthopaedic Technology (BIV-OT), Confairmed GmbH and Leipziger Messe GmbH will continue their 21-year joint success story: The contract for OTWorld's established venue in Leipzig has been extended until 2036, ahead of schedule.

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