...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Monday, 18 November 2013
CLAHRC Project SMART2 hits the headlines!
Monday’s issue of the Star featured an article on research investigating the
cutting edge technology that is, the SMART shoe. This measures weight
distribution and heel strike pressure, both of which can lead to falls in
stroke patients. The feedback provided by the “SMART shoe” can inform a
physiotherapist to provide tailored exercises to the individual to help improve
their balance.The article discusses the shoe in more detail. More information on the project can be found via this website.
The article can be found in Monday’s (11.11.2013) Star or
via this link.
Star Image of SMART Shoe
Star image: Dr Jack Parker with SMART2 participant, Bob Barwell and his carer Brenda.