In remote parts of Australia, accessing physiotherapy is difficult. Socks could be the solution. Physiotherapists often have to rely on teleconsultations to assess their patients’ progress but it’s hard to pick up subtle differences in movement on a 2D screen.
These smart socks developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne contain sensors that measure the position and weight-bearing of patients’ feet then send the resulting data to the physiotherapist for analysis.
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