Method, Device and System for Appendage Protection Therapy (Smart Offloading Boot)

Technology #ua15-080

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Marvin Slepian
Professor, Medicine
David Armstrong
Professor, Surgery
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Rakhi Gibbons
Asst. Director, Life Sciences (520) 626-6695

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Introduction: Diabetic foot ulcers require a lot of monitoring for the wound healing process. Patients are asked to perform self-evaluations in between physician visits in order to keep an eye on high risk factors during the healing process. If high risk factors are found patients must then get into the doctor for treatment. This process leaves a lot of room for complications to present themselves with the patient between treatments.

 

Technology: The presented technology is a personalized orthotic that measures and adjusts for high risk factors associated with wound healing of diabetic foot ulcers. The orthotic senses pressure, temperature, blood flow, oxygen tension, pH levels, and sweat chloride levels at the skin contact surface.

 

Advantages:

•       Point of care treatment

•       Immediate adjustment to aid in the wound healing process

•       Technology adjustable to various contact surfaces

 

Applications:

•       Diabetic foot ulcer wound care

•       Chronic wound care

 

Lead Inventor: David Armstrong

 

Licensing Manager: Rakhi Gibbons

RakhiG@tla.arizona.edu

Refer to case number: UA15-080