Pressure distribution measurement (pedobarography) in practice
Content: Pressure distribution measurement under the foot plays an important role in the care of patients with diabetic foot syndrome. In patients who can no longer feel the pressure on their feet due to neuropathy, it can identify regions of the foot that are particularly at risk. In addition, it provides the orthopedic shoemaker with reliable information about the success of his work - if he uses the technique correctly. In this seminar, the general conditions for measurements in practice are explained and demonstrated, ensuring reproducible and comparable measurement results between two measurement appointments. Furthermore, the interpretation of the most important parameters will be introduced and the importance of limit values will be discussed.
Lecturer: Dr. Axel Kalpen
About the Lecturer: Dr. Axel Kalpen studied physics and has been employed by Novel, Munich, since 1994. As Technical Manager, he is involved in all technological issues of electronic pressure distribution measurement and has advised scientists in numerous research projects on the application of pressure distribution measurement