Thema: Young Investigators Meeting








The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot recommends custom-made footwear to prevent ulceration among individuals with a high risk of diabetes-related foot ulcers. However, current systematic reviews have not comprehensively explored how the specific footwear components affect both biomechanical and user-related outcomes in these individuals with high risk for […]

The effect of custom-made footwear components on biomechanical and user-related ...



In the early stages of remission (the first months after healing from a foot ulcer), foot plantar soft tissue features likely contribute to the increased risk for renewed skin breakdown. The topic of this talk is how can we deploy multiple advanced medical imaging methods to quantify these properties and […]

Combination of medical imaging techniques to better understand the ulceration ...


Charcot neuro osteoarthropathy (CNO), although rare, is one of the most severe and debilitating complications of diabetes. Over time CNO can lead to gross deformity, increased plantar pressures and a high of risk of ulceration.The impact of biomechanical forces on the extent of bone and joint destruction in the natural […]

Exploring the Role of Plantar Pressure in Charcot Neuro-Osteoarthropathy


Besides the advantage of offloading pressure, rocker shoe might have disadvantages, e.g.: higher step-to-step collision work. Finding optimal rocker shoe settings might be challenging as individual’s response to the same intervention may vary and may change over time as they adapt to the rocker shoe. With HILO, the adaptation of […]

Human-in-the-loop optimization (HILO) of rocker shoe to reduce plantar pressure ...



Overmatige en herhaalde mechanische belasting van het plantaire weefsel leidt vaak tot voetulcera. Deze mechanische belasting is een wisselwerking van meerdere stressfactoren: plantaire druk, schuifkrachten, gewichtdragende activiteiten en het dragen van schoeisel of niet. Cumulatieve plantaire weefselstress is een combinatie van deze stressfactoren. De associatie tussen cumulatieve plantaire weefselstress, de […]

Cumulatieve plantaire weefselstress en de associatie met het ontwikkelen van ...