UK firm shines spotlight on using thermography to assess foot health at international diabetic foot symposium

A company which has developed a thermography scanner for the plantar foot delivered a poster session at the International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot.

Dr Peter Plassmann, from Thermetrix Ltd, delivered a session entitled ‘Plantar Foot Assessment Using Liquid Crystal Thermography’ as part of the event’s poster session, ‘Smart sensors and new diagnostics 1’ on Thursday, May 11.

The team at Thermetrix has developed Podium, a thermography scanner that uses temperature to assess foot health. Dr Plassmann discussed the development of the device, the research behind it and the benefits to patients and clinicians.

The Symposium, which is held every four years, is the largest meeting worldwide devoted to lower extremity problems in diabetes. It brings together delegates from many specialties and the leading experts in various fields from all over the world.

Thermetrix CEO Dr Russell Payne said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to share with a wider audience the advancements we have made in thermography and how temperature assessment can be used to inform and shape patient care.

“The ISDF is a prestigious event attended by those at the forefront of diabetic foot care, so we were pleased to be among those increasing awareness of the latest technological developments as part of the wider mission to improve patient outcomes.”

Chairing the poster session was David Armstrong, founder of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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