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SMARTSOLE: An investigation of a smart insole, for the purpose of improving sensory response in people with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Investigating whether a smart insole can improve balance in people who have diabetes and sensory neuropathy


  • Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Diabetes has affected the sensation or ‘feeling’ in your feet (if you are unsure the research team can assess)
  • Wear UK shoe size 9-12 (European 43-47)
  • Can walk at least 30 steps without help
  • Do not weigh more than 100kg (approx 15 stones 9lb)
  • Do not have a pacemaker


Manchester Metropolitan University
(close to Manchester Oxford Road Station)
M1 5GD


  • One 6 hour visit (covid secure)

You will have the sensation in your feet tested as well as walking and balance assessments

Recruiting Until

January 2021

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