Challenge and focus

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The Challenge is to provide podiatry practitioners with a set of tools that allow them to create a footwear and insole prescription suitable for the specific pathology of their patients, in a user-friendly environment, without requiring complex technical operations.

Consequently, this set of tools will benefit their practice by minimizing the subsequent adjustments of prescribed footwear/insoles, increasing their client’s satisfaction and compliance with the treatment and reducing the cost of the therapeutic intervention (short and long term).


The focus: SMARTPIF is focused on the podiatry sector. Lack of awareness by podiatrists of the footwear and insole needs of their patients and poor availability of tools to assist practitioners creates a significant barrier for SMEs trying to access these markets. Integration of new technology within footwear and insole solutions is required to take footwear/insole business to practitioners, which represents a new market opportunity.