MyFootCare: digital self-care for people with diabetic foot ulcers


This research project aims to empower people with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) in their self-care through a novel mobile application called MyFootCare. MyFootCare promotes self-care through a focus on personal goals, reminders to enact care and novel visual analytics including digital images and self-reported symptoms, to allow patients and their clinicians to track their healing progress.

This project brings together leading experts in DFU care, imaging, and human-computer interaction from across four partner organisations: Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Diabetic Foot Australia and Wound Innovations.

A trial study is currently under way to evaluate study app engagement, usability, and perceived usefulness by patients, carers, and clinicians.

Student research opportunities: we are always looking for highly motivated podiatry and IT students to join our research project. For more information, visit

Funding / Grants

  • The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation (2018)

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