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 and identify signs of infection.
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, Diabetes Feet 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 https://www.qut.edu.au/research/study-with-us/student-topics/topics/myfootcare-designing-technology-with-people-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers
This project has been supported through funding from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.