MyFootCare app home screen

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

This project has been supported through funding from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.