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REAL TIME FEEDBACK FOR ULCER PREVENTION: A CASE REPORT (SurroSense Rx®, Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc., Calgary, Canada) to enable real time plantar pressure feedback from the insensate foot. sensation. In response to the alert, the wearer is encouraged to use strategies such as: 1) off load the affected area, and 2) check footwear for fit and foreign bodies. The device monitors loads sustained over specific regions of the foot (Figure 1). When a critical pressure and time threshold is exceeded, alerts are sent to the app and smartwatch providing the wearer with real-time feedback. These alerts compensate for loss of protective In our case report, we followed the patient for approximately three months (89 days). The ulcer did not recur during this interval. The device keeps a record of wearer metrics such as hours of use, number of alerts and location of alerts. These metrics can provide clinicians with The device monitors loads sustained over specific regions of the foot. 36 Pedorthic Footcare Association www.pedorthics.org FIGURE 1