Early detection of foot complications using a thermal profiler of plantar surface

Pai, Manohara M.M. and Jain, Kushagra and Manjunath, K N and Kolekar, Sucheta and Pai, Radhika M (2020) Early detection of foot complications using a thermal profiler of plantar surface. International Journal of Sensor Networks, 33 (1). pp. 16-24. ISSN 1748-1279

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Foot complications in diabetic patients have become fatal, hence early detection is essential. Technique is being used by diabetologist at present is measurement of temperature variations in the plantar surface of the foot using thermogram images. This paper describes a novel approach called ‘Thermal Profiler System’ which profiles the temperature variations in the plantar surface. It consists of a device with 23 sensors, senses the temperature values of the plantar surface. It also consists of a mobile application to capture the temperature data, computes the variations in the temperature values and reports abnormalities to the diabetologist. An experimental study is conducted to validate the values recorded by the device. This study includes temperature data of subjects captured using a Thermal Profiler device is compared with the temperature data obtained from thermogram images. The statistical analysis shows there is no significant difference between the thermal profiler values and the thermogram images.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: plantar surface; thermal profiler; tibial arteries; angiosomes; thermogram images; foot complications; thermogram; mobile app; plantar regions; temperature sensors
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Computer Science and Engineering
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2020 10:22
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 10:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155357

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