IEE S.A. presents smart sensors for advanced footwear tech @MEDICA 2019

News / November 15, 2019


For over 30 years, IEE S.A. has built itself a worldwide reputation for delivering exceptional sensing solutions predominantly for automotive interiors that help enhance comfort, safety and offer a better driving experience. Since its early days, however, IEE has also actively explored further possibilities to introduce its in-house, high-quality sensors to a wider range of applications, industries and markets that go beyond the automotive world and continues to do so.

For novel applications in the medical field, for instance, IEE has developed sensors that integrate digital shoes to support diabetic patients in monitoring their health status and prevent further foot damage. The first prototype of such a unique shoe will be exhibited at the MEDICA 2019 fair taking place in Düsseldorf between 18th-21st November. Visitors to the IEE booth will be able to try several applications that the shoe responds to and find out more about how it can be customized to accommodate various needs.

“This is not new ground for us,” says Tobias Meyer, System Engineer for Footwear and CIS Solutions at IEE. “We have been investigating into the possibilities of bringing to market a product that is more than a simple shoe insole sensor. We have created a complete solution instead, combining not only our experience in sensing technology, but also electronics, mobile apps and cloud services. Our customers can use this ready-to-go “package” and adapt it to their various specific needs, which allows them to be flexible in their applications.”

The footwear sensing solutions from IEE have been designed to provide easy, durable and comfortable integration into wearables that best address people with health difficulties such as diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, etc. but also health professionals or sports people looking to improve or monitor their performance.

“These new solutions from IEE that support current and future healthcare technologies mark our intention to explore new business horizons and transit from printed electronics to IoT and Infonomics. It is the beginning of a journey we hope to continue,” says Meyer.

To discover more about our product’s capabilities and how they can apply to various specific needs, visit us at MEDICA 2019, Hall 3, Booth A74. Our specialists will be happy to walk you through all the possibilities.

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