Prewalker sock

Newborn baby’s feet are mostly made up of cartilage and fat, with the cartilage ossifying to become bones as the child develops.

Ill-fitting shoes or abnormal walking styles can cause problems in foot development, however issues such as a toddler walking on their heel or on the tips of their toes are often difficult to spot, leading to late diagnosis. Prewalker is a sock made of pressure sensitive material, used to record the pressure points on a child’s foot throughout the day. Following a spectrum from green to red, the socks clearly show where pressure is being applied, allowing parents to chose suitable footwear and be alerted of any abnormal walking styles.

Tehran University of Art

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