AposHealth is a non-invasive foot-worn device which aims to improve the pathological gait patterns of people with knee osteoarthritis. Following assessment with a physiotherapist, computerised gait analysis is conducted to identify the unique needs of the patient based on diagnosis and patient characteristics. The calibration of the device manipulates the centre of pressure whilst wearing the boots and provides proprioceptive soft tissue feedback and control training using convex ‘Pertupods’.
 
Status In progress
Technology type Device
Decision Selected
Process MTEP
ID number 570

Provisional Schedule

Committee meeting: 1 21 October 2022
Draft guidance 14 November 2022 - 12 December 2022
Committee meeting: 2 20 January 2023
Resolution 20 February 2023
Expected publication 31 March 2023

Project Team

Project lead Amy Barr

Email enquiries

Stakeholders

External assessment group CEDAR
Manufacturers AposTherapy
Professional groups Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care (AXrEM)
  Boston Scientific
  Department of Health and Social Care
  Devices for Dignity
  Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
  Health Technology Wales
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  HealthTech Alliance
  Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd
  Medical Technology Group
  Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  National Wound Care Strategy Programme
  University of Manchester Wounds Research Group
  NHS England
  The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
  NHS Digital
  NHS supply chain
  Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  British Orthopaedic Association
  Royal College of General Practitioners
  Mid Essex CCG
  Bedfordshire CCG
  Greenwhich CCG

Timeline

Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
26 May 2022 Scope published
14 February 2022 Stakeholder registration opens

For further information on our processes and methods, please see our CHTE processes and methods manual