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Can ‘smart’ Blundstone boots help ease healthcare workers’ pain?

Blundstone boots are about to get a lot smarter, thanks to a new research project from Monash University, which is embedding sensors in the soles of the shoes to capture real-time information about the posture and gait of the people who wear them. The project aims to understand the physical strain that doctors, nurses and healthcare workers face in the workplace, such as being on their feet for long hours and lifting heavy loads, and give them feedback, so they can take steps to reduce the impac