Patented novel blister prevention technology
WHAT DO THEY DO?
PelliTec have patented blister prevention technology currently used in circular pads which stick to the inside of footwear not on the skin. The technology reduces the friction which can cause blisters and will also be used in the toe and heel areas of insoles.
WHAT WILL THEY GET FROM THE ACCELERATOR?
PelliTec will work with AWRC researchers to develop a series of late-stage prototype insoles incorporating arch support and the PelliTec blister prevention technology. We will then work together to assess the pressure relief potential of the product.
WHY DID WE ACCEPT THEM?
They articulated a clear problem for people suffering with chronic diseases (such as diabetes) which ultimately limits their ability to exercise and costs the NHS substantial amounts of money in treating those suffering with foot ulcers. Our researchers also have relevant experience in prototyping across different mediums.