Innovation at MiracleFeet
MiracleFeet has embraced technology and design to address some of the major barriers to scaling clubfoot treatment. In collaboration with best-in-class industry and academic partners such as Stanford University, Dimagi, and Google.org, we developed, tested, and deployed a suite of tools that incorporated extensive input from local end-users to ensure their efficacy in low-resource settings.
It started with the development of the MiracleFeet brace expanded in April 2016 when MiracleFeet was awarded a $1M Impact Challenge Grant from Google.org. With this grant, we set out to solve a problem facing many global health nonprofits working in low-income countries: advances in healthcare technology are often unavailable or difficult to implement in low-resource settings.
Our aim was to improve clubfoot care by developing a suite of technology tools that could be used globally by our partners. We ended up with four major initiatives seeking to address treatment quality and compliance.