Training and Research


Training in Podoactiva Headquarters

We offer 100% customised training so that you can learn how to create our customised insoles in the most optimal way.

Research and publications

Scientific Publications


  • Sánchez-Sanjuan A, Romero-Morales C, Alfaro-Santafé J, Almenar-Arasanz A-J, Gómez-Bernal A, Pareja-Galeano H. Foot Anatomical Structural Variations Increase the Risk of Falls in Older Adults. Applied Sciences. 2022; 12(19):9825.
    Available at: Here


  • Lanuza-Cerzócimo C, Alfaro-Santafé J, Almenar-Arasanz AJ, Alfaro-Santafé JV, Pérez-Morcillo A, Gómez-Bernal A. Baropodometric variation with weight loss: an experimental study. Rev. Esp. Pod. 2022; 33(1): 21-28.
    Available at: Here


  • Roca Sánchez E, Alfaro Santafé J, Gómez Bernal A. Gait kinematics in subjects with Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical Podiatry. 2022; 23(2):54-60. Available at: Here
  • Alfaro-Santafé JV, Gómez-Bernal A, Almenar-Arasanz AJ, Alfaro-Santafé J. Reliability and Repeatability of the Footwork Plantar Pressure Plate System. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2021;111(6):10.7547/18-057.
    Available at: Here.


  • Alfaro-Santafé JV, Alfaro-Santafé J, Lanuza-Cerzócimo C, Gómez-Bernal A, Pérez-Morcillo A, Almenar-Arasanz AJ, Mena-Tobar A, Laclériga-Giménez AF. Locally linear embedding and plantar pressure-time graph selection in heel pain classification: An observational, case-control study. J Biomech. 2021;128:110784. Available at: Here.


  • Alfaro-Santafé J, Gómez-Bernal A, Lanuza-Cerzócimo C, Alfaro-Santafé JV, Pérez-Morcillo A, Almenar-Arasanz AJ. Effectiveness of Custom-Made Foot Orthoses vs. Heel-Lifts in Children with Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease): A CONSORT-Compliant Randomized Trial. Children. 2021; 8(11):963. Available at: Here.


  • Mosqueira-Ourens M, Sánchez-Sáez JM, Pérez-Morcillo A, et al. Effects of a 48-Day Home Quarantine during the Covid-19 Pandemic on the First Outdoor Running Session among Recreational Runners in Spain. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(5):2730. Available at: Here.


  • Mingoarranz-Villalba P, Díaz-Prieto M, Mundilla-Paredes A, Alfaro-Santafé J, Almenar-Arasanz AJ, Gómez-Bernal A, García-García C. Analysis of body flexibility and baropodometry after the application of the “suboccipital inhibition technique” in patients with episodic migraine with aura Clinical Podiatry. 2021;22(3):84-92. Available at: Here


  • Garcia-Claveria L, Alfaro-Santafé J, Almenar-Arasanz AJ, Gómez-Bernal A. Efficacy of laser therapy as a treatment for myofascial trigger points: a narrative review. Podología Clínica. 2021; 22(1):20-25. Available at: Here.
  • Gómez-Bernal A, Fernández-Cuevas I, Alfaro-Santafé J, Pérez-Morcillo A, Almenar-Arasanz AJ. Use of infrarred thermography to determine the foot sole thermal profile of plantar fasciopathy patients: a transversal study. Rev. Esp. Pod. 2021; 32(2): 93-98. Available: Here.


  • Gómez-Bernal A, Pérez-Morcillo A, Alfaro-Santafé JJ, Alfaro-Santafé JV. Orthopedic treatment of fifth metatarsal fracture in soccer: a clinical case. El Peu. 2020;42(1):26-31. Available at: Here.


  • Serra-Gallach G, Alfaro-Santafé J, Pérez-Morcillo P, Gómez-Bernal A. Analysis of soccer boots and their relationship with injuries: a literature review Podología Clínica. 2020;21(4):100-109. Available at: Here.


  • Francés-Cuscó F, Alfaro-Santafé J, Pérez-Morcillo A, Almenar-Arasanz AJ, Gómez-Bernal A. Effectiveness of dry needling in the treatment of plantar fasciitis related to the presence of myofascial trigger points: a narrative review. Rev Esp Podol. 2020;31(2):110-116. Available at: Here.


  • Jaén-Carrillo D, García-Pinillos F, Cartón-Llorente A, Almenar-Arasanz A, Bustillo-Pelayo JA; Roche-Seruendo LE. Test-retest reliability of the OptoGait system for the analysis of spatiotemporal running gait parameters and lower-body stiffness in healthy adults. Proc Inst Mech Eng P J Sport Eng Technol. 2020; 234(2):154-161. Available at: Here.


  • Alfaro-Santafé J, Gómez-Bernal A, Lanuza-Cerzócimo C, Alfaro-Santafé JV, Pérez-Morcillo A, Almenar-Arasanz AJ. Three-axis measurements with a novel system for 3D plantar foot scanning: iPhone X. Footwear Science. 2020; 12(2):1-9. Available at: Here.


  • Dolz-Peris C, Gómez-Bernal A, Alfaro-Santafé J, Almenar-Arasanz AJ, Boscà-Muñoz F. Baropodometric analysis of lower limb asymmetries in children aged 4 to 16 years: a descriptive observational study. Rev Esp Podol. 2020; 31(1): 4-9. Available at: Here.
  • Pérez-Morcillo A, Gómez-Bernal A, Gil-Guillen VF, et al. Association between the Foot Posture Index and running related injuries: A case-control study. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2019;61:217-221. Available at: Here.


  • Ráfales-Perucha A, Gómez-Bernal A, Alfaro-Santafé J, Almenar-Arasanz AJ. Reliability of the angular kinematic of knee and ankle during the running in the sagittal plane measured with Younext Direct Motion Capture®. Rev int cienc podol. 2019;13(2):47-54. Available at: Here.


  • Remón-Gallo A, Gómez-Bernal A, Pérez-Morcillo A, Alfaro-Santafé J. Effectiveness of the foot orthotics as treatment in femoropatellar syndrome: systematic review. Eur J Pod 2019; 5 (1): 14-22. Available at: Here.


  • Sánchez-Serena A, Almenar-Arasanz AJ, Alfaro Santafé, J, Gómez-Bernal, A. Anatomical association of the Q angle of the knee in professional soccer players: a cross-sectional study. Podoscopio. 2019; (82): 2005-2009. Available at: Here.


  • Sors Tor Laia, Pérez-Morcillo Aitor, Alfaro-Santafé Javier, Escalona Marfil Carles, Gómez-Bernal Antonio. Clinical maneuvers in the diagnosis of ankle sprain: a literature review Rev Esp Podol. 2019;30(2):87-100. Available at: Here.


  • Lozano-Berges G, Matute-Llorente Á, Gómez-Bruton A, Alfaro-Santafé V, González-Agüero A, Vicente-Rodríguez G, Casajús JA. Plantar pressures in male adolescent soccer players and its associations with bone geometry and strength. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2019 Feb 12. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.19.09267-3. Available at: Here.
  • Gómez Bernal A, Alfaro Santafé J, Plaza Ruiz AM, Sánchez Jurado F, Luque Bellido I, Almenar Arasanz AJ. Asociación baropodométrica del primer metatarsiano en el síndrome de stress tibial medial. Eur J Pod. 2018;4(1):1-9. Disponible en: Aquí.


  • Rodríguez Veragua M, Gómez Bernal A, Pérez Morcillo A, Alfaro Santafé JJ. Ultrasonographic characteristics for the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis: a systematic review. Podología Clínica. 2018; 19(2): 64-74. Available at: Here.


  • Alfaro-Santafé J, Gómez Bernal A, Lanuza Cerzócimo C, Sempere-Bonet C, Barniol-Mercade A, Alfaro Santafé JV. Results of the weight-bearing Lunge test on patients with functional hallux limitus: A cross sectional case—control study. Rev Esp Podol. 2017; 28(2):e32-e37. Available at: Here.


  • Alfaro Santafé J, Gómez Bernal A, Alfaro Santafé JV, Lanuza Cerzócimo C, Escamilla Galindo VL, Almenar Arasanz AJ. Relationship between Lunge and Jack Test in calcaneal apophysis (Sever’s disease) in young soccer players. Rev int cienc podol. 2017;11(2):117-23. Available at: Here.


  • Jordán-Palomar EI, Javierre E, Rey-Vasalo J, Alfaro-Santafé V, Gómez-Benito MJ. An Evaluation of Surgical Functional Reconstruction of the Foot Using Kinetic and Kinematic Systems: A Case Report. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Jan – Feb;56(1):208-216. Available at: Here
I+D+I Projects

Podoactiva, winner of the Real Madrid Next / SCORE innovation program.

Thanks to Podoactiva’s expertise in the sports sector and more specifically in football, we collaborate within the Real Madrid Next/SCORE program as a strategic company and a benchmark in technologies applied to football.

AI4DIAG Project: “Distributed Artificial Intelligence for the early diagnosis and treatment of diseases with a high prevalence in aging” (2021 Artificial Intelligence R&D Missions Program).

The general objective of this project is the research and development of an intelligent decentralized data collection and analysis system that allows the healthcare system to anticipate and act early and ultra-fast in highly prevalent psychiatric, neurological, motor and degenerative diseases. in the context of aging.


Podoactiva, will focus its efforts on sarcopenia, one of the most prevalent motor degenerative diseases in the elderly population that frequently causes frailty and subsequent entry into dependence. Within the project, information will be provided on the way people walk through smart wearables, capable of collecting information on gait patterns, being able to identify anomalies through artificial intelligence algorithms.


The AI4HealthyAging project is included within the R&D Missions in Artificial Intelligence 2021 program of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, and is part of the Digital Spain 2025 Agenda and the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy. It is financed by the European Union through Next Generation EU funds.


PREDICTIVA project: artificial intelligence and robotisation of processes in the automated manufacturing of personalized templates. (Support Program for Innovative Business Groups).

The main objective of this project is to advance in the digital transformation of all Podoactiva’s manufacturing and sale processes to end customers, reaching three main milestones: the development of a demand forecasting module and predictive maintenance of workforces, a solution global optimization of the company’s industrial processes and the introduction of an intelligent robotic system for the introduction and extraction of templates in the manufacturing line.

Funding entity: Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

Artificial Intelligence project applied to the diagnosis and treatment of gait pathologies.


The general objective of the project is to automate the obtaining of the ideal parameters of the templates used in the treatment of foot pathologies, developing for this purpose algorithms based on neural networks and natural language processing. All this will allow, based on the data from the consultation form filled out by voice recognition and the different studies carried out on the patient, to classify their pathology and obtain the optimal parameters of the template to treat it successfully.

Funding entity: Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

INN-PRESSME: Open innovation ecosystem for the deployment of sustainable plant-based nanoparticle biomaterials for packaging, transport and consumption of goods (Horizon 2020).


The objective of INN-PRESSME is to develop and implement a sustainable OITB (Open Innovation Test Bed) to promote the increase in the levels of technological maturity of nanobiomaterials and nanoprocesses from TRL 4-5 to 7 in European companies.


The project will focus on (nano) cellulose, bioplastics and natural fibers, with which, through nanotechnology approaches, bespoke biomaterials with properties and functionalities (barrier, antibacterial properties, better corrosion resistance, better chemical resistance, etc.) equal or superior to those of their fossil counterparts at competitive prices.


Podoactiva, within the project, will validate new materials and processes for the manufacture of innovative designs for its personalized insoles integrated into shoe soles through the use of ecological materials with nanofunctionalized properties that contribute to a circular and sustainable economy.


Funding entity: European Commission.

STANDUP Project: Thermal Analysis for Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (Horizon 2020).

This project arises from the serious public health problem that the presence and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers poses today. Given this perspective, the STANDUP project is based for its development on the following facts:
  • The new potential of thermal information in the context of the diabetic foot in a friendly and efficient way, using a Smartphone.
  • The recent and great technological advances of Smartphones and thermal cameras for them.
  • The enormous possibilities of all this in healthcare and the world market, for the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers and for future detection of other pathologies.


Podoactiva within the project, contributes all its know-how and experience in the treatment of diabetic foot, in addition to developing an exclusive and innovative insole specific for this type of pathology.


Funding entity: European Commission.

Smart Insoles Ecosystem (SIE) (Challenges-collaboration 2019).


The general objective of the project is to go a step further in terms of the technology that integrates the intelligent template. In this way, the project aims to develop an ecosystem of products around Podoactiva’s intelligent workforce, capable of creating high value in the health, sports and wellness markets. Thanks to the development of this project, the intelligent workforce will evolve its technology towards 5G. From this goal derives the main technical objective: to develop a technological core, based on the world of the Internet of Things (IoT).


The development of the project will also allow the evolution of its connection through applications on smartphones, Smart Watches or Communications Gateways, as well as the establishment of a cloud infrastructure capable of storing, managing and exploiting the information collected.

Funding entity: FEDER/Ministry of Science and Innovation – State Research Agency “Promote technological development, innovation and quality research”.

Project “Artificial intelligence applied to the biomechanics of the foot through intelligent insoles” (CDTI, 2019-2020).

This project aims to take another leap from the previous CDTI project, developing artificial intelligence algorithms for the Podoactiva intelligent workforce that allow extracting and processing information of a higher level of utility for patients and sports professionals. This project makes it possible to increase the added value of the intelligent workforce by measuring the data in real time on the day-to-day of the patients by applying artificial intelligence and processing up to 500 data per second.

Funding entity: Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI).
Smart Insole Project (CDTI, 2016-2017).


Project carried out together with the University of Zaragoza. This project laid the foundations for a personalized, sensorised insole from Podoactiva and has an electronic module that is attached to the shoe and a user App for managing and viewing the resulting information. As a result of the project, the first intelligent template on the market was obtained, which has meant a revolution in the field of biomechanics and has allowed Podoactiva to be positioned as a pioneer company in this type of technology applied in podiatry.
Funding entity: Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI).