People suffering from diabetes have to be extremely careful in their health, from nutrition to everyday activities. Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem decided to pay special attention to the feet, which require constant diagnosis in order to avoid the occurrence of chronic ulcers, which increase the risk of limb amputation. The fact is that patients with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus have neuropathy (nerve damage), because of which people do not feel unpleasant sensations and cannot timely detect skin lesions. The developed SenseGO smart socks are able to track the area of the foot that is under excessive pressure (which causes ulcers) and notify its owner via the smartphone’s mobile application. In turn, the user must take measures that reduce pressure – change the position of the legs, change shoes, insoles or take other measures. Despite the fact that SenseGO has dozens of microscopic pressure sensors and a microprocessor, they can be washed in a washing machine. When the product goes into the status of a commercial product, it is not specified.
Any serious illness requires ongoing diagnosis and treatment by the patient. These actions prevent a complication that can lead to undesirable and even tragic consequences. Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diseases in the world. One of the dangerous complications of a diabetic foot. Due to a specific change in the skin and soft tissues, which later passes to the muscles and bones, the patient’s mobility is significantly reduced. Smart Socks Siren Care from the eponymous American startup is designed to timely detect changes in order to prevent the development of the disease. Built-in sensors record temperature readings at specific points in the stop; data is displayed in a mobile application for Android and iOS devices. One set includes 7 pairs of socks, each toe is equipped with a battery for autonomous work for 6 months. Products can be washed by hand and in a washing machine. By pre-order, the cost of Siren Care is $ 120, the retail price will be $ 180.