“Consumers chose Siren Care of San Francisco for a smart sock with embedded sensors that track rising body temperatures, which could signal an injury in someone with diabetes-related neuropathy.”
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More than 400 million people around the world have diabetes; about 40 percent of them are unable to feel pain in their feet. That means even tiny wounds or blisters can grow larger and become infected, increasing the risk of foot amputations.
January 7, 2017
“Siren Care weaves electronic sensors into clothing in order to monitor a person’s health. Its first product is a sock that can track temperature changes in feet for diabetics.”
November 26, 2016
“Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients are prone to foot swelling, among other foot issues and it can lead to some serious problems such as infection or amputation of the foot if not checked. Early detection is crucial to head off any serious complications.”