Sensors In Socks May Help Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Professor Tilak Dias
College of Art & Design and Built Environment, School of Art & Design and
Dr. Pasindu Lugoda
Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Experimental Physics
Electronic and Communication Engineering
Nottingham Trent University

The Siren Smart Sock System

The Siren Smart Sock System

Medical Research: Why are diabetics more prone to foot ulcers?  How prevalent is the problem?

Response: Diabetic neuropathy contributes to foot ulcers that increases the chances of amputations if not treated. Every 30 seconds a limb is lost to diabetics.

Medical Research: What is the background for the Siren Smart Sock System? What information is transmitted via the socks? Does the information go to the patient or a health care provider?

Response: The temperature difference in between different points of the two feet are transmitted from the sensors in the sock. The information can be sent to the doctor or the patient’s mobile phone depending on what is needed.  

Medical Research: Are the socks easy to use? Washable? Comfortable? Expensive?

Response: They are extremely easy to use washable and very comfortable. It feels as though you are wearing an ordinary pair of socks

Citation: Press Release

Smart Socks To Revolutionize Diabetic Care

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Professor Tilak Dias and Dr. Pasindu Lugoda (2016). Sensors In Socks May Help Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers MedicalResearch.com