Smart Sock For Diabetic Neuropathy, SenseGO, Helps Patients Manage Symptoms
Posted by: Natural Neuropathy Treatment - NeuraVite on March 23, 2016
In the United States, up to 70 percent of diabetics suffer from diabetic neuropathy, a type of nerve damage that most often affects the legs and feet. This nerve damage takes its toll on these body parts, affecting how patients feel pain, and increasing risk for injuries. As a result, patients are likely to experience foot ulcers and slow-to-heal cuts and bruises. Going without treatment for these injuries could lead to amputations.
Knowing this, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center created the BioDesign: Medical Innovation Program to develop ways to combat diabetic neuropathy before amputation even becomes a thought. The team’s latest invention is the SenseGO, a machine-washable sock that’s able to detect changes in pressure on a patient’s foot and ultimately prevent foot ulcers.
"This is a classic mobile health approach,” said professor Yaakov Nahmias, director of the BioDesign program, in a press release. “By giving patients and their families the tools they need to prevent the development of ulcers, we can dramatically reduce health care costs related to diabetes."