July 2016

Siren Care to market smart diabetes sock

San Francisco-based Siren Care has partnered with Pasindu Lugoda, a PhD student at the University of Nottingham Trent in the UK, and his colleagues in the university’s Advanced Textiles Research Group to bring to market a smart sock to help prevent amputation in people with diabetes.

Lugoda, a Sri Lankan with full scholarship in the PhD program, for his dissertation was working on incorporating sensors into yarn to detect temperature changes on the foot that could indicate a diabetic foot ulcer.

Siren Care is taking pre-orders for the socks, which are washable because the sensors are encapsulated in water-resistant resin pods, on its website, siren.care, and reports the product will be available for shipping in September 2017.

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- Emily Delzell

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