January 2018

Sensoria, Optima to create smart diabetic footwear

By Laura Hochnadel

Seattle-based Sensoria Health and Optima Molliter, Civitanova Marche, Italy, announced a partnership to create what they claim is the first smart diabetic footwear product that will monitor a patient’s compliance to the clinician’s prescribed mechanical off-loading protocol. The announcement was made at CES 2018, held in Las Vegas, January 9-12. The device, Motus Smart, is powered by Sensoria Health. It will combine pressure sensors and Sensoria Core technologies with the clinically tested Optima Molliter Offloading System, and is purported to be a viable alternative to a non-removable cam boot. The Sensoria sensors will work with a text messaging system and a web dashboard to inform patients, caregivers, and clinicians of noncompliance with the off-loading protocol, thus allowing for easy intervention.

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