Diabetes is a human killing manifestation in nowadays. Most of the family only one person having Diabetes recently. Diabetes affects over 25 million Americans and is the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, and non-accident-related leg and foot amputations. The last two of these problems result from progressive neuropathy, or specifically the degeneration of nerves starting with those in the extremities.
The patented SurroSense Rx is a high-tech, pressure-sensing insole and wristband that tells the user when damage is being done to the feet. The product is designed to mitigate diabetic foot complications, such as ulceration, infection and amputation. One of the main problems with diabetic peripheral neuropathy is that, when someone is affected with it, he or she is unaware when pressure thresholds are being abused. The result is tissue damage, leading to ulceration, and often, amputation.
The SurroSense Rx collects pressure data from the foot and wirelessly sends that information to the user via an ergonomic wristband-based display. The display alerts the user when damage is being done so that behavior can be changed and these devastating complications can be avoided. Patients with diabetic neuropathy often lose sensation in their feet, making it difficult for them to detect abnormal levels of pressure on their heels and thus putting them at risk for developing ulcers and infections that may lead to amputations.
Eight force sensors, which are embedded within the insole, are sampled at a frequency of 4Hz. The raw force data is analyzed and specialized software then converts the data into a risk profile. Using the ANT+ wireless profile, the risk profile is transmitted to the wristband display. Using the ANT+ enabled wrist display the wearer, can now actively monitor the risk of doing damage to his/her feet throughout the day. Similarly the information can be displayed on a variety of ANT+ ready devices, such as mobile phones and tablets. For power saving purposes the display is updated with new information every 30 seconds. Using this and other low-power technology the system can operate on a simple coin cell battery for over 6 months.