Intelligent socks are paired with smartphones to help diabetics

Diabetic neuropathy is the leading cause of amputation due to foot ulcers, costing the U.S. alone more than $10 billion annually. Now, students at the Hebrew University's BioDesign program have developed SenseGO, a machine-washable sock containing dozens of micro-fabricated pressure sensors.

01/29/2016

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Students at the Hebrew University's BioDesign program paired pressure-sensing socks with smartphones to reduce foot ulcers in diabetic patients; © The Hebrew University of Jerusalem