Siren launches Smart Socks to detect and prevent diabetic foot ulcers
Siren’s smart sock is designed using neuro fabric that can monitor the diabetic ulcers effectively by tracking feet temperature changes.
Managing diabetes has proven to be more overwhelming and challenging. In fact, it estimated that 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. This worrying trend has caused medical experts make extra efforts of managing the situation. Now, it looks like a solution has arrived. It is after Siren launched its footwear smart sock expertly designed to manage the situation that digital health enthusiasts heaved a sigh of relief. Siren is a microsensor textile company based in San Francisco founded in the year 2015.
The company has now designed sensitive socks branded as ‘the diabetic footwear sock and foot monitoring system’ made out of neuro fabric products.
It is the first product of its kind to be made out of that material. The socks are designed to track temperature changes in the foot. These changes will then be used detect any signs of inflammations that could be happening, which is the channel to diabetes. This problem has caused thousands of loose legs through surgical removal. The smart design has recently been availed to the market by siren, the original manufacturers. The sock comes with a wide range of features. They are very comfortable such that you won’t even realize they are meant for treatment. Siren has also accompanied the designed product with a digital mobile app.
The app is designed to receive notifications just in case there are any signs of inflammations detected in the foot. The warning shall be sent in the form of a text message push notification.
Microsensors usually included inside fabric to make any neuro fabric textile. Nonetheless, siren confirmed that the whole procedure of making the material can be afforded. It makes things easy for the materials to be made comfortable to accommodate the needs of the users. They come with extra features. They do not have to be recharged as expected, washable with machines and can also dry like a normal piece of clothing.
Customers will be able to access the product by pre-order subscribed monthly.
The cost goes at a price of $19.99 monthly and comes packaged with the mobile app, five pairs of socks and live support mailed each six months.
The CEO and co-founder of a siren, Ran Ma said they built the technology to assist with cost, detection, and efficiency that has been a headache to diabetic cases.
“Our neuro fabric has endless application across healthcare, sports, military, and fashion, but it was clear to us that solving a specific problem is where we had to start because it impacts too many”, he said in a statement. The company is also quoted to announce $3.4 million worth of funding from Founders Fund, DCM, and Khosla Ventures.
Smart sock launched by Siren is probably what the diabetic world needed. It has now come at the right time. People won’t have to lose their limbs just by failing to detect the signs.
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