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Siren unveils new diabetic sock and foot monitoring system
Siren, a San Francisco-based health technology company, has launched its first Neurofabric –powered product, the Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System. Neurofabric is the first-ever textile developed by Siren, with micro-sensors embedded directly into the fabric, making its sensors completely seamless and virtually invisible to the user.
Siren Diabetic Socks continuously monitor foot temperature so people can detect signs of inflammation, the precursor to diabetic foot ulcers. Monitoring foot temperature is clinically proven to be the most effective way of catching foot injuries, and is up to 87 per cent more effective at preventing diabetic foot ulcers than standard diabetic foot care.
Current solutions for diabetic foot monitoring rely on non-continuous and manual measurement. People who want to monitor foot temperature have to go to the doctor and get six spots on each foot manually measured for temperature, a time-consuming and inefficient process.
For people with diabetic neuropathy, Siren’s socks look and feel just like a regular pair of socks and blend seamlessly into their daily lives. Comfortable and discreet, they provide continuous, clinical-grade temperature monitoring and health tracking over time. All they have to do is put on their socks like they would any other day.
Siren’s Foot Monitoring System includes a variety of patented technologies, enabling the standard manufacturing of integrated sensors, and simultaneous pairing of multiple devices, both of which were previously unsolved.
Ran Ma, CEO and co-founder of Siren said, “We built this technology because foot ulcers are the most common, costly and deadly complication for people with diabetes, yet there was no way to continuously monitor for these massive problems. Our Neurofabric has endless applications across healthcare, sports, military, and fashion, but it was obvious to us that solving this specific problem is where we had to start, because it impacts so many and can mean the difference between losing a limb or not.” (GK)