Foot ul­cers

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A trial by a team from the Manch­ester Metropoli­tan Univer­sity in the UK found par­tic­i­pants with di­a­betes who used Or­pyx Med­i­cal Tech­nolo­gies Inc’s smart sen­sor in­sole re­duced the in­ci­dence of foot ul­cers by more than 70 per cent. The sys­tem, which is linked to a smartwatch, alerts users when pres­sure on the sole be­comes too high, forc­ing them to change be­hav­iours. This could help re­duce un­nec­es­sary dam­age, lead­ing to am­pu­ta­tion.

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