Tagged: Diabetes

Smart shoe sole prevents diabetes ulcers from developing in the foot

Smart shoe Sole for diabetic ulcers_2

Diabetes is a dangerous condition which can lead to other complications which is worse cases leads to amputation of the foot or even fatality. To prevent such horrendous after-effects of a major diabetic attack, the researchers at EPFL’s Integrated Actuators Laboratory in collaboration with Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) have developed a smart shoe sole which prevents the development of diabetic foot ulcers or inhibits the present ones from worsening. This is done by valves in the sole which electronically control the pressure applied to the foot arch. Actuators control the stiffness of the sole to drastically reduce the chances of developing diabetic foot ulcers.
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Google Life Sciences team is developing wearable glucose monitor for diabetics

Dexcom Google Life Science working on wearable glucose monitor

Picture of Dexcom’s currently available glucose monitor

Google Life Sciences division, now officially a standalone subsidiary of Alphabet, has been in the news for developing smart contact lens to measure glucose levels in diabetes patients. Now, just days after becoming a subsidiary of Alphabet, Life Sciences division has partnered with Dexcom to develop new products for people with diabetes, including a wearable and disposable glucose monitoring device. The new device in works will be connected to the Cloud and is said to be the size of a bandage. Read More…

Pressure-monitoring stocking for diabetics is going to be a life-saver

Pressure monitoring stockings for diabetics

Being diabetic comes with its own set of problems which can be very depressing. One problem that most of the diabetic patients encounter is the lack of sensation in their feet. It can be the inability to sense pressure or temperature signals which is not a good sign, and in extreme cases feet or toes of the patient need to be amputated to prevent spreading of infection. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a pair of pressure stockings that helps the patient in detecting any signs of infection or wounds, and unlike other products this one measures pressure from every possible angle.
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GlySens ICGM – Noninvasive glucose monitoring sensor makes you forget about diabetes

GlySens ICGM System glucose monitoring system

When we talk about diabetes, there are lot of problems that come along with it. The foremost being the hassle of monitoring the blood glucose level by pricking the finger for blood. Or maybe even the latest implanted sensors that require frequent calibration and replacement. To get over this basic problem with diabetes related care, GlySens is working on quarter-sized glucose monitoring system that is implanted into patient’s body and works for over one year before needing replacement. GlySens ICGM System is one solution that will improve the lifestyle of diabetes patients as they won’t be required to take blood samples for keeping a check on their glucose levels. All they would need to do is monitor the glucose levels on a device that is paired with the sensors implanted in the body.
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Smart Contact lens measures blood glucose level of diabetes patient

Smart Contact Lens for blood glucose level measurement in diabetes patients

Diabetes is one ailment that brings with it many other health (short and long term) risks and needs to be taken care of very carefully. But having diabetes is not that hard to monitor and cure as you require to keep on checking your blood’s glucose level. It is like having an extra task to deal with every day and several times a day which can be really difficult as you have to take blood sample readings. It can be really hard to do over and over again for months and even years so there needs to be a way that is much simpler and doesn’t disrupt the normal routine of a person’s daily life. Google[x] has developed a prototype of a very new way of keeping up to the minute check on blood sugar levels courtesy micro-electronics including chips and sensors.
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Sleep Mask will treat eye sight loss due to diabetes

Sleep Mask

Sight loss due to diabetes known as diabetic retinopathy is the worst thing that can happen to an individual and there is no turning back once you suffer from it. Normally the only solution to get rid of this problem would be to treat the patient by having a surgery, laser photocoagulation and intraocular injections which are very expensive and require hospitalization for quite some days. But researchers are determined to change that and infuse new life for such unfortunate patients as well as people who are in the initial stages of this disease. Researchers at Northumbria University’s Northern Design centre in Gateshead, England and PolyPhotonix Ltd in Sedgefield, England have created a Sleep Mask prototype that corrects eye sight loss noninvasively using light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
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