Measures pressure and humidity and sends data via "Bluetooth"

Expo Live .. “smart lining” for diabetic shoes .. senses the danger

  • Facundo Noya: We started designing and manufacturing shoe inserts in Argentina and using nano-silver rings to make them.

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Amputation of the lower extremities due to complications of “diabetes”, is the main cause of non-accident amputations in the world, as poor blood flow and neuropathy (nerve damage) at the level of the feet increase the chances of developing foot ulcers and “rot”. What may eventually require amputation of the limbs.

EbersMed, which qualified for a grant under the Expo Live programme, has one goal: to prevent amputations. The phone, with smart alerts and foot care recommendations.

According to Expo Live, the Ebers Foundation is currently implementing its project in Argentina, in addition to cooperating with other institutions to ensure successful implementation.

The direct grant from Expo Live will help finance the completion of prototypes for the liners for "smart shoes" and improve production efficiency.

And the “smart shoe lining” is able to measure pressure, temperature and humidity throughout the day in patients with “diabetes”, to avoid reaching the stage of ulceration, as the data obtained via “Bluetooth” is sent to the smartphone, which It alerts the patient about possible abnormal pressures, which can cause him any kind of harm, and the data is sent to the doctor, so that he can rely on this information, when needed, and assess the patient's health status.

The young Argentine inventor, founder of the EbersMed project, Facundo Noya, was well aware of this problem, while studying for a degree in biomedical engineering, as he was shocked by the story of a diabetic patient who entered the hospital and left two weeks later, with his leg amputated below the knee. At that time, he began conducting tests and studies to contribute to preventing the exacerbation of these problems in patients.

"We started designing and manufacturing shoe liners in Argentina, and we use (nano) silver rings to manufacture them, and they are equipped with an iron center, and these insoles are placed inside the patient's shoes," Noya says, noting that (EbersMed) is unique in this design. , which enables continuous monitoring of the condition of the feet, and explains that as part of a clinical trial, we have demonstrated the tremendous potential of smart technology in reducing the incidence of foot ulcers.

Good diabetes management and regular foot care helps prevent severe foot ulcers that are difficult to treat and may require “amputation.” About 30% of diabetic foot ulcer patients may be at risk of lower limb amputation.

The foundation says that, in addition to comparing the pressure on the foot, the “sole” measures temperature and relative humidity, which helps to detect inflammation in its early stages.

The foundation adds, "Measuring the pressures on the surface of the skin of the foot is one of the many solutions that can prevent the development of this disease and improve the person's quality of life," noting that (complications) in the foot occur in the soft tissues and the lower heel, and this disease has consequences. difficult on household budgets and national economies at the same time.

And when foot sores do arise, it's important to get immediate attention.

More than 80% of amputations begin with ulcers on the feet.

And the "Mayo Clinic" medical group says, in a study, that "good diabetes management, and good foot care, can reduce the incidence of foot ulcers."

In 2019, diabetes was a direct cause of nearly 1.5 million deaths, and diabetes is one of the main causes of lower limb amputations, blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes, according to the World Health Organization.

On December 20, 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to designate November 14 of each year as World Diabetes Day, in recognition of the urgent need to pursue multilateral efforts to encourage and improve human health.

chronic disease

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, or when the body is unable to effectively use the insulin it produces.

Insulin is a hormone that controls the level of sugar in the blood.

Excess glucose in the blood, also known as high blood sugar level, is one of the common results of a defect in controlling the sugar level, and over time leads to serious damage to many body systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.

“Innovation Impact Grants”

Expo Live, Expo 2020’s Social Impact Innovation Support Program, supports dozens of projects that have received Impact Innovation Grants, to work on finding creative solutions to pressing challenges, with the aim of improving people’s lives, preserving the planet, or both Together, the program aims to create a tangible and measurable impact to improve the lives of people around the world.

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