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Shoe Insole Detects Diabetes
Zephyr Shoe Pod


By: Bianca Bartz (Superstar) Nov 27, 07
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Need some help monitoring your glucose levels? Thanks to a new invention, it could be as easy as sleeping a pair of insoles into your shoes.

New Zealand-based Zephyr invented the inserts that detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy and track foot temperature.

“The shoe insole includes a small radio transmitter that will transmit the data to a PC via radio frequency,” according to SciFi.com. “This allows yourself, or your doc to keep an active eye on your condition and provide plenty of preventative measures to keep those feet nice, healthy and still attached.”

For those not familiar with the disease, diabetics often loss their sense of feeling in their feet, which if left untreated leads to ulcers which can sometimes require amputation.



Source: blog.scifi



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