These socks for diabetics are a new example of how wearable technology can improve your health. From Siren Care, the tech-laden temperature-monitoring socks can save your feet from surgery or amputation. The Siren Smart Socks use textile technology to monitor inflammation and swelling of the feet caused by foot ulcers (a common cause of hospitalization for people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes), which can also help prevent injuries.
Wearers can get 6 months of use out of the machine-washable socks for diabetics. They have a battery built in that will only run when the socks are being worn. This project shows how managing long-term and chronic health conditions can be made less painful.
The Siren Care team hopes to have the product ready to ship in early 2017.