Podimetrics has developed a foot temperature monitoring pad that detects the onset of diabetic foot ulcers.
HOW DOES THIS FOOT MONITORING PAD WORK?
Standing on the mat for twenty seconds generates data measured in thermograms. Inflammation (hot spots) levels are not detectable by eye. Results are evaluated and if necessary, treatment is prescribed. Moreover, it is well established that this asymmetry (or “hotspots”) strongly correlate with eventual development of foot ulcers.
ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY
More than one million diabetic foot ulcers occur in the United States every year. Published data in the July issue Diabetes Care clearly showed that the Podimetrics Mat detected 97% of developing non traumatic plantar foot ulcers on average five weeks before they presented clinically. Moreover, 86% of patients used the mat at least three times per week and 88% of reported the mat easy to use.
The Podimetrics system does an excellent job to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.