A new startup will soon be selling smart diabetic socks. Siren Diabetic Socks is said to detect any foot injuries sustained by a person diagnosed with diabetes, informing them of the injury via a smartphone app, text messages, or phone calls. The company claims that its product can detect foot ulcers, which helps people treat quickly and in turn prevents a rise in body temperature. The socks ship in pairs of seven for $179 and the company recommends that replacing the socks once every six months.
Integrated sensors monitor temperature changes between the person’s feet throughout the day. It is recommended they wear the socks daily to get accurate readings. The Siren app will send notifications when there is a possible injury. The Siren Plug sends notifications via a phone call, text, or if the user does not have a smartphone. More information coming soon.