Smart Sensors for Detection of Foot Ulcers
Findings on the Bonbouton Foot Health System
30.4 million Americans have diabetes; their chance of developing a foot ulcer is 4-10%. More than 108,000 lower extremity amputations occur each year in patients with diabetes, often secondary to unhealed foot ulcers.
At-risk patients need to visually inspect their feet daily, wear shoes that fully cover their feet, provide a soft, cushioned insole with an even surface, and are wide fit to reduce friction
An unmet need exists for a digital monitoring tool in diabetes patients at risk for foot ulcers
Bonbouton is a graphene-inkjeted foot sensor system.
It continuously monitors skin temperature and standing pressure as early indicators of inflammation, infection and/or injury.
A sensor is embedded into the shoe insole and connects directly to a battery which is hidden within the shoe.
A companion app provides continuous monitoring for the user.