Although pain suppression is often the goal of medical attention, diabetics need to be able to feel their pain. A tragic complication for people with diabetes is a loss of blood circulation to body extremities, such as the hands and feet. This leads to numbness and lack of feeling in these areas. This exhibit will display a flexible sensor designed by researchers at the Colorado School of Mines. The sensor fits inside the shoes or socks of diabetes sufferers to prevent diabetes patients from developing ulcers and burns that often lead to amputation.
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