HOUSTON – Students at Rice University have developed a device to help people with diabetes find early signs of foot ulcerations. Patients with diabetes are often at risk of cuts or other injuries to their extremities that they may not be able to feel or easily check. The device, developed by sophomores Caz Smith and Kelvin Boateng, allows a patient to stand on it and uses cameras, lights, a mirror and electronics to easily inspect their feet. Images are posted to an automatically generated website they can view on a cellphone or other device and forward to a doctor. “We wanted it to be an at-home device you could put in the corner of your bathroom or living room and have it stay there,” said Boateng in a statement. The device is being studied by another class of Rice engineering students who are exploring ways to streamline the design and move it toward manufacturing.
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