Tillges Technologies, a startup company created by practitioners at Tillges Certified Orthotic Prosthetic Inc. in Minnesota, developed a wireless sensor to detect pressures caused by diabetic foot ulcers.
The sensor, called PressureGuardian, is a wireless pressure sensor that is worn under the patient’s wound site. The sensor then wirelessly transmits data to an app operated by an Apple iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad. The data can be used to correctly adjust orthoses to ensure proper fit and improve wound healing. Patient files can also be created within the app to track and maintain data, as well as document photos.
Tillges Technologies held a soft launch of the device in February and expects to fully launch the technology in September.