"I have had a number of problems with my feet over the last few years. At the ripe age of 88 I am now experiencing random swelling of both feet in addition to poor circulation (numbness and tingling). In the fall of 2014, I was fitted with a set of the Orpyx Inserts to monitor pressure in localized areas of my feet. For the first month or so, I was being alerted approximately once per hour. The watch would vibrate, it would startle me and I would change the position of my feet, wiggle my toes and feel the circulation improve. Over time, I started to naturally move my toes and feet more regularly and noticed that I was not being alerted as often. Wearing the inserts has conditioned me to wiggle my toes and change position of my feet more frequently than I had before. I've also noticed less pain and swelling in my feet which I believe can be attributed to improving my circulation through wearing my shoes fitted with the Orpyx system."
"Throughout my time with the SurroSense foot insole, I found it to be a well working product that required little upkeep – just the charging of the watch and shoe pods. The alerts were a cool way to help identify when I needed to change up my stance and the pressure on my foot,” states Darryl. "The most helpful thing I have gained from this product is more awareness to the pressure I am putting on my foot and have now got a better internal gauge of when I need to shift positions."
"I am thrilled at the prospect of using the SurroSense Rx in my patients. The idea that this device could, in essence, give back one of the missing senses in diabetics is truly amazing. I can obviously see how this would prevent wounds and amputations but the idea that this technology could be used in other areas such as prosthetics and even balance proprioception is exciting."