'Foot Selfies' May Improve Remote Diabetic Foot Monitoring
"Foot selfies" may be a simple solution to keeping tabs on patients at high risk for diabetic foot complications. Patients with or at risk of foot ulcers are told to check their feet regularly at home, but doing so can be difficult for those who aren't flexible or who have vision problems. Those who live alone may not be able to ask someone else to check their feet for them. Some use hand mirrors, but those can be difficult to manipulate and don't offer feedback.
@vikrant The "Foot Selfie System" eliminates the need for assistance and allows the images to be sent to a clinician. The point of it is to be a very simple tool that essentially anybody can use. Clearly there could be an artificial intelligence filter and patients could be taught to not rely on someone looking but rather to report a concern [and] a human would [then] look at the pictures