"Every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a limb is amputated as a result of diabetes"
25% of diabetics will develop an ulcer
1 in 4 diabetics will develop a foot ulcer at some point in their life. The risk increases with the presence of complications such as peripheral neuropathy.
75,000 amputations per year
An average of 75,000 amputations are performed on diabetics each year in the USA. Every one of these are preventable.
$17 billion per year
The total cost of treating diabetic foot ulcers in the USA has been estimated to be over $17 billion. The average cost per ulcer is $17,000 with amputations often costing a multiple of that.
Number 1 cause of hospitalisation for diabetics
Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common cause of hospitalisation amongst diabetics. Healing times can be anywhere from 2 weeks to over a year.
Founded by medical device engineers Chris Murphy and Simon Kiersey, Bluedrop Medical is focused on developing and commercialising an internet of things enabled device which can predict the formation of diabetic foot ulcers.
Bluedrop Medical’s device enables diabetic foot ulcers to be detected early; when treatment is easier and outcomes and costs are greatly improved.
The home based device performs a daily scan of the patient’s feet and sends the data to the cloud for analysis through advanced algorithms capable of detecting abnormalities. By detecting ulcers early, the technology can prevent hundreds of thousands of amputations, improving lives and saving healthcare systems millions of euro each year.
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Bluedrop Medical’s diabetic foot ulcer prevention technology has been selected as one of the most innovative technologies in the field of wound care by winning two prestigious Journal of Wound Care awards 2017. Up to 25% of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer at some point in their life. These ulcers can take months[…]
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Bluedrop Medical bags €600,000 funding for diabetes tool Bluedrop Medical has landed €600,000 in funding, allowing the Galway-based start-up to up its headcount and speed its device to market
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The firm has raised €600,000 to develop and commercialise an internet-connected device which scans a person’s foot to predict the formation of, and detection of diabetic foot ulcers.