Smartphone-based infrared camera accurately detects diabetic foot ulcers

medwireNews: A low-cost, smartphone-based infrared (IR) camera works as well as a high-end IR camera for the detection of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), study findings indicate … “An advanced home assessment tool to monitor the foot in people with diabetes is desirable, and for this measurement of foot skin temperature is a promising modality,” Rob van Doremalen (University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands) and co-authors explain … They acquired plantar images of both feet from 32 participants (mean age 67 years, 75% men) with a current (n=28) or recently healed (n=4) DFU using the FLIR-One IR camera (FLIR Systems, Wilsonville, Oregon, USA) attached to a Motorola XT1642 Moto G4 Plus smartphone (Motorola Mobility LLC, Chicago, Illinois, USA) … read more