Session 6: Health Monitors
Graphene-based sensor for preventative diabetic healthcare
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
Bonbouton is a technology platform for preventative diabetic health care. Our first product, a smart insole with a proprietary embedded graphene sensing system, passively monitors the skin’s physiological signals in order to detect early signs of foot ulcers. This simplifies patient self-monitoring and reduces the frequency of doctor visits. For patients with diabetes, ignorance of foot health status can be devastating medically, emotionally and financially. Two of the major complications are injuries of the extremities: foot ulcerations and a bone/tissue deformity called Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy (Charcot). Our smart insoles that work seamlessly with the mobile app would constantly monitor temperature and pressure of the foot bed to provide the full historical data for physician to review, and notify any early symptom for foot ulcer development. We further hypothesized that the change of treatment course would significantly reduce the foot amputation, and also the 5 year mortality rate in such diabetic patients group
Linh Le is a chemical engineer by training, he has published multiple papers, international conference proceedings and currently holds six US patent. He later found Bonbouton, a technology platform for preventative diabetic healthcare. Prior to that, he got his MS in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and BS in Chemistry from Vietnam National University.