The Edema Stocking monitors and measures changes in leg volume for patients suffering from edema (fluid accumulation or swelling) of the lower limbs. The advantage of the telecare concept is that it allows for more intensive monitoring for stages of the disease and provides better opportunities for early and timely medical intervention.
The material of the stocking is especially designed as a compression stocking that instantly measures all changes of leg expansion. The measurements are sent to a mobile phone that shows the actual changes of swelling in the legs, this information is then automatically sent to clinicians at the hospital for observation. The edema stocking should be thought of as an important part of telecare; it helps to locate when medication needs to be adjusted for individual patients.