Kent State Uses Mood Ring Technology to Help Diabetics

Researchers from Kent State University's Liquid Crystal Institute, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising and College of Podiatric Medicine have teamed up to create a fabric that could ultimately save the feet of diabetics.

Like mood rings, the fabric uses liquid crystals to change color when it detects a change in body temperature, due to an infection, swelling or poor circulation.

Watch here as Monica Robins from WKYC talks with researchers about how the socks can help diabetics get medical attention before they risk amputation.     

POSTED: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:21am
UPDATED: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:27am
Kristin Anderson