Diabetes Is A Global Tsunami. MIMOSA Is Part Of The Solution
Beyond Human Vision
The MIMOSA (MultIspectral MObile tiSsue Assessment device) can photograph wounds with near-infrared light, just beyond the range of human vision. Taking these photographs using different “colors” of light, we can see key molecules that indicate tissue health. Using this non-invasive technology, we can predict when an ulcer might be forming before it is visible to the naked eye.
Up until now, this technology has been big and bulky and only available in hospitals. MIMOSA is major advance because of its size: we have miniaturized and adapted the technology to work with a cell phone, which can be used by a patient anytime, anywhere. The images MIMOSA takes can then be sent securely to a clinic where a healthcare provider can review them.
Monitoring patients at home saves hundreds of thousands of hospital and home care visits, while still ensuring that patients are monitored regularly. Remote monitoring with MIMOSA is also useful in underserviced communities that do not have access to specialized healthcare.