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Creating the future of daily foot care

We’re a state-of-the-art mobile health platform that uses near-infrared light to non-invasively assess tissue health, with the hope of making daily foot monitoring accurate and accessible to everyone.

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Featured - Personal Health News 2019

Featured - Personal Health News 2019

 
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Cohort 2016/2017

 
 

Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputation

Most people think diabetes is a mild disease that can be controlled by watching sugar intake or with medication. While this can be true, if diabetes is left untreated or isn’t properly managed it can lead to serious health complications like heart disease and nerve damage.

Because of these complications, diabetics often lose feeling in their feet, and can develop deep open wounds (called “ulcers”) from a sock that rubs them the wrong way or a shoe that does not fit properly.

They simply cannot tell that they have a problem until it is too late. 

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23 times more likely to have a lower limb amputation

Ulcers are treatable if caught early. People with diabetes are 23 times more likely to have a lower limb amputation than the general population. There are no early detection tools

A more sobering statistic is that 30% of diabetics who have an ulcer-related amputation die within 1 year - more than your life time risk of dying of cancer. 15% to 25% of people with diabetes will have a foot ulcer at some point in their lives.


Affecting Every-day Canadians

Canada has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world, with more than three million people with the disease, a number which has doubled since 2000 and continues to grow.

Worldwide, more than 20 people are diagnosed with this disease every hour of the day.  Most people living with diabetes are middle aged and are still working.  Having a foot ulcer affects their ability to work, provide for their families and enjoy their lives. 

 

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Costing Canadian's $547 Million Dollars a Year

Beyond the personal cost to an individual who cannot work, treating diabetic foot ulcers costs the Canadian health care system $547 Million dollars a year.

The cost of an amputation to the Canadian health care system is 10 to 40 times greater than the cost of effective prevention. 

 
 

The MIMOSA Family

The Founders

 
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Karen Cross, MD, PhD, FRCSC

CEO Dr. Cross is a Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon and a Surgeon Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and an adjunct professor at Ryerson University. 

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General Leung, PhD, MSc

Dr. Leung is a Magnetic Resonance physicist. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at MIMOSA Diagnostics and also an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medical Imaging.

 

The Team

Oren Rosen   Chief Operations Officer

Oren Rosen

Chief Operations Officer

Melanie Morris   Chief of Staff

Melanie Morris

Chief of Staff

Keith Wong   Senior Software Architect

Keith Wong

Senior Software Architect

Dragos Duta   Design Technologist

Dragos Duta

Design Technologist

Paul Hunter   Clinical Project Coordinator

Paul Hunter

Clinical Project Coordinator

Nathan Swift   Quality Assurance Specialist

Nathan Swift

Quality Assurance Specialist

Armin Gurdic   Software Developer

Armin Gurdic

Software Developer

 

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