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Israeli Startup’s ‘Smart’ Socks Set To Hit Market Next Year

By Arielle Ankri, NoCamels

ElastiMed CEO Omer Zelka next to the model of the company’s compression stocking.

ElastiMed CEO Omer Zelka next to the model of the company’s compression stocking.

An Israeli sock startup recently raised a $1 million investment from private investors and the Israeli Innovation Authority. That might be a jarring sum for a company that makes ubiquitous foot garments, but ElastiMed doesn’t produce just any socks. The northern Israel-based startup has developed a “smart” sock — a wearable medical device that helps improve circulation in the legs for treating venous and lymphatic diseases.

ElastiMed’s sock uses battery-operated technology to activate electric pulses that compress and massage the legs to stimulate circulation. The pulses mimic contractions in the calf muscles that in turn increase blood flow.

The smart sock is aimed at athletes, pregnant women whose feet and legs often swell from fluid retention, and patients suffering from chronic wounds and other disorders such as varicose veins, [l]ymphedema (damage to the lymph nodes), and venous thrombosis.

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