Diabetics often need to test blood glucose levels several times a day in order to make appropriate decisions about nutrition and, in the case of type 1 diabetics, insulin administration. Medisana, a German company, has developed hardware and an app that allow diabetics to test — and keep track of — blood glucose on an iPhone or iPad. The hardware, called the GlucoDock, connects to an Apple mobile device. The user puts a very small drop of blood on a test strip, and inserts it into the device. GlucoDock, via the VitaDock software, measures blood sugar and records the measurement for personal data tracking purposes.
We are the last generation that will know so little about our health. That’s the vision of medical tech startup Scanadu. The company has created a scanner they are calling the Medical Tricorder, which is aimed at parents who want to monitor their children’s health in order to make better decisions.
The mobile diagnostic device measures key vital signs — blood pressure, pulmonary function, temperature — and may even be able to read simple samples, sending all information directly to your smartphone. The Medical Tricorder additionally asks screening questions to provide recommendations.
According to the video below, the device can alert you about flu or disease outbreaks tailored to your family’s needs and offers advice on what to do next.
iglucose is a mobile health device and wireless communication system for diabetes management. Recently cleared by the FDA, iglucose simplifies disease management by automatically collecting, storing and transmiting blood glucose readings to create logbooks and trend reports.
From the iglucose website:
iglucose is a diabetes management solution that provides a convenient way to collect, store and automatically transmit blood glucose readings from compatible glucometers in real time. iglucose easily connects to industry leading, data-capable glucometers. Once glucometer data is transmitted to a secure central database, logbooks and trend reports are automatically created and can be communicated to individuals, family members, caregivers and health care professionals in order to collaborate for better outcomes. iglucose is mobile: it can be used anytime, anywhere.
The iglucose is the first core product in a suite of diabetes management technologies from PositiveID Corporation.