Take a look at some outstanding examples of the amazing array of creative submissions from the 2009 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge:
Grand Prize Winner:
LifeCase/LifeApp – A combined hardware and software system for iPhones that combines a lancer, test strips, a glucose meter, wireless insulin pump management, and disease management software all in one package.
Jerry the Bear with Diabetes – A fun and educational interactive toy and accompanying web community for diabetic kids.
Kids Category Winner:
Safe Tube – An ingenious pulley system to make insulin pump tubing retractable.
FootSafe – A high-tech home scanner for diabetic foot damage. Easy to use and very powerful.
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Care Partner Program – Uses low-cost and user-friendly information technology to improve communication between patients, their clinical teams, and their networks of social support.
Diabetic Data Cloud – An open infrastructure for diabetic data to be shared among various platforms.
Glucapen – A new delivery system for injectable glucagon in the treatment of severe (emergency) hypoglycemia.
IDEAL Life – The first easy-to-use, customizable, FDA-approved glucose meter that allows diabetics to share important health information with their healthcare team.
iPump – Allows your PDA and pump/glucose monitoring systems to share data via Bluetooth technology.
InsuClick – Solution for short-term insulin infusion when you want to disconnect the cord from your pump.
Kardia – A small, attractive USB blood sugar testing device for children with diabetes.
Learn Diabetes – Both an educational game and a management system, designed to stimulate the every day lives of patients.
Multii – Combines a blood glucose monitor, an insulin pen and a portable sharps container into a single compact device.
Non-invasive ocular meter – A non-invasive blood glucose monitor that measures the refraction of laser light through the clear fluid in the front part of the eye to determine glucose levels.
Remora CGM – A Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) that’s fully integrated with the iPhone.
Sleep-O – An alarm device to prevent nighttime hypoglycemia by detecting moisture in the skin.
Super Glucometer – A meter with sophisticated algorithms to accurately predict your blood sugar every hour throughout the day.
TINTsulin – A recommendation for colored insulin, to avoid common delivery problems.
UTS Diabetes for iPhone – An iPhone app for diabetes record-keeping, and optional sharing of your results with your doctor, relatives, and friends.
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Caress – A hand scanner that functions as a non-invasive glucose monitor.
Diabetic ToolBelt – An adjustable sports belt that carries your lancing device, meter, and supply pouch.
Drop BGe Monitor – A “high-fashion” blood glucose monitor using a sleek, OLED touch display.
Glucoluxe – Tiny, pretty earrings that can continuously monitor glucose levels.
GlyMetrix – An online game designed to teach patients about caring for themselves with diabetes.
GlycoGum – Specially formulated chewing gum that can detect elevated glucose levels.
GlycoLINK – A non-invasive glucose meter system in the form of a comfortable armband.
Happy Soles – Scans your feet for ulcers while you get a stimulating and health-promoting foot massage.
Mobile Phone Implantable Interface – A tiny wireless device implanted under the skin, that sends glucose readings to your iPhone.
Nike + D – An extension of the Nike+ product that scans feet for diabetic damage.
PicoSulin – An attractive insulin pump that uses easy-to-load insulin pen cartridges.
Steering Wheel Cover – A special medical ID design for your car that could save a life in an emergency.
Streamline – A highly portable and robust integrated glucose meter and insulin delivery device.
Sugar Free Footwear – Athletic shoes that can monitor your glucose via sweat.
Sugar Wager – An iPhone-based game that motivates patients with monetary rewards.
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