Here’s a product description for you: an accurate, non-invasive continuous glucose monitor that talks to your iPhone, and will call someone if the CGM alarms and you don’t respond. Sounds like something you might have heard about in our annual DiabetesMine Design Contest, isn’t it? Well, guess again! It’s a product actually under production by the folks at C8 MediSensors, a San Jose-based company. If you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of them, C8 MediSensors…Read more »
Hey PWDs: Have you ever read the headline of an article and thought to yourself, Gee, that sounds familiar? That’s what we thought last week when news of a nano-tattoo for monitoring blood sugar started popping up again. We first heard about this technology way back in 2002, and then again in 2009, and even in 2010. So is anything really new there?
Turns out the latest is that scientists at Northeastern University are integrating…
Last week I learned of yet another company, Echo Therapuetics out of the Boston area, that is developing a transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system for people with diabetes. Naturally that means a non-invasive monitor that takes constant readings through your skin.
Been there. Heard that. Right?
Well, allow me to briefly introduce their work before we get into the discussion about whether skin-surface monitoring will ever succeed.
Echo’s Symphony system is made up of four…
Larry Ishler is an electrical engineer living in Erie, PA, whose son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in college about ten years ago. A few years later, the father had an idea for a non-invasive glucose monitor that would take readings through the skin on your ear (similar to the GlucoTrack from Integrity Applications out of Israel). For years now, he has researched, calculated, tested, and attempted to gain support for his highly accurate…Read more »
A gentleman cornered me at the Diabetes Technology Society meeting earlier this month, and said he wanted to talk non-invasive glucose monitoring. How could I resist?
He said his name was Avner Gal, from Israel. He pulled out a chunky little MP3-looking device, and plugged in a cord with a small clamp on the end. Then he hooked the clamp to his earlobe, and pressed a button. We both watched the progress bar move slowly…