Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Watch that Monitors
Here is another example of how technology is helping improve peoples lives. The next couple of years we are going to see numerous device that can monitor many body functions that right now we need to go see a doctor or prick our finger to get the results.
"A wrist-watch-like Glucoband, with fully integrated LCD screen, electronic circuits, integrated electrodes, battery and adjustable wrist-band, is placed on the person's wrist. The initial measurement process takes only a few minutes, however, in the monitoring mode, measurements can be continuous and only the frequency of measurements must be determined. The Glucoband targets diabetics who are measuring their own blood glucose, and medical personnel who are using blood glucose measuring and monitoring devices in clinics, hospitals and other point-of-care facilities. The measurements meet FDA requirements for accuracy and correlation."