Qualcomm Supplying Wireless Modules for use in Diabetes Glucose Tester
Published on: 4th Jan 2011
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Qualcomm and Telcare have announced plans to integrate Qualcomm's wireless Internet of Everything Module (IEM) into the Telcare 3GM blood glucose meter. The device, currently in prototype phase, is designed to transfer blood glucose readings wirelessly to a patient's family members or physician with each test.
"One in 10 American adults today has diabetes, and experts estimate the disease's prevalence could triple in the next 40 years," said Jonathan Javitt, Telcare's CEO. "Using Qualcomm's IEM technology, we are developing Telcare 3GM as an evolutionary leap beyond today's glucose meters. Real-time engagement with caregivers is particularly beneficial for parents and family members looking after diabetic children and elderly people, where family support can mean the difference between a good day and a trip to the emergency room."
The Telcare 3GM glucose meter aims to bridge the last mile between patient and caregiver. Using 3G mobile broadband, the product is designed to enable patients and caregivers to regularly monitor and respond to changes in an individual's glucose levels. This feedback loop should give people with diabetes a more flexible lifestyle, and provide them better control and management of the disease.
Telcare plans to start USA clinical trials later this year.