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100% pain-free glucoWISE non-invasive blood sugar monitor currently under development

Readings from the glucoWISE blood glucose monitor can be uploaded to cloud storage via a PC USB port. (Image source: Meta - edited)
Readings from the glucoWISE blood glucose monitor can be uploaded to cloud storage via a PC USB port. (Image source: Meta - edited)
The non-invasive glucoWISE blood glucose monitor is currently being developed by Meta Materials Inc. The portable device utilizes low-power radio waves to measure blood sugar levels and can be used as a continuous monitor as well. The glucoWISE device, which promises to be 100% pain free, has been tested in human trials.

Meta Materials, Inc, which is not associated with Facebook despite the similar “Meta” name, is currently developing a non-invasive blood sugar monitor that it has called glucoWISE. The small device can take painless measurements by either being clipped onto the skin between the thumb and forefinger or onto an ear lobe. In this manner, the glucoWISE device can also serve as a handy continuous glucose monitor (CGM), which would be especially useful for diabetics involved in activities such as driving or sports.

The glucoWISE monitor, which has been used in “two small-scale human studies” and has no disposable parts, takes readings by penetrating thin tissue that has sufficient blood supply with radio waves (40 GHz range). The device can then wirelessly transmit the relevant data shown on its display to a nearby smartphone that has the required accompanying app. Users will then be able to access the information that should assist with diabetes management and help avoid life-threatening hypoglycemic events.

Meta claims the glucoWISE non-invasive blood glucose monitor will offer 100% pain-free testing, which would come as a relief to millions of people who struggle with diabetes and have to use the fingersticking method for level checks. According to a survey, 18.3% of respondents tested their blood sugar levels 8-10 times a day; this percentage rises to 56% when a convenient pain-free alternative is put forward. No price or release date schedule has been posted for the glucoWISE monitor yet and Meta is not currently accepting volunteers for the ongoing research and development phase.

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glucoWISE monitor. (Image source: Meta)
glucoWISE monitor
glucoWISE monitor. (Image source: Meta)
glucoWISE monitor
glucoWISE monitor. (Image source: Meta)
glucoWISE monitor
glucoWISE monitor. (Image source: Meta)
glucoWISE monitor
glucoWISE monitor. (Image source: Meta)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-12-30 (Update: 2021-12-31)