Diabet non-invasive glucose monitor targets blood draw elimination with the META glucoWISE Home Hub system
Along with working on the portable glucoWISE blood glucose monitor, META has also been developing a home hub system that can be set up in a house or apartment or in a medical setting such as clinic. The company, which is based in Canada and not affiliated with Facebook and Meta Platforms, issued a press release back in July 2021 to introduce the Diabet/glucoWISE Home Hub system and to reveal that prototype testing had already taken place.
A concept video and images of the Diabet glucose monitor show how it would look in the home and how it would function. The concept design, created by The Imagination Factory, is clean and simple, with the team wanting to avoid the system looking like an imposing medical apparatus. The user would place their hand between the two sensors with a mechanical arm lowering the top sensor onto the thin skin between the thumb and forefinger.
Along with the Diabet sensor, another part of the glucoWISE Home Hub system is a “wearable element” that can be seen in the images below. META uses special material in the wearable, which wraps around the hand and features a sensor, so that it can be worn without discomfort at night and offers a patient with diabetes continuous data in regard to their blood sugar levels. No blood draw is required as only painless optical and radio waves are required for measuring duties.
While prototypes have been tested, there is still obviously a long way to go before the Diabet glucose monitor and the glucoWISE Home Hub system become more widely available. No release date or estimated cost have been published yet, and the product concept project itself involved 27 months of hard work. But with the many non-invasive blood glucose-monitoring devices that seem to be in the works nowadays, it appears the days of painful blood draw for diabetics are numbered.