While CES is usually filled with new tech like TVs, wearables etc, sometimes the healthcare products get lost in the shuffle. One thing that caught my attention was the Glucose Measuring Wristband from Quantum Operation.
While traditional glucose monitoring solutions include finger pricking and using a blood sample on a strip and meter, Quantum’s solution is much easier.
“Until now, sticking a needle into your finger or arm has been the only available method for accurately measuring your glucose level. Our wristband will change that, making the painful daily routine unnecessary for all diabetic patients,” said Quantum Operation CEO Kazuma Kato. “Our core technologies also enable healthcare businesses to compile accurate big data and provide better solutions for disease control and management. We are very excited to introduce these technologies at CES 2021.”
The wristband uses the company’s patented spectrum sensing technology to accurately measure glucose levels in a person’s bloodstream.
While wearing the wristband, a user can receive noninvasive 24/7 glucose monitoring. It’s also helpful for healthcare providers to monitor their patients’ conditions remotely.
The technologies that Quantum is utilizing, can also be used to measure all types of vital signs from heart rate to electrocardiography (ECG).
This means that it’ll eliminate the need (and pain) of daily finger pricking. There have been other solutions to measuring glucose like the Abbott FreeStyle Libre but the system still requires a patch with a small needle to be inserted.
Quantum Operation hasn’t said when their wristband could be available in an actual product for consumers or healthcare providers.
Source: Quantum Operation