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The new bracelet to measure glucose 24/7

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Quantum Operation Inc, a Tokyo-based IoT (internet of things) startup for healthcare, presented a bracelet that serves as a non-invasive glucose monitor. You can take a measurement 24/7. The company’s proprietary sensing technology enables the monitoring sensor to accurately measure glucose in a person’s bloodstream through the skin.

The key to achieving this monitoring is the technology used by the company with new materials for its spectrometer. These technologies can be used to measure all kinds of vital signs, from heart rate to electrocardiography (ECG).

Kazuma Kato, CEO of Quantum Operation, said: “Our core technologies also enable healthcare companies to compile accurate big data and provide better solutions for disease control and management. We are very excited to present these technologies at CES 2021. “

Our bracelet will make the painful daily routine of puncture unnecessary for all diabetic patients Kato said. Big data applications and eliminating the need for needles is not the only way that technology promises to change the lives of diabetic patients: wearable devices can also enable remote monitoring by doctors to keep an eye on their patients. .

The company's proprietary sensing technology enables the monitoring sensor to accurately measure glucose in a person's bloodstream through the skin

Through an app, the solution enables healthcare providers to monitor patient conditions remotely. At CES, the company will also show its oxygen saturation (SpO2) sensor that can be worn around the wrist.

In January 2020, Samsung announced that it had developed a way to monitor blood glucose levels without a finger prick. The technology used in this case is “Raman spectroscopy”. Together with researchers from the Samsung Institute of Advanced Technology (SAIT), Samsung Electronics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the South Korean company created a system that uses lasers to identify chemical composition. .

For its part, the company GlucoWise has also announced more than a year ago to be working on the non-invasive detection of glucose in the blood. You are developing a device that is not yet available for public testing. With an app, personalized warnings and alerts will be provided, and an analysis of current and historical patient data will be performed, to calculate and forecast immediate trends in your blood glucose levels, allowing you to adjust your food or drug intake. according to your activities or how you feel.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the production of insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas that is responsible for removing sugar from the blood), and therefore produces excess sugar in the blood of people. It arises when the pancreas does not produce correctly (Type 1 Diabetes) or when the body does not use effectively (Type 2 Diabetes) the insulin it makes, which is the hormone produced by the pancreas that is responsible for removing sugar from the blood). Sustained hyperglycemia (increase in blood glucose) damages many organs and systems, especially nerves and blood vessels.

Among the risks of suffering from this disease, people with diabetes have two to three times more heart attacks and strokes than those without it.

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