This hi-tech type 1 diabetic earring uses safe, high frequency radio waves to do its diagnostic work.
Sense Glucose only needs one earlobe piercing (unlike the daily tests that diabetic patients have to perform, which involve a puncture for each single reading).
This obvious advantage is combined with another obvious advantage for those suffering from diabetes: that of being able to be on the ear at every single moment of the day.
Constant monitoring for type 1 diabetics
To proceed with the reading of the user's blood sugar levels, the earring uses sensors and algorithms that organize the collected data. These are then sent directly to a smartphone, which will show and archive them through a special dedicated app.
This greatly reduces medical waste (goodbye to millions of strips to collect blood drops) while offering a painless solution to control blood glucose levels.
Two words (in English) from the same designer of the concept, Tyra Kozlow:
This concept designed for type 1 diabetics anticipates what will be a trend of this decade. The miniaturization of remote diagnostic devices will continue in the direction of practicality and functional aesthetics.
Sense Glucose transforms a medical device into a fashionable wearable device. The goal is to remove the social stigma of diabetics of having to carry clinical-looking blood glucose meters with them.
In their place, the future will (also) give us objects like Sense Glucose: trendy, safe, ecological and completely painless.
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.