We have just received word of a new watch that will allow diabetics to accurately check their blood glucose level without the need of a blood sample.
The traditional way of checking glucose levels is to prick a finger to check the blood but the Glucowatch uses perspiration instead.
The watch was designed by Christopher Stamp, and uses sweat to monitor blood sugar level on the users wrist. He conducted scientific research before creating the final design we see here, after all you wouldn’t want to create something this snazzy for the tech behind it not to work like a dream.
The watch uses a slap strap, which allows a snug fit around the users wrist that contours perfectly whether the user is hot or cold meaning it is working all the time. The LCD screen displays the blood sugar level and of course the time, it also has a unique way of informing users if their blood sugar level has dropped to a low level.
The watch can be programmed to either emit a sound or simply vibrate to inform users of changes, the red stripe around the band also serves a purpose. The outer area of the strap supposedly creates a positive energy which makes the user feel good about themselves and the inner layer contains a replaceable sweat band, which is essential for the device to work.
Like any good gadget, the Gluco watch can be hooked up to a PC or Mac via a Mini USB port to download data from the day. It’s a clever device that we hope will help simplify diabetes suffers lives going forward.