Thursday, April 10, 2008

Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring (tCGM) System

It's about time someone came up with a non-invasive glucose meter. Looks like echo therapeutics may have something really novel here. Their Symphony transdermal CGM system uses no needles and provides continuous glucose readings and trends.

Once again, the wireless transmitter uses Bluetooth technology. Security standards will need to increase if sensitive health information is being transmitted wirelessly. What types of security protocols and data encryption will be necessary?

It's really exciting to see all the R&D advances focusing on the "artificial pancreas." Soon, people with diabetes may have automated devices that monitor and control their glucose levels. Wouldn't that be something?

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