Researchers in the US have introduced a system that treats Type 1 diabetes spontaneously and smoothly, with the help of a smartphone, leaving constant finger pricks and manual insulin injections. Ars Technica, published citing the researchers’ report, that when joined with a small sensor and wearable insulin pump, a smartphone can fill in for a pancreas, mechanically monitoring blood-sugar levels and providing insulin as needed.
Smartphones Enter mHealth Revolutions by Automatically Controlling Diabetes
“We have been working on this specific artificial pancreas as it its called since 2006. We show that it is only possible, but it can run on a smartphone.”
Lead Researcher Boris Kovatchev, Director of the Centre for Diabetes Technology in the US University of Virginia. revealed.
The system operates with a freely existing pen drive-sized blood-glucose sensor that can be wore in a variety of places on the body, such as an arm, leg or abdomen. The sensor reads blood-glucose levels after every five minutes and wirelessly reports the outcomes to a specifically designed app on a near android smartphone.