The GlucoPhone is not just for SENDING blood glucose data over the net. It’s actually a special glucose meter (GlucoPack™) that’s fitted onto the back of a cell phone. So yes, you stick your test strip into a little slot on the side of the phone and bleed on it, just like you would any meter. Then you can immediately “text” your results to a database available online with the subscriber’s permission, i.e. you set the access rights.
After several years of what seemed like empty talk, HealthPia has quietly “launched” its first marketable model, the Verizon LG5200 phone (CDMA platform) for the US market at last week’s AADE Conference.
Fox News has a demonstration online — we report, and you can decide how cool this is, for yourself. Amy, a journalist by training, also interviews the president of HealthPia on her site.
So far the GlucoPhone is only available on Verizon, and the only molds available are for 2003ish-looking clamshells. It’s a start, but we’re still hoping the feel-good story of the year for techophile diabetics will be the upcoming GlucoBand.
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