Tanita Corp of Japan is about to start selling the pictured urine glucose meter in the country.
From Tech-On, a Nikkei Business Publication:
The UG-201 employs a biosensor based on the enzyme electrode method. It can be carried around with the sensor unit immersed in the preservation solution contained in a cap. The cap is removed before use, and urine is directly poured on the sensor unit. The cap is placed in the hole formed in the main unit cover so that the solution will not spill out of the cap. The measurement completes in about six seconds.
After use, the sensor unit is washed with water, and then the cap is attached to put the sensor unit in the solution. The sensor unit can be folded away. The measurement range of urine sugar level is 0-2000mg per deciliter. The urine sugar level is indicated in increments of 10mg/dL at minimum (100mg/dL in high concentration range).
After the measurement, an interval of about three minutes is required before the next use. The sensor must be calibrated with the use of reference solution about once a week.
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