LabStyle Innovations, a Caesarea, Israel firm, is finally making available its highly anticipated smartphone-connected glucose monitor. The Dario device includes the lancet and test strips within its body, and the actual glucose meter pops off the main unit and is connected to the smartphone’s audio jack.
The glucometer works with a smartphone app (currently available for iOS) that stores sugar readings, provides historical charts, predicts A1C (glycated hemoglobin), and helps keep track of food intake. All the data can be reviewed on the app itself or through a website portal. The same portal can be used to give access to a physician or caretaker, to help keep tabs on sugar levels and suggest lifestyle changes.
The company is planning on a “soft launch” for the Dario, initiating sales in New Zealand, Italy, Australia, and United Kingdom.
Here’s a company promo video showing off the app’s capabilities: