Glooko (Palo Alto, CA) just released its MeterSync Blue device that connects over 30 different glucometers to its smartphone app via Bluetooth. Previously, Glooko provided a cable that was the interface between a blood glucose meter and a smartphone running the company’s app. The new device hopefully will make tracking and sharing of blood glucose levels easier for diabetics and in turn help control those levels.
The device uses Bluetooth low energy, aka Bluetooth Smart, to communicate with modern phones.
From the announcement:
With the addition of the Glooko MeterSync Blue – featuring Bluetooth Smart™ and Glooko’s FDA-‐cleared technology -‐ the company’s diabetes management platform provides health systems and payer groups the ability to more cost-‐effectively enroll diabetes patients into remote monitoring programs without the need for patients to switch to costly, wireless-‐enabled, blood glucose meters developed specifically for telemedicine. Instead, health systems and payer groups can leverage the tens of millions of meters already deployed to patients worldwide.
Here’s a Glooko company video demonstrating how to use the new MeterSync Blue connector:
Product page: Glooko MeterSync Blue…