A stylish take on blood monitoring…
For those with Type-1 diabetes, it may not always be comfortable or convenient to test blood glucose levels, especially for the always-connected teens on the move.
But now it might be easier to test and track thanks to this stylish accessory that serves a more important purpose.
Medical gear you can show off…
To help younger folks consistently and discreetly manage their Type-1 diabetes, designer Tyra Kozlow thought of a product that could test blood levels without calling attention to a condition that some may prefer to keep private.
Kozlow designed a small wearable earring known as the Sense Glucose Earring that offers continuous blood glucose monitoring.
The Sense Earring uses high-frequency radio waves and stores power using a rechargeable battery. But it’s not clunky like some would think – it actually comes in a variety of colors to fit the wearer and match any outfit.
Say goodbye to pricking!
This little device gets rid of the need for frequent finger pricks that have normally been the way of checking blood sugar levels.
This makes it easier and more comfortable for younger folks to manage their condition.
And since the younger generation seems to always be on their phones… the readings are sent to an app through Bluetooth. Based on the results, the wearer is then sent an alert.
The alerts are not only great for testing but also for identifying trends. This helps create better treatments and manage medical care more efficiently.
The spread of “smart” and stylish devices…
The “smart” jewelry is currently in its proof-of-concept stage, though it gained plenty of attention when it became one of the finalists in the 2020 Global Grad Show – a showcase where students work to address social and environmental issues.
Hopefully, this will be the first step in recognizing how to better manage the long-term conditions many people struggle with.
This design is one of the many that are currently taking over the medical field and will one day reshape how we manage our health – not only safely, but stylishly as well!
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