iPhone As A Glucose Meter For DiabeticsPosted on May 2nd, 2009 3 comments
Back in March 2009 Apple announced that they would be releasing the 3rd generation of iPhone software. iPhone update to 3.0 and perhaps some new phones are expected around the first of Jun 09. While there is lots of “stuff” in the future, the one of most interest to me is the opening of the iPhone hardware to application developers. Henceforth, developers can build apps along with supporting hardware making the iPhone a much much more flexible platform.
Back in the old days [couple of years ago] I used a Handspring Visor with a FreeStyle Tracker added into the CF port to read and record my glucose readings. This was a really really slick way to take, record, and graph glocuse readings. Fairly expensive at the time, it soon went the way of technology without a significant market following into the dead bin. With Apple opening up the iPhone, they are changing their business model greatly and in so doing being disruptive – again. There is a demonstration in the embedded video below taken during the iPhone keynote announcement that supports the iPhone’s reading of glucose levels and extends the functionality to include logging the entries, charting trends and a method to backup the data, what I had years ago with the Handspring. I will be in for one as soon as the device becomes available. Hank
3 responses to “iPhone As A Glucose Meter For Diabetics”
Jongho James Lee May 2nd, 2009 at 19:53
Apple really is competing to conquer the technology world today. New iPhone medical apps with more to come. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to relevant medical application on the iPhone.
Spencer McKee May 3rd, 2009 at 00:56
The iPhone can do everything!
Yamiah Compton May 3rd, 2009 at 05:07
The iPhone is an amazing phone and I wish that it was available for all services. Pretty soon it’s going to be the new midwife or something crazy like that.
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