A device that checks blood glucose levels by touch could help those with diabetes to avoid needles. If you have diabetes, you probably know all too well about having to prick your finger. Well, hopefully, this is good for you if you do.
Scanbo, a Canadian company, unveiled a device that can measure blood glucose levels with the help of an electrocardiogram and artificial intelligence. They also use a photoplethysmogram that measures changes in blood volume in different parts of the body.
Scanbo told TechCrunch the device can also perform blood-pressure measurements.
“We use the three electrodes for ECG data and an additional measurement for PPG. We measure for 60 seconds, and then take the raw data and analyze that using the machine learning convolutional neural network and the deep neural network,” Ashiissh Raichura, CEO of Scanbo, told TechCrunch.
“As a company, we are a combination of AI and med-tech,” Raichura said.
As of now, the Scanbo device is just a prototype.