Our mobile application GlucoNightWatch was born a year ago, it was conceived to meet the needs of some close friends, whose 9 years old daughter had developed Type 1 diabetes.
They had searched without success for an alarm system to help them reducing the risk of nocturnal hypoglycemia going undetected, as they were waking up every two hours to check glucose levels, but the available products didn’t provide a solution to their problem.
We ended up developing the free App GlucoNightWatch, an application for Android phones capable of periodically logging readings from the Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose sensors using the NFC interface, and generating alarms sent to other phones for situations configured by the user.
If you are interested, you can find more information about how we started in our blog.
The App was a true success, since we launched thousands of families have benefited from it, and we have received a lot of heartfelt messages of gratitude from parents all around the world.
However, although it has been a success, we believe that its adoption has been limited by the need to wear a mobile phone directly over the FreeStyle Libre sensor, as even with the smallest phones this can be bulky and uncomfortable.
Ten months ago, we decided to start developing a bracelet that could read the glucose levels from the FreeStyle Libre sensor and communicate via Bluetooth to the mobile phone.
We believe that this was the right approach to make the solution more accessible, it also allowed us to develop the GlucoNightWatch App to be compatible with both Android and Iphone devices.
The combined solution of bracelet and mobile app will be more comfortable to wear and more reliable for collection of data from the sensor, and will continue to benefit from our simple to use, proven and reliable App.
We already have a working prototype, and now we want to reduce its size and integrate it into an easy to wear band that can be comfortably worn all day and all night, a consumer grade product that will be a true guardian of your diabetes.
We are a small team of professionals with a background in diverse technology areas related to telecommunications and IT. Our team bring experience in design and development of mobile Apps, development of antenna technology and control systems for drones, and is supported by a user group from our existing user base and medical specialists for product field testing and validation.
We are committed to making our monitoring solution available to more people and their families who have to manage diabetes on a daily basis.
Juan currently works as Technical Sales Manager for Datacom Infrastructure provider, but in his own time develops projects in design and development of communication and control systems for unmanned aircraft.
Miguel is a computer science PhD. and software expert, and has extensive experience managing projects involving hardware and software integration.
Eduardo owns Navilo a company specialised in developing mobile Apps for both Android and IOS devices, and has developed several projects around medical wearable devices.
The images presented of the product are the proposed conceptual design, which may vary in the final delivered product. We are working very hard to develop and deliver a product which meet these functional specifications and physical dimensions. However, you can be sure of one thing: WE WILL DELIVER.
As with all Kickstarter projects we will keep all backers up to date with regular progress reports and we invite all backers to participate in our forum to ask questions and provide feedback.
GlucoSentry is intended for FreeStyle Libre users only. If you are not a FreeStyle Libre user, please consult with your doctor BEFORE purchasing GlucoSentry and beware that the FreeStyle Libre is not available in every country.
The GlucoSentry and GlucoNightWatch products are data collection and presentation devices and not medical devices. The medical data is entirely provided by the Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose sensor which is a device approved by medical regulatory authorities to provide measurements of glucose levels. These GlucoSentry and GlucoNightWatch products are for monitoring the simple data provided by the medically approved sensor but does not provide a substitute for adequate medical attention and supervision.
Risks and challenges
In order to prevent unexpected production problems, we’ve partnered with Celestica, a company with a long experience in the development and production of electronic devices.
We use electronic components that are widely proven and have a reliable supply.
DELAYS WITH THE CE MARK APPROVAL
The project timeline has taken this factor into account. Our current prototypes are already designed to ensure compliance with the electromagnetic compatibility directives and to pass the approval tests without problems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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