GPhone: Case on the phone, can control the level of glucose in the blood

The modern smartphone is integrated mass functions: photo and video camera, voice recorder and music player that 15-20 years ago, it was impossible to present in a single device format. But lately, more and more manufacturers tend to equip their devices healthful functions. Perhaps very soon a person suffering from diabetes, can do without the blood glucose meters, measuring the blood sugar level using your smartphone.

GPhone: Case on the phone, can control the level of glucose in the blood

The device was called the GPhone and created by scientists from the University of California at San Diego and is the cover on the phone. Gadget Framework printed the 3D-printer, and an additional power supply unit is not required and is powered by the battery of the smartphone. As can be seen in the photo above the top of the cover is sensor (which, incidentally, is replaceable). The sensor is connected to the printed circuit board. On the other hand devaysa fixed removable stylus at the end of which is a disposable bulb. To carry out the analysis, it is necessary that the ball touched the sensor, thereby charging it. Then on the ball added few drops of blood, and the particular protein in a ball reacts with glucose. This protein reacts to glucose and generates an electrical signal: the higher the level of glucose, the stronger the signal. But these need to decipher: it needs more time to touch the sensor, which will forward them to the app on your smartphone via Bluetooth. On the actual test takes less than 20 seconds, and the application (available so far only on Android) can store, analyze information and even send her doctor. And technology have a number of drawbacks, the most important of which is that for the test requires 12 drops of blood, but the developers are working to reduce this number. We should not forget that the announced case is just the first test the prototype and it is lots of changes. Themselves as developers claim that this technology can be easily integrated into future smartphones.