5. Wearable skin patch monitors glucose levels wirelessly
Nemaura Medical recently completed a second-generation version of its SugarBeat wireless skin patch continuous glucose monitoring system. It will launch clinical trials of the device soon.
The glucose monitor is designed to be a wearable sensor patch that transmits data through Bluetooth to a smartphone or smart watch to give real-time glucose readings.
U.K.-based Nemaura Medical hopes to submit an application for CE Mark approval in the European Union mid-year and hopes to launch the wearable in Europe later this year.
The small disposable patch sticks onto a user’s arm, leg or stomach to measure the glucose levels of the body through the skin, according to the company. The patch is 1 mm thick and is connected to a small electronic sensor that takes a measurement every 5 minutes from the body’s interstitial fluid.