Keep track of your health in style
Global Wearable Devices – a Dutch-Chinese manufacturer of mobile devices – asked Helder-id to design a smartwatch for a British biomedical company developing the world’s first non-invasive Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) device for people living with diabetes.
Improve blood sugar management
With over 420 million diabetics worldwide and the number of pre-diabetics at almost three times this number, diabetes is a global healthcare concern.
Combining clinical research with patient-friendly technology, CGM is expected to deliver a non-invasive, affordable and flexible method of tracking blood glucose for better diabetes management.
Starting point for Helder-id was to design a medical device with a non-medical character: a stylish and non-stigmatizing alternative to the well-known grey plastic boxes with Velcro straps. With the first prototypes, the sensor patch was positioned under the forearm of the patient, connected to the wearable by means of a small wire. Eventually, a patch was developed that allowed wireless connection to the reader, giving the user more freedom to position the patch. Also, the size of the device became much smaller, which offered new possibilities for a more elegant design.
During the project many prototypes were made to assess both user aspects, functional characteristics and CE-compliancy. Helder-id also took care of the production of a larger test series to be used for the clinical trials.