Saturday, February 27

Hela, the smartwatch with glucose meter that all diabetics will want to have

Without finger pricks, this watch is capable of monitoring the blood sugar level of any diabetic. It is a crowfunding project that has already reached its funding goal. Sports watches or bracelets can measure the steps we take throughout the day, the heart rate when we exercise, if we sleep well or if we are stressed. However, a crucial parameter for many people, the blood sugar level, was missing. The Helo Bio Smartwatch has been presented as the perfect wearable for diabetics. It is a bracelet with almost all the specifications offered by other models, but which includes a very important sensor for this group of society. More than 13% of Spaniards suffer from this disease and need to control their blood sugar level from time to time. Eight to ten times a day these checks can be done at home, at work, wherever needed. Do you want to perform at your best in your sports training? Sports smart watches will be a great support to achieve this. To do this, the traditional test consists of pricking the fingertip to perform the analysis with a drop of blood. This watch does not need to test blood to give a result. With HELA it is only necessary to moisten the finger with a drop of sweat and lightly press the sensor on the strap of the bracelet for a few seconds. The algorithms of the system developed for this project achieve reliable results by analyzing the individual’s sweat sample. This avoids the pain of punctures and, according to its creators, in the long term it represents a saving compared to the current measurement kits used by diabetics. The glucose sensor in this watch can be used for 14 days and is easily exchanged with the other 6 sensors in the box. Over time, more parts will be sold separately. This bracelet is also capable of measuring lactic acid level. On the other hand, Hela has a sensor to measure active and resting heart rate, records sleep quality and has GPS to monitor physical activity. Exercise is a fundamental part of diabetic care, which is why Hela users will be able to see notifications on the 0.95-inch AMOLED screen that remind them of the time to take their medication, whether to drink more water or not spend so much time sitting. Its charging system is magnetic at the bottom of the watch for when the battery has run out after 7 days of use. But you can also order a case to more easily charge the device and that offers wireless charging to charge the mobile phone at the same time. Its creators offer different models: the Hela Glu Care or the Hela Lac Care. The first offers glucose measurement and the second lactic acid. They are very complete watches that have already achieved the financing goal on Indiegogo and are now in the production phase. They will be launched in November for a starting price of 108 euros at the exchange rate.

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