Wearable Technologies in Munich
I was poking around the internet when I decided to go see what kind of new info had been presented at the Wearable Technologies Conference held a few weeks ago in Munich Germany. It was just as awesome as I thought it would be.
There were several medical devices that I found interesting. One that especially caught my attention was a glucose monitor that would do away with finger pricks for diabetics. A small filament is inserted just below the skin and held in place by an adhesive pad. A small waterproof sensor that is attached to the upper arm would monitor the glucose, recording data for eight hours so that trends could be detected. This filament and monitor can be kept in place for up to fourteen days. While it is not yet available in the US, the company is currently having discussions with the FDA.
This conference also announced the winners of the WT Innovation World Cup. This completion is designed to help develop marketable products for Wearable Technologies in five different categories, Sports & Fitness, Healthcare &Wellness, Safety & Security, Gaming & Lifestyle and Smart Clothing. Since it would take too long to tell all the wonderful products that won the different categories, here is the link so you can go and take a look for yourself. http://www.innovationworldcup.com/hall-of-fame/?wc=7