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iBGStar™ Blood Glucose Meter
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About

Plug-In Glucose Meter for the iPhone

Detailed Description:
The iBGStar has a 30-pin connector which plugs straight into your iPhone or iPod Touch, where any data already recorded is added into the Diabetes Manager’s database. From here you, or your doctor, can check your condition, observe and analyze trends and from the look of the images, the management part includes adding in your meals, exercise and other important daily information too. The share button lets you send the charts built from all this data via email.

Known drawbacks of design:
iBGStar still requires FDA 510(k) clearance in the US, and the clearance might not be coming any time soon, since the iPhone is not a medically approved device.

Website:
http://ibgstar.com/web/

Designed in:
2010

Status of realization:
Prototype

Challenge(s):
communication, disability, health, knowledge, technology

Form/Impact/Context

Form
The iBGStar has a 30-pin connector which plugs straight into your iPhone or iPod Touch, where any data already recorded is added into the Diabetes Manager’s database. From here you, or your doctor, can check your condition, observe and analyze trends and from the look of the images, the management part includes adding in your meals, exercise and other important daily information too. The share button lets you send the charts built from all this data via email.

Impact
Specifically designed devices, which fit conveniently into a patient’s daily lifestyle, resulting in blood glucose self-monitoring at the recommended level, will improve diabetes management in their daily lives.

Context
For people with diabetes, blood glucose monitoring is essential for maintaining tight blood glucose control and preventing numerous diabetes-related complications that can compromise overall health and quality of life. However, factors such as reliability, accuracy, discretion and ease-of-use of blood glucose monitors continue to be issues of concern for a significant proportion of people with diabetes. iBGStarTM will help enable better patient self-management, increase compliance and strengthen the partnership between patients and their healthcare professionals.

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
Patent

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Company development costs

Is there a plan for future investments?
Yes

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Yes

Credits

Designed by:
Sanofi-Aventis Team

Title/Role:
Developer

Website:
http://ibgstar.com/web/

Professional status of designer:
Sanofi-aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company

Nationality:
France

City/Country of residence:
Paris

Name of company:
Sanofi-Aventis


Manufactured/Produced/Commisioned by:
Sanofi-Aventis
http://ibgstar.com/web/

Additional credits:
AgaMatrix