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Kwatch Is A Device That Measures Glucose Painlessly

Kwatch Is A Device That Measures Glucose Painlessly

KWatch is a device that measures glucose painlessly Marko Maslakovic 2486 Views 0 Comments Health tracker A French health tech startup PKvitality is looking tolaunch of a $150 smartwatch that will allow you to monitors glucose levels without taking any blood. With415 millionpeople affected, 1 in 11 worldwide, diabetes is progressing rapidly. It is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, lower limb amputation and causes millions of deaths every year. Non-invasive glucose monitoring is considered to be the holy grail of diabetes treatment. Many companies have tried and failed to come up with something, and diabetes patients still have no accurate alternatives totracking glucose bypiercing the skin. Some diabetics still resort to loggingtheir results using pen and paper. Essential reading: Smart Glucometres, high tech options for monitoring your blood sugar There is no shortage of rumours that Apple is looking to upgrade its smartwatch with sensors to monitor glucose non-invasively . Whether this is built into the watch itsself or into its strap, or whether this ends up being a totally separate device remains to be seen.Tim Cook has evenbeen spotted with a portable glucose monitor prototype earlier this year. We sincerely doubt that we will see this in Apple Watch 3 which is due for release in a few months time. Shown off at CES 2017 at the start of the year, KWatch Glucose was among about two dozen products designated a winner of the shows Best of Innovation Award.Utilizing a revolutionary biosensor,the device works by tasting the skinrather than taking blood samples. Their proprietary system is composed of biosensors that use micro-needles to probe interstitial fluid for bio-chemical analysis. While the user will feel the slight pressure of th Continue reading >>

K'track Glucose Is A Glucose Monitor That Doesn't Make You Bleed To Read

K'track Glucose Is A Glucose Monitor That Doesn't Make You Bleed To Read

Diabetics are all too familiar with the prick of a needle on the fingertip, a familiarity that PK Vitality aims to undo with their KTrack Glucose wearable. It is a smartwatch wearable device that uses Skin Taste technology to read glucose levels, which is much less creepy than it sounds. The KTrack can take unlimited readings with the tap of a button. The Skin Taste technology utilizes tiny micro needles that are just <0.5mm long. Their aim is not to draw blood, rather it is to access interstitial fluid. What is interstitial fluid? It is a solution that is naturally found to surround all tissue cells and accounts for as much as 16% of a persons body weight. That means that it carries some valuable bio-information such as glucose, which is then detected by the SkinTaste biosensor. Upon activating this feature, the tiny needle probes painlessly penetrate the interstitial fluid and brings a drop into the device for reading. This allows for discreet monitoring of blood glucose in the most convenient way ever invented. No longer do diabetics or hypoglycemics have to carry around the awkward glucose machine with its strips and archaic needle pricks. Now, they can just discreetly check their blood glucose and adapt accordingly, making for a huge quality of life increase. It is Android and Apple app compatible, where it also tracks typical fitness tracker information such as steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled. You may be vaguely remembering like announcements by Google or Apple about this kind of technology, but this differs in that it is built directly into a wearable device. The process from the point of pushing a button to getting a reading takes about one minute. All of that information can be accessed through the companion app so you can keep an eye on pe Continue reading >>

Diabetes Skin Taster Technology Unveiled That Monitors Blood Glucose Levels

Diabetes Skin Taster Technology Unveiled That Monitors Blood Glucose Levels

Diabetes skin taster technology unveiled that monitors blood glucose levels Diabetes skin taster technology unveiled that monitors blood glucose levels Telemedicine could help diabetes patients improve blood glucose control 01 November 2016 A pioneering technology has been unveiled which "tastes" the skin to check blood sugar levels , instead of analysing samples of blood. The K'Track Glucose is a wearable device which its developers, PKvitality, hope could alleviate the painful task of finger pricking for people with diabetes. PKvitality, a French start-up company, has designed a unique biosensor called SkinTaste, which is made up of lots of tiny needles that collect and analyze fluid found on the skin. The K'Track Glucose device uses this biosensor to read whatever is found in a substance called interstitial fluid - found around tissue cells - which can absorb glucose from the blood. Interstitial fluid acts as a reservoir of nutrients , including glucose, which the cells can draw upon. The fluid accounts for as much as 16 per cent of an average person's body weight. The device, which does not require test strips and can be worn around the user's wrist, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show which took place in Las Vegas this week. Blood glucose readings are taken within a minute of a button being pressed. It can also measure the number of steps the person has taken, the distance travelled and how many calories have been burnt. Data history is captured via iOS and Android apps which means the user has fast access to their results. The device also alerts and reminds users when their next check is due. A spokesperson for PKvitality said: "K'Track Glucose is the first wearable tracker that measures your glucose effortlessly, painlessly and in seconds. "K'Track all Continue reading >>

Pkvitality's New Wearables Monitor Glucose, Physiological Markers | Digital Trends

Pkvitality's New Wearables Monitor Glucose, Physiological Markers | Digital Trends

Steps. Distance. Calories. Heart rate. In terms of the physiological markers theyre capable of measuring, smartwatches these days are pretty darn predictable. Wearables like the Apple Watch lack the components necessary to record morethanbasics. If biomedical firm PKvitality has its way, that wont be the case for much longer. Chances are you havent heard of PKvitality, a self-described biowearable affiliate of consumer electronics firm PKparis. But the firmsbeen plugging away for more than 20 years in the biological research business, developing innovative medical technologies for the consumer market. Its newest invention, the patented SkinTaste biosensor, is perhaps its wildest yet: An array of tiny needles that collectand analyze skin fluid. It works like this: Tiny 0.5mm-long SkinTaste microneedles puncture the surface of the skin and probe interstitial fluid, the pasty clear substance that surrounds tissue cells, which absorbs chemicals like glucose directly from the blood. Once the probes penetrate the top-most epidermal layer, miniature pumps extract the fluid for chemical analysis. PKvitality describes interstitial fluid, which makes up as much as 16 percent of an average persons body weight and provides cells with nutrients, as a wealth of telling biomarkers. The companycontends that the fluids location near the top-most portion of the skin roughly 1mm above pain nerves and blood vessels makes it ideal for comfortable extraction. The company is wasting no time adapting it for consumer electronics. It debuted two wearables, the K-Track Glucose and K-TrackAthlete, at this weeks Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The KTrack Glucose, as the name implies, reports glucose levels. Unlike the conventional pinprick method no doubt familiar to the more than 415 mill Continue reading >>

K'track Glucose Wearable - Assistive Technology At Easter Seals Crossroads

K'track Glucose Wearable - Assistive Technology At Easter Seals Crossroads

Diabetes affects approximately 415 million (1 in 11) individuals worldwide. Glucose monitoring can often help manage symptoms for these individuals. Checking glucoseinvolves pricking ones finger multiple times daily, which can be painful and bothersome. KTrack Glucose isa new wearable designed to measure glucose effortlessly, painlessly, and in seconds. The KTrack Glucose looks and wears just asa smartwatch. It is a sleek wearable so you can wear it all day! In addition to tracking glucose levels, it also tracks steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. The KTrack Glucose device and the KTrack app (available on both iOS and Android devices) will make monitoring glucose levels even simpler! The app willshow a complete data history over timeso the wearer can share results with relatives or professionals. If enabled, the app can also push notifications to remind individuals to check their glucose. The KTrack Glucose wearable does not record glucose levels automatically or continuously. The user will need to press the KTrack on the skin before reading the result. Kapsul is the revolutionary biosensor that makes the painless monitoring possible. When the Kapsul is in contact with the skin, it tests glucose levels without any blood sample. It has the ability to painlessly take unlimited measurements within a 30 day period. The KTrack Glucoseis still being tested and is estimated to be available as early as 2018. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter so you can stay up-to-date with the KTrack! Continue reading >>

Pkvitality

Pkvitality

painless blood-free glucose monitoring K’Watch Glucose is the first wearable tracker that measures your glucose effortlessly, painlessly and in just a matter of seconds. K’Watch allows diabetics to self-monitor their glucose levels without the need for cumbersome and painful blood-based tests. K’Watch Glucose requires no calibration, just a simple press gesture on the watch to display the glucose level. How does it work ? K’Watch Glucose is equipped with K’apsul®, utilizing a revolutionary biosensor which, when in contact with the skin, tests glucose levels without the need of blood samples. Quite imperceptible and totally painless, K’apsul can take unlimited measurements within a 30-day period with results being displayed on the K’Watch screen as well as synced to its dedicated app. No bulky material, K’Watch Glucose can be discreetly worn all day long and in all conditions. Monitoring your blood glucose in every social setting becomes possible, whether you are at work or even when exercising – when glucose level are prone to spike. K’Watch Glucose can also track steps taken, distance traveled and calories burnt. K’Watch Glucose makes a diabetic’s life easier. In order to better monitor their health, users can connect K’Watch Glucose with its dedicated iOS and Android app to show a complete data history over time and share those results with a relative or a professional. K’Watch can also send alerts to remind users to check their glucose level. Diabetes is characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia, which is an excess of sugar in the blood. With 415M people affected (1 in 11 worldwide), diabetes is widespread and is progressing rapidly. It is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, lower limb amputation, and 1.5 mill Continue reading >>

Apple’s Needleless Blood Sugar Tracker Has An Uphill Battle In Front Of It

Apple’s Needleless Blood Sugar Tracker Has An Uphill Battle In Front Of It

Rumors are flying that Apple is developing some kind of wearable that would continuously track the user’s blood sugar without breaking their skin. For people with diabetes, this would be a huge improvement over the somewhat invasive or downright painful options they currently rely on. But experts warn that if the rumors are true, Apple will be facing a scientific and technological battlefield littered with decades of other companies’ failures. If Apple is chasing a needleless blood sugar monitor, it wouldn’t be that surprising. (Apple declined to comment.) After all, the market would be massive. About 30 million Americans have diabetes, a disease caused when there’s too much sugar, or glucose, in the blood. People with diabetes have to carefully titrate their food intake, or even inject the hormone insulin in order to keep their blood sugar from spiking or dropping to dangerous levels. So regularly measuring blood glucose is key. Right now, it’s also unpleasant. People with diabetes have to prick their fingers to draw blood, or wear a monitor that inserts a tiny tube beneath their skin to continuously measure glucose in the fluid between cells (the same fluid that spills out when you pop a blister). So a needleless device — preferably one that continuously monitors glucose levels and spits them out in real time — would be a huge upgrade. “That is the holy grail,” says Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute who also sits on the board of glucose monitor manufacturer Dexcom. And that’s why so many before Apple have made the attempt. Google tried to develop a contact lens to detect glucose in tears, but ever since pharmaceutical giant Novartis licensed the technology in 2014, the project’s gone quiet. (A spokesperson fo Continue reading >>

New Diabetes Smart Watches At Ces 2017

New Diabetes Smart Watches At Ces 2017

We're sorry, an error occurred. We are unable to collect your feedback at this time. However, your feedback is important to us. Please try again later. Hey Diabetes Peeps, did you know that the term "complications" isn't always negative? Yep, it's a little known fact that in horology (the art of measuring time), a complication refers to any feature in a timepiece that goes beyond just simply displaying hours and minutes. That means day/date displays, alarms, stopwatch functions, etc. So finally, there are some diabetes-related complications we can all get behind! That is, lots of excitement this week about new glucose-tracking smartwatch features (err, complications) -- including a Dexcom-Apple Watch update and a new "Glucowatch 2.0" type device on display at the big annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that just wrapped up in Las Vegas. Earlier this week, Dexcom announced a new "complication" to its Apple Watch compatibility. Instead of having to touch an icon to open a separate screen to see your glucose data, it's now it's displayed right on the main watchface! There are four different ways to view your glucose data there, ranging from 1 to 6 hour trend graphs: Dexcom first announced Apple Watch compatibility in April 2015 with the Dexcom Follow app and watchface, and it later expanded that for all personal G5 CGM use on March 14, 2016. Now, this capability to see BG levels without pressing any buttons is a big change that many CGM users have been asking for quite a while. Currently, the new capability is only for the G5 Mobile app and Apple Watch, as the company hasn't yet updated the Follow app that lets users share their results in real-time with family members or others. Word is also that this new feature doesn't work with every single watchface, so if you hav Continue reading >>

Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch Will Help Diabetics Track Glucose Levels

Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch Will Help Diabetics Track Glucose Levels

Fitbit is pairing up with Dexcom, a company that creates continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for people with diabetes. In an announcement today, the companies say that their first initiative is to bring Dexcom's monitoring device data to Fitbit's new Ionic smartwatch. For those unfamiliar, Dexcom's CGM devices work with a sensor that sits just under the skin and measures a person's glucose levels every few minutes in order to provide them with a bigger picture of where their glucose levels are and where they're heading. As of now, a transmitter attached to that sensor lets you see readouts of those levels on a smartphone or even an Apple Watch, but soon you'll also be able to see them on Ionic's screen. Dexcom and Fitbit say they're hoping to get this feature available to Ionic users in 2018 and are working to develop other diabetes management tools in the future. "We believe that providing Dexcom CGM data on Fitbit Ionic, and making that experience available to users of both Android and iOS devices, will have a positive impact on the way people manage their diabetes," said Dexcom's CEO, Kevin Sayer, in a statement. Continue reading >>

Ktrack Glucose Fitness Tracker Real-time Glucose Levels At A Button Push

Ktrack Glucose Fitness Tracker Real-time Glucose Levels At A Button Push

KTrack Glucose fitness tracker real-time glucose levels at a button push Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Now *this* is a handy wearable. Not only does theKTrack Glucose track how many steps you take, how far youve walked/run, and how many calories youve burned, it also keeps a track of the glucose levels in your blood. Diabetics, this is THE fitness tracker for you! It does this using what it calls a Kapsul unit, located in the back of the tracker (see image below). In this unit is the companysSkinTaste technology, which is a number of micro needles that when activated, slightly penetrates the skin. The micro needles are activated by a single button on the face of the tracker. Makers of the device PKVitality claim that the needles dont cause pain, but rather users simply feel the pressure of the Kapsul touching their skin during the test. So how does it work, and what is it taking as samples. PKVitality says this: At the touch-of-a button, the probes penetrate this layer and pump a tiny drop of interstitial fluid into the Kapsul for chemical analysis. The process is a completely painless operation as contact is not made with any nerves or blood vessels. Users simply feel the pressure of the Kapsul touching their skin during the test. The glucose readings take place in real-time, though the makers do mention that in times of rapidly changing glucose levels there could be a lag of 5 to 10 minutes. The readings display on one of the watch screens, and are also passed along for more information and deeper analysis to a matching app, made for both iOS and Android devices. Readings can be taken 4 to 10 times a day. TheKapsul unit needs to be replaced every 30 days, easily done using a tool that ships with the tracker. You also have the opportunity to set up th Continue reading >>

Smart Watch Designed To Monitor Glucose Levels

Smart Watch Designed To Monitor Glucose Levels

Smart watch designed to monitor glucose levels Wearable technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, especially in the health-related field. A new smart watch, equipped with a standard heart rate monitor and step counter, can also measure glucose levels. The new device is the KTrack Glucose. It resembles a smart watch and it carries out its glucose measuring function by assessing the interstitial fluids of the skin. Interstitial fluid is a tissue fluid. It is the solution that bathes and surrounds the tissue cells of the skin. Interstitial fluid makes up 16 percent of a typical persons total body weight. It serves the function of providing the body with nutrients and it also assists with waste removal. Assessing glucose levels is very important for people who have diabetes. Because the glucose level in interstitial fluid is not exactly the same as the glucose levels in blood, the device applies a formula to provide a guideline about blood glucose levels. Continuous glucose monitoring is particularly useful for people with type 1 diabetes, and assist with the management of hypoglycaemia. The new device has been manufactured by the company PKvitality, as reported by Digital Trends . The device was previewed at the January 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The key selling point is that the KTrack Glucose assesses glucose levels without the need for a blood test. Traditional assessments for glucose levels involve using a needle to take a blood sample and analysing this using a glucometer. The KTrack Glucose deploys tiny microneedles , less than half a millimeter in diameter, to penetrate the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) and to enter the interstitial fluid layer. The collected sample is then analyzed using a built-in sensor. A result is obtained wi Continue reading >>

Glucose Watch

Glucose Watch

Avoid painful finger pricks! The Glucose Watch is a medical device that allows you to track your blood sugar without having to draw blood. Learn a few important things you need to consider before getting one. Painless Blood-Free Glucose Monitoring with the KWatch Avoid painful skin pricks with the glucose watch! Sound too good to be true? It may be. Take for example the case of the GlucoWatch which was first approved by the FDA in 2001 and which dropped off the market about 10 years later after being found to be inaccurate and to have too many false alarms by Stanford University School of Medicine and the University College of London. However, with the widespread of diabetics among almost all age range of people around, medical equipment manufacturers are introducing varieties of new products every day. New glucose monitoring watches are either available or in production from: First lets look at some of the basic benefits a Glucose Watch could provide. Non-invasive, regular, constant and/or instant blood glucose reading, An alarm to alert you when your blood sugar is too high or low, The ability to store and review previous readings history There are a couple approaches in the works. One innovative new brand of medical wrist watches feature Reverse Iontophoresis technology and collect blood glucose samples from body fluids by using an electric current flowing throughout the sensors. The readings are shown on the watch display and the buttons that are required for operating this device are placed at the edge of the device. Another depends on tiny microneedles that painlessly penetrate the top layer of skin and analyze interstitial fluid. This is the same fluid that other continuous glucose monitoring equipment using, meaning it is a proven method. However, the concept i Continue reading >>

Support - Pkvitality

Support - Pkvitality

May 2017 70% of the following parts of the product are ready : the watch, the micro pump, the biosensors. We are still half of the way to finish the micro-needles but this part ismoving forward rapidly. Next steps : set up those last production details and launch the medical certification process. In order to go faster with those steps, the team launchesa funding campaign. Product will be available as soon as medical certification is being passed. This date will vary from region to region. In the meantime, you are welcomed to subscribe to our newsletter in the contact page in order to be updated about our progresses. Kapsulis a tiny consumable that need to be plugged in KWatchdevices. Kapsul can make unlimited measurements for a period of 30 days, after which it should be changed. Each Kapsul is composed of bio sensors and of SkinTaste technology, an array of micro-needles. At the touch-of-a button, the probes pumps a tiny drop of interstitial fluid into the KWatch wearable device for bio-chemical analysis. While the user will feel the slight pressure of the probe pressing on their skin, they feel absolutely no pain as the sensor never reaches any nerve or blood vessel. Continue reading >>

Pkvitality Introduces Next Generation Trackers To Monitor Glucose And Lactic Acid

Pkvitality Introduces Next Generation Trackers To Monitor Glucose And Lactic Acid

PKvitality introduces next generation trackers to monitor glucose and lactic acid SkinTaste Technology Built into Adaptable Biosensors Taste the Chemical Composition of Skin PKvitality, an advanced bio-wearable company has today unveiled KTrack, a line of next generation trackers with the ability to analyze key physiological markers by simply tasting the skin rather than analyzing blood samples. The groundbreaking technology brings new capabilities to the health and fitness wearable market. The company is initially launching a glucose monitor, KTrack Glucose, to serve the 415 million affected by diabetes as well as KTrack Athlete, a device that for the first time allows people to monitor lactic acid, an indicator of muscle fatigue in real-time to significantly improve training and performance. Availability will follow regulatory clearance. PKvitality is an affiliate company of PKparis, an acclaimed designer of consumer electronics. It is fusing this expertise along with 20 years of biological research to bring its patented SkinTaste technology to market. SkinTaste is a revolutionary biosensor array that uses micro-needles (<0.5mm long) to collect and analyze chemical compositions of the interstitial fluid found just below the surface of the skin. This adaptable array known as the Kapsul, is designed to fit into multiple wearable devices such as watches, armbands and bracelets and can be configured to analyze a range of different biomarkers. The SkinTaste technology contained within the Kapsul works by inserting tiny micro-needles just <0.5mm long into the skin to probe interstitial fluid, a solution that surrounds the tissue cells of all multicellular animals. On average 16 percent of a persons body weight (or 10 liters for the average person) is made up of this liquid Continue reading >>

Ktrack Is Painless Blood-free Glucose Monitoring

Ktrack Is Painless Blood-free Glucose Monitoring

KTrack is Painless Blood-Free Glucose Monitoring > KTrack is Painless Blood-Free Glucose Monitoring KTrack is Painless Blood-Free Glucose Monitoring KTrack is Painless Blood-Free Glucose Monitoring KTrack is Painless Blood-Free Glucose Monitoring This ones for the diabetics. KTrack is the worlds first wearable tracker that measures your glucose painlessly and in seconds. It allows you to self-monitor glucose levels without drawingblood. Simply press the screen and the watch will display your glucose level. KTrack is equipped with Kapsul, a revolutionary biosensor which, in contact with the skin, tests glucose levels without a blood sample. Kapsul can take unlimited measurements within a 30 day period with results being displayed on the KTrack screen as well as synced to its dedicated app. KTrack Glucose can be worn all day long and in all conditions. It looks like an ordinary digital watch and works like one too, meaning you can discreetly monitor your blood glucose in social settings, the workplace, during sport and exercise any situation where glucose levels are prone to spike. KTrack can also track steps taken, distance travelled and calories burnt. The dedicated iOS and Android apps show a complete data history over time and share those results with a relative or a professional. KTrack can also send alerts to remind users to check their glucose level. Its on track to make diabetics lives easier. Continue reading >>

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