Global Technology Management
Biosensors, Blood sugar monitoring -- Technological innovations, New products -- Planning, Technology -- Management
Biotronik, a global medical product company, has decided to enter a new product area to develop and market a glucose monitoring device to allow diabetics to measure their blood glucose levels without pricking themselves to obtain blood samples. This will be accomplished with a two part system composed of an implanted micro device utilizing silk circuit technology to measure blood sugar levels at the command of the second component, a wristwatch-like control and display unit. Since these two components will communicate using wireless technology, penetration of the skin to produce blood samples is no longer required. This system will allow the patient to monitor her blood glucose levels as frequently as necessary to enable more accurate control of her diabetes. This project has been given the internal project name - “ Codename: Bedbug”.
Zielsdorff, Casey; Liu, Ying; Bourque, Greg; and Eshghi, Shahrokh, "Codename: Bedbug An Implanted Tissue Glucose Sensor" (2010). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 716.