January 5, 2008

Innovative Service with Mobile Phones Helping Patients who Suffer From Diabetes

I just read an article in today's paper on a fantastic innovation that is being tested called GlicOnline - a software that allows a patient who suffers from diabetes to use a mobile phone to control the level of insulin he or she needs to take. The software was developed by a tech incubator at USP-University of São Paulo and is in being tested at the Hospital das Clinicas. It's a four-step process. Patient checks glycemic level, keys in result on phone, selects foods/quantities being considered, and the software calculates the exact amount of insulin to be taken. Software and service expected to be available in a few months. Great to see innovations from Brazilian universities and how the mobile phone is becoming so pervasive in our everyday lives.

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