Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Wajeeha KhanSEECSUndergraduateFourth11beewkhan@seecs.edu.pk
2Hadiya JabeenSEECSUndergraduateFourth11beehjabeen@seecs.edu.pk
3Kashmala Tahseen Khan SEECSUndergraduateFourth11beektahseen@seecs.edu.pk
4Faisal HassanN/A

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: HealthLegalities, Endocrinologist, BioInformatics

Idea Details

Idea Name: GlucoSmart
Slogan: Live Pain Free, Live Smart
Startup Domain: Health Care
Abstract:
    GlucoSmart is a standalone non-invasive blood glucose monitoring device that accurately measures the blood sugar level in real time in a pain-free manner .
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Pakistan has 7million diabetics &the number is expected to rise to 15million by 2025 that implies Pakistan will have the 4th largest diabetic population.Over 80%of chronic diabetics use a blood glucose monitor with test strips,typically costing Rs.25-50/strip or 30-50000/year which is expensive
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   More than 50% of type 2 diabetic patients tend to avoid testing their blood glucose level the recommended number of times due to the pricking involved in using invasive devices.Approx.60% of amputations are due to diabetes related ailments and avoiding testing implies complication go unnoticed
How will the solution works
    Our solution is to develop a unique non-invasive blood glucose monitoring hybrid device that uses both Infrared,Near Infrared(NIR) & Ultrasonic signals,to determine and calibrate blood glucose level, based on spectroscopy on the ear lobe.The device allows pain free blood glucose monitoring and thus can be used for extended period of time without any discomfort. Additionally it requires no test strips to measure sugar level in blood and thus can save a lot of cost incurred by the strips.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    There is no comparable device in the market currently other than Glucowatch,which is not only very expensive (~$600)but also does not meet the accuracy criteria.On the other hand, the first prototype of our device alone had an accuracy of 75-80% and we plan to bring the accuracy a notch
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2014-12-21 (2239)