There are more than 67 million diabetic patients in India alone, these “diabetics” have mindset ranges from diabetes-as-life-sentence to the ones who are in denial despite their medical reports. Keeping this in mind, Indrajeet Bakhale, an Indian industrial designer, wants to design wearable device that allows you to constantly check your blood sugar level, the result is Glycount, a humane diabetes management.
This design phase involved rigorous ideation via sketches for the physicality of the device and paper prototyping task and the screen flow. Amongst all the devices we wear, the form of a watch seemed to satisfy all the physical, technical, and the social requirements. For the screens, the selection of the fonts and weights were selected ensuring the best visibility, legibility across age groups.
Designer : Indrajeet Bakhale
This conceptual medical device would be the next step for humane diabetic management. It’s been designed based on the premise that we will create a technology that enables us to measure blood sugar level continuously without any skin invasion. This type of technology can be effectively used to promote healthier lifestyle, especially for people with diabetes. Glycount also takes into account social trauma that people with diabetes feel when they use medical device in public, it aims to become a discreet medical equipment yet functional gadget for these people.
Glycount key features:
- E-ink display that consumes less battery
- Rim LED which on the watch that gives a quick visual signal of your blood sugar level bracket
- Hypoglycemia prediction
- Personalized sugar trend graph (set your own time slot)
- A tethered connection to next to kin and doctor
- PC and Mobile app
- Insulin and pill Dosage reminders
Tuvie has received “Glycount Humane Diabetes Management” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.