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Talking Blood Glucose Meter With Full Accessibility for Blind, Visually and Cognitively Impaired

Principal researcher

Name: Christopher Gray

Contact details: Bay Area Digital, LLC, 870 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States of America.
Tel: +1 415 217 6667; Fax: +1 415 217 6667
Email: chris@bayareadigital.us

Website: www.bayareadigital.us

Project details

Start date: 01/01/2008
End date: 30/06/2008

Description: This project addresses a crisis in the lack of effective glucose monitoring equipment for visually and cognitively impaired diabetics. The proposal thoroughly examines the technical and commercial feasibility of developing innovative technology that enables such patients to reliably use information provided by a state-of-the-art blood glucose meter, using speech output that is coupled with a commercially developed meter. There are currently no state-of-the-art or best-of-breed blood glucose meter systems available in the U.S. market with speech capabilities for use by the cognitively, visually impaired or blind community. The development of such a meter will positively impact the self-management of diabetes mellitus, improving quality of life and clinical outcomes for patients and preventing the development of secondary complications and provide an opportunity to impact a major health problem affecting millions of U.S. citizens.

Other organisations involved in this project

Funded by the National Science Foundation.

Last updated: 13/03/2010