Kit that's coming soon MyGrams smartphone scales

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MYGRAMSMyGrams smartphone scales, designed by someone with diabetes.

D

aniel Blumer was

diagnosed with Type 1

diabetes in 2009 after

losing a lot of weight

and feeling weak. He

visited his doctor and was sent to hospital

and reports that after a week in hospital

he went back to his student flat 'feeling a

little lost'.

Even then, as he began to understand

the rigours of a life with diabetes he

downloaded a nutrition diary app.

However, he says, "I thought it was quite

hard to write down what I ate without

including information about the amount -

the weight - of what I ate. So ended up

restricting myself, eating food that came

in packages. I was studying engineering

and always carried my phone with me,

and it came into my mind that a phone

case with an integrated scale would be

great. Later I thought that an app that

calculates the carbohydrates in the phone

itself would be the perfect solution."

LR: Daniel Blumer, Philipp Omenitsch, Philip Dimitrov, Kevin Benckendorf, AlexanderDimitrov

Hence MyGrams was born as an idea,

and Blumer with some friends (see below)

and colleagues started to look at actually

building the smartphone scales and

setting up a business to sell them in order

that other people with diabetes could

benefit from this new bit of diabetes tech.

The scales have gone past the prototype

and demo stage and the company has

started a crowdfunding campaign on

Indiegogo.com. The campaign is going

well, but needs more support in order

that the first scales can be shipped in

November 2019.

Says Blumer, "We are in a university

incubator and are working really hard

to bring the product to market. After

delivering for the crowdfunding backers

we distribute in the US and Europe."

For the initial product launch the

MyGrams smartphone scales are only

compatible with a selection of phones,

such as the newer iPhone X but Blumer

says that the plan is to expand the product

line in terms of choice of compatible

phones, and also develop the tiny scales

as a standalone product, so users can

slip them into a pocket or bag and not

necessarily have them as a backpack on

their mobile phone, and still work with the

app on a phone if required.

Blumer, Co-Founder, and CEO of

MyGrams, adds, "We understand very

well how hard and restrictive life with

diabetes can be. Our product and app

are intended help to anyone who has

been diagnosed with the condition. We

are constantly working to further develop

MyGrams to best meet the needs of

people with diabetes and their families."

Indiegogo campaign (early bird discount

of 50% applies until early June, making

the price around £30):

indiegogo/mygrams

To watch a YouTube video about the

product, click HERE.

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