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KIT

KIT THAT'S COMING SOON...

NOW EAR THIS

Y

ou could get tired of clip-on

trackers and bracelets?

Your next wearable device

just might be hooked

around your ear. "Due to the

proximity to the temporal artery, devices

worn on the ear can conduct completely

unobtrusive, passive monitoring devices

worn on the ear can conduct completely

unobtrusive, passive monitoring and offer

far more precise measurements," says Dr.

Vahram Mouradian, founder and CTO of

Sensogram Technologies, whose

SensoTRACK is an elegantly designed

device that fits snugly on your ear where

it measures heart rate, blood pressure,

oxygen saturation and respiration rate. It

also counts steps and calories burned,

while sensing your speed, activity level,

geolocation, altitude, body posture and

pace.

Pretty much the only thing is does

not so is measure blood glucose, but

a while ago we covered a developing

technology where light was being used

to beam through skin to assess blood

glucose levels. Made by MediWise, the

company is considering going down the

ear-lobe route which could give a form

on continuous glucose monitoring akin

to a sensor, but without having to actually

insert it into your body.

Talk about getting a right earful! Who

knew those lobes could leverage so much

insider info about your bodily processes.

Now, coming towards the end of 2015)

BitBite and wearables for the ear

is BitBite, an ear-based device that

automatically tracks your eating habits

and can help you improve them with realtime dietary

advice. The BitBite device fits

in your ear and learns when, where and

how you eat. It then analyzes this data and

gently nudges you to make adjustments,

such as slowing down your eating pace

or drinking more water. BitBite doles out

its advice either by 'whispering' in your

ear or by alerting you through the BitBite

smartphone app.

Beyond fitness

Etai Granit, founder and SEO of BitBite,

has pointed out that almost everything

else we do can be tracked, from

walking, cycling, sleeping, eating to

tracking your mood. Now, often using

wearable technology, it's possible to go

beyond fitness into nutrition and weight

management. You can use smart phones,

scales, CGM or you can just do it the old

fashioned way and to write things down

on paper or plot it in Excel on your PC.

Granit says, "A wearable device is

with you all the time and you can use it to

improve your health because knowledge

is power, and awareness is the first step

for a cure, if you need curing. You can

send that information to a doctor without

necessarily having to see him or her, and

it's likely that in some circumstances it

might be possible for your computer to

do the analysis."

One of the things that wearable

technology could be used for in the field

of Type 2 diabetes is to address inactivity

and over-eating. "Mindfulness is just

being more aware of what you are doing

-- or not doing, and also to be aware of

what you are eating and your eating rate.

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  14. The Quantified Self and diabetes, big data and diabetes
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  19. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  20. Vanessa Bolosier The Creole Kitchen
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  24. Making Carbs Count
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  30. Living with diabetes

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