The Gluco Quantum® has a patented and proprietary
method of detecting blood glucose. The process is through
metabolic heat. The main forms of heat dissipation in the
human body are radiation, convection, and evaporation. The
overall radiation of heat and convection heat can be
calculated by the environmental temperature and the
radiation temperature. The evaporating heat can be
calculated by using the environmental humidity and the
finger surface humidity. A revised heat transmission method
is applied using this device to determine the blood flow
velocity. A heat transfer bar with Thermo-sisters on both ends
is used to contact the skin at one end and the temperature
change of the bar is then measured. The infrared radiation
temperature sensor is used to take the temperature of the fingers surface.
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The fingers skin surface is exposed to infrared light at a specific wavelength in
an assigned timing sequence and the light intensity penetrating the finger is
then detected and calculated. Based on the changes of light intensity, the
required parameters are then calculated using a special algorithm.
This device integrates many different sensors for signal collection and input it is
then processed using a processing circuit for signal conversion and
amplification. The blood glucose concentration as well as the other vital
measurements are obtained.. A microprocessor is used to calculate the values
and parameters and finally displays the results.
Pending FDA, CE Medical and ISO 13485 certification
ECG and Heart Rate Monitoring
Optical heart rate sensors are good for producing information like on-the-spot readings or resting heart rate data, which can be a good indication of your current state of health. They’re useful for adding HR data when you’re working out, too.
Generally, heart rate monitors are based on the same technology. Specifically, light-based optical tech (PPG) that uses flashing LEDs which penetrate the skin to detect blood flow. The light reflected off that blood flow is captured by those sensors and with algorithm smarts produce the heart rate data. It’s a non-invasive way to measure heart rate which is why a lot of companies use it in wearables. But optical heart rate sensors have an accuracy problem and its common knowledge for a while. A variety of things can impact on readings including skin tone, skin temperature or simply making sure the heart rate monitoring wearable is worn securely enough to produce reliable data.
Those three letters above stand for electrocardiogram and as
mentioned, it’s a term you’d more commonly hear in the
medical industry. It is also referred to as EKG, which means the
same thing. It refers to a medical test carried out with an
electrocardiograph that’s used to detect any cardiac
How does it do that? An electrocardiograph usually
requires placing multiple electrodes (12 starting from
the ankles and limbs on the skin to areas close to the
heart that measures electrical activity produced by
the heart as is contracts. This electrical activity is then
sent to a receiver that records the information, and this is where the heart’s rhythm can be analyzed, and irregularities can be detected.
The benefits of ECG wearables:
The obvious one is that it’s a more accurate method to measure that electrical activity from the heart. You don’t have to be plastered with all those electrodes on your body to do it, either. Take a chest strap that uses ECG tech, for instance. While many people aren’t fans of wearing them, they do concentrate placement of those electrodes close to the heart to record and transmit the data. Those electrodes will require moisture or sweat to provide a reliable connection, and it’s why you are prompted to wet the electrodes a little before sticking that chest strap on.
Another benefit is that ECG wearables work with smartphones and other wearables (like watches), replacing the need for one of those old school receivers to collate and log the data through companion apps or third-party apps. That means you can analyze the data in the comfort of your home or wherever you need to take a reading.
ECG heart rate monitors have already been embraced by
wearables, but largely for fitness. In the case of chest straps for
instance, it’s going to give you morereliable data – particularly
for high intensity training when the heart activity fluctuates.
Optical sensors tend to take longer to adjust to those
ECG and the accuracy that comes with it also opensthe door
for companies to start exploring more serious health issues,
specifically focused around the heart. We already know that
both Fitbit and Apple intend to explore the possibility of its
devices being used to manage heart health and detecting
conditions like atrial fibrillation. The ability for your wearable to
detect when there’s a serious problem with how your heart is functioning is obviously a huge thing to be able to do without potentially needing to visit a doctor or medical professional to find this out. But current wearables only provide one or two sensors to detect the ECG. The Gluco Quantum® has four sensors to detect ECG as well as heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation and blood glucose levels – all within one minute.
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. If it’s too high, your heart must work harder. Over time, high blood pressure can cause the heart to enlarge or weaken. This can lead to heart failure. High blood pressure can also narrow your arteries, which disrupts proper blood flow to your heart or brain, triggering a heart attack or stroke.
Your healthy target: Less than 120/80 mm Hg
The top or first number is the systolic number; it measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats. A normal systolic number is less than 120. The bottom or second number is the diastolic number; it measures the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats. It should be less than 80.
While most people are concerned over vital signs including their pulse, temperature, blood pressure and respiratory rate, a little less understood science when measuring fitness levels of an individual is the idea of measuring one’s blood oxygen level, SPo2. it is the level of oxygen available in the blood. If the individual is in good health, normal blood oxygen levels almost always fall within a very predictable range of between 95% to 100%. This means that the body is getting sufficient oxygen to be able to perform the necessary basic functions and that the internal organs are performing at their best. Not only that, blood oxygen levels in the body also has an effect on how effective workout sessions are.
Your body breaks down food into glucose (a type of sugar), which cells absorb for energy. When this process isn’t working right, glucose builds up in the blood. Extra sugar in your bloodstream is a sign of diabetes, a disease that can harm every organ in your body and damage nerves and blood vessels.
Your healthy target: A normal fasting (no food for eight hours) blood sugar level is between 70 and 99 mg/dL. A normal blood sugar level two hours after eating is less than 140 mg/dL.