Blood sugar test results are not accurate due to a number of reasons. Now researchers developed a new test procedure to estimate blood sugar levels that can reduce errors by more than 50 percent. Researchers say the red blood cells accumulate more sugar and its age is the main indicator of A1C variations and errors. The error rate came down from 1 in 3 to 1 in 10 when researchers controlled the age of the red cells and retested. Dr. John Higgins says the found calculations can be used to correct the current test procedures. The calculations can be used to correct A1C readings from continuous glucose monitors too. Researchers published their findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Thim, a small and lightweight wearable tracking device on the finger to get better sleep at home for insomniacs was developed by Prof Leon Lack, a scientist from Flinders University, Australia. Based on 10 years of university research findings, Thim device retrains sleep-deprived individuals to fall into longer and deeper sleep pattern. Prof Leon Lack and Thim company founder Ben Olsen are launching a fundraising campaign for the commercial production of the new device through Kickstarter platform. Production can start in 6 months time and will be available by May 2017 costing about AUS$199. Thim device has features such as "sleep retraining mode", "power-nap" and to know sleep patterns and track progress. Prof Leon Lack invented Re-Timer light therapy device previously. Prof Leon Lack says the new Thim wearable tracking device benefit number of people around the world in getting sleep.
Power nap : Power nap is a very short duration (10 minutes) sleep taken during the working day to get back brain alertness. This sleep stops before the body goes into deep sleep or slow wave sleep (SWS).
Mi Band 2 is an activity tracker, manufactured by Xiaomi, China. The device was released on June 7, 2016, connects smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 and comes with 0.42 inch OLED display. The device is available in Android or iOS operating system through Google Play and F-Droid (Android App Repository). This is sleep and workout tracking partner with key features such as
Researchers from VTT Technical Research Centrex, Finland have developed Beat2Phone Android compatible wearable device supported with a mobile app to measure heartbeat precisely. The thumb size device can help an individual in
The device is expected in the market within 6 months time.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.