Scientists Create An Android-Powered Artificial Pancreas

Posted by HardOCP News 9:59 AM (CDT)

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Is it just me or does it look like there is a whole bunch of components needed to make an Android-powered artificial pancreas? Where does all that stuff go? I guess its worth it if it works but damn man, that's a lot of gear to be lugging around.

However, the way that type I diabetics keep on top of their condition could be about to change, thanks to technology. From as early as next year, medical hardware companies are expected to release devices known as "artificial pancreases": closed-loop systems that will automatically monitor the wearer's glucose level and top it up as and when needed -- courtesy of an algorithm stored on a simple Android phone.