More than 400 million people suffer from diabetes, only half of which are diagnosed as sufferers. Of those diagnosed, half receive treatment and in only half of these patients is the treatment program successful.
This means that there is a huge unmet need for early diagnosis of diabetes and for effective treatment. And part of the answer to the problem with diabetes will come from the implementation of smart and wireless sensor technology in medical devices for the treatment of diabetes.
A smart insulin pen, for instance, can enable dose intake monitoring, helping both patients with chronic conditions and their physicians to track progress and personalize treatment. Sensors from ams can play an important role in a smart insulin pen, implementing batteryless fluid measurement and enabling the monitoring of doses, and of the patient’s temperature and vital signs.