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Cambridge Consultants develop NFC diabetes management device


If near field communication (NFC) is good enough for handling your money,then surely it must be good enough for managing vital healthinformation, no? At least that’s what Cambridge Consultants ispromising, recently unveiling an NFC-based concept device developed inconjunction with Philips that could potentially be used by people tomanage diabetes. The system consists of a wireless glucometer and aninsulin pump which interact with each other to determine the properdose of insulin by simply waving the two devices near each other,working just as well underneath clothing. And while they’ve focusedsolely on diabetes thus far, the researchers say near fieldcommunications could potentially be applied to a wide range ofmedicinal applications, including pain relief, asthma and respiratorycare, and gastric electrical stimulation therapy, among others.

http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/23/cambridge-consultants-develop-nfc-diabetes-management-device/

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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