Many have dreamed of a painless, noninvasive glucose meter that wouldn't require a person with diabetes to have to prick their finger to get a reading. Grove instruments is close to having a technology ready that would solve this problem. This project was an exercise to imagine what the new meter would look like and how it would operate should the technology become available.
This technology falls in the near-infrared region and only requires an individual to insert their finger into the device where a pad gently presses against the fingertip optically assessing the tissue in both the blood-filled and bloodless states. The device uses this information to calculate the blood glucose level. User’s are spared the trauma of pain, the neddlestick and bleeding.